North Country Trail - McDougal Rd to Kipp Rd (Petoskey)
This 12-mile section displays the NCT at both its best and worst in Northern Michigan. The majority of this section passes through the urban areas of greater Petoskey. During this time the path follows busy roads and passes through numerous residential neighborhoods. As a lover of solitude and wilderness this bit of the NCT was a bit like torture...a section of trail to simply be endured. Luckily, anchoring this section at both ends are a pair of beautiful natural areas that try to help even out whatever negative vibes you may have from walking through town...
Trailhead GPS Coordinates: 45.355771, -84.935211
Route Type: Point-to-point
Difficulty: HARD (due to mileage & early spring conditions)
Mileage Hiked: 12.0 miles
Trailhead Temp: 40'F
Min. Elevation: 575'
Max Elevation: 760'
Trails Used (blaze color): North Country Trail (blue)