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Monday, September 6, 2010

Guide to Hodenpyl Reroute

portion of map of Hodenpyl reroute on North Country Trail

by JHY

The Grand Traverse Hikers Club chapter of the NCTA has worked hard over the past several years to complete about 15 new miles of trail. One could argue that some of it is one of the prettiest pieces of trail in the whole lower peninsula of Michigan. But there have been a lot of questions about finding the new section.

The trail association has issued, this summer, a new edition of the official map MI-05. However, the Grand Traverse Hikers have also created a guide to the section. It includes a general overview map, with trailheads, campsites, and text to describe each section. The entire brochure is available at Northern Exposure and Fletcher Campgrounds. However, the map and guide info is available as a pdf download below.

Also check the Trail Wiki at for a complete description of the section. Please add any comments you have to the Wiki.

This segment is on NCTA map MI-05

See Wiki Guide
See GTHC brochure, p 1 a pdf


Cindy said...

Thanks for the information on the Hodenpyl reroute. I was interested in looking at the pdf of the map, but it appears the link is broken.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Cindy- Thanks! I got the link fixed now.

Cindy said...

I just received the new NCTA Map MI-05. It's a nice map and worth upgrading. The old map doesn't include the area around hodenpyl dam, and now it does. :) Very nice. Can't wait to hike the area.

Do you know how people normally hike this? Do you need to spot yourself (2 cars), or do you just do a down and back? Can you camp along the way?

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Contact the Grand Traverse Hikers chapter, and they have complete info. It's their section.