Best Trails 1 The Manistee River Trail Brethren, MI Hiking + More Activities WalkingCampingFly FishingMountain BikingSnowshoeing Little Manistee River is located near Manistee, Michigan. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until December. 2 Empire Bluff Trail Empire, MI Hiking 3 Hoist Lakes Foot Travel Area Barton City, MI Hiking 4 Sand Lakes Quiet Area Traverse City, MI HikingCross-Country Skiing 5 Nordhouse Dunes Free Soil, MI Hiking Best Hiking Best Mountain Biking Best Trail Running Old Nursery Trail Roscommon, MI Recent Reviews Au Sable River, South Branch by Kevin Denlinger about 3 years ago 4 Completed 1 Reviews This is an easily accessable route one of Michigan's most beautfiul rivers. Mutiple sites to camp along the trail. Some can be overpopulated on summer weekends, but many arenot easily accessible by car and are more quiet. Great river fora beginner.