Eagle Run

Eagle Run

Address: 44.425605,-83.366331
Countie(s) trail is located in: Iosco
Trail Type(s): Cross Country Skiing <> Hiking <> Mountain Biking <> Snowshoe
Trail Measurement: 7 Miles
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This trail runs along the south shore of the Lower Au Sable River. Eagle Run provides a loop trail system for hiking and cross-country skiing.

Also known as the Eagle Run Cross-Country Ski and Hiking Trail.

Scenic views of the Au Sable River and a quiet, remote setting allow visitors to experience nature first hand. The trails are maintained with the support of volunteers.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This trail is groomed.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Parking
Usage: Light
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Restrictions:

Allowed – Nonmotorized and nonmotorized snow use prohibited – Motorized and over-snow motorized VehiclesDiscouraged – Dog sleds and pack/saddle animals on groomed ski trails. As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for the public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you online or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Applicable Orders –

Au Sable River and Cooke Pond Semi-primitive Motorized Areas, shorelines of Alcona Pond and the Eagle Run Trail System; R904-14-21
Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas; R904-14-02
Occupancy and Use; R904-14-03

Closest Towns: Oscoda
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Huron Shores Ranger Station – 5761 N. Skeel Rd., Oscoda, MI 48750

General Information

Directions:

From Oscoda –

  • Travel west on River Rd. for 2.5 miles.
  • The site is located on the right.

General Notes:

Location –   River Road National Scenic Byway, Au Sable River

Nearby Recreation Areas –

  • Whirlpool Angler Access

County –  Iosco

Season and Other Information – 

  • This site is not gated during the offseason.
  • The trail is groomed.
  • This site is not maintained in the winter:
    • Access road and/or parking lot are not plowed.
    • No water and/or toilet facilities are available.

Accessibility:

  • The trail is hard-packed ground

Activities

Bicycling

Mountain Biking

Some sections are more difficult due to sand base on the trail.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Hiking

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nature ViewingShow detail

Viewing Wildlife

There are many areas in the forest for scenic viewing. 

The ultimate wildlife viewing experience is watching animals in their habitat.  Here are some helpful tips to become a wildlife-friendly viewer:

  • Use the right tools – A field guide, a pair of binoculars, and a camera.  Wear clothing that is appropriate for the season and activity.
  • Watch at dawn and dusk – This is the time when most wildlife species are active enough to view.
  • Keep your distance – Maintain a distance that is comfortable for the wildlife.
  • Stay quiet – Move slowly and quietly to increase your chances of viewing wildlife, and to avoid stressing the animals you wish to watch.
  • Do not feed the wildlife – There is plenty of food available in the wild.  Human food can cause digestive problems, provide improper nutrition, and even kill an animal.

An online version of the Michigan Wildlife Viewing Guide is available on the MI-DNRE website.

Viewing Plants

Winter SportsShow detail

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Warming Shelters No
Nearby Resorts No
Base Conditions Not Groomed

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References and More Info

  • USDA
  • Compass Latitude: 44°25’32.2″N
  • Compass Longitude: 83°21’58.8″W
  • Numeric Latitude: 44.425605
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-83.366331
  • Elevation in Feet:
  • Elevation in Meters:
  • Trail Measurement: 7 Miles

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