Pinkerton Creek Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Pinkerton Creek Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wakefield, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from September until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

hiking
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Easy trail from trailhead to cabins on Lake Superior.

hiking
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This was a challenging hike with the trail ending at the shores of Lake Superior. Some hikers choose to camp by the lake but we chose to hike out in the same day. It was tiring but very rewarding. The most challenging part of the hike is the amount of tree roots that you have to navigate over. There were long periods of time where you could not look up in fear of tripping. There are two areas of the trail where you have to cross over the river by jumping from rock to rock or if it's shallow you can walk through it and cool off your feet! One of several trails in the porcupine mountains worth doing!

backpacking
23 days ago

hiking
10 months ago