Pinkerton Creek Trail

Ontonagon, Michigan

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A brief and pleasant connector trail to or from the Little Carp River. From the southern trailhead, the first mile of trail leads through mature hardwood stands before it reaches its namesake, Pinkerton Creek. A wooden bridge allows for a dry-foot crossing; within a few yards, a second, smaller creek and another handy bridge have to be crossed as you hike through stands of ancient hardwoods and conifers. Special attractions: any hikers use this trail to bypass the rugged end of the west-to-east Lake Superior Trail, which goes from the Presque Isle River to the Little Carp River.
Hiking Michigan

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Hiking Michigan

by Mike Modrzynski (Falcon Guides)

A brief and pleasant connector trail to or from the Little Carp River. From the southern trailhead, the first mile of trail leads through mature hardwood stands before it reaches its namesake, Pinkerton Creek. A wooden bridge allows for a dry-foot crossing; within a few yards, a second, smaller creek and another handy bridge have to be crossed as you hike through stands of ancient hardwoods and conifers.

Special attractions: any hikers use this trail to bypass the rugged end of the west-to-east Lake Superior Trail, which goes from the Presque Isle River to the Little Carp River.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ontonagon
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Best in Fall
Local Contacts: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Local Maps: USGS Thomaston, White Pine, and Carp River quads;
Driving Directions: Directions to Pinkerton Creek Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/12/2008
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8/23/2005
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After hiking a few of the more challenging trails in the porkies this one was a nice break. The trail is quite well maintained with planks over some of the more muddy sections. At about mile 2 you come to a large ravine overlooking some small falls/rapids, and a bench to perfect for a break. The trail connects to the Lake superior trail which makes it a possible starting point to some backpackers. The trail is steep at times but not to strenuous. A nice little hike through the Forest.



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Apr 2018