Wakefield

6 reviews

on Pinkerton Creek Trail

hiking
23 days ago

I have done the Pinkerton Creek Trail multiple times and have always enjoyed it. It’s got a few scenic spots, a couple of which are accompanied by benches. Some (~5-10%) of the trail goes through slightly marshy terrain, but there are consistently wooden planks that keep you up out of the mud. During my hikes, these marshy areas have NOT been buggy, which I hugely appreciate. The Pinkerton Creek trail is mostly flat, with only a couple steep ascents/descents as you get to the mouth of the Little Carp River/the shores of Lake Superior. There is no access to water on the trail except at the far north end where it reaches the mouth of the Little Carp River/the shores of Lake Superior. I would definitely recommend this trail, which pairs nicely with the Lake Superior trail (going east or west—but beware of SIGNIFICANT mud to the east) or the Little Carp River trail. I did the Little Carp River trail (not currently listed on AllTrails) with the Pinkerton trail this time, starting at Little Carp Road and coming out and the Pinkerton trailhead along South Boundary Road.