Eagle Run Cross-Country Ski and Hiking Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Eagle Run Trail along the Au Sable River

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.

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. The trailhead is plowed.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees No Fee
Permit Info: Au Sable River Primitive Camping -
  • No permit or reservation is required outside of the permitted season.
  • Camping Permit required at primitive campsites from May 15 to September 10.
Special Use Permit -
  • No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less).
  • Permits are required for commercial, event or large groups (75 people or more).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Open Season: January 1 - December 31
Usage: Light
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Restrictions: Allowed - Nonmotorized and nonmotorized snow use Prohibited - Motorized and over-snow motorized Vehicles Discouraged - 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 public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line 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 Eable 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
Information Center:

General Information


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 off season. 
  • 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.

  • Trail is hard-packed ground



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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nature Viewing

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