Pine Marten Run Trail

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Pine Marten Run Trail

Pine Marten Run is a 26-mile non-motorized system of hiking and equestrian trails in the Ironjaw Semi-Primitive Area. The trail system has five designated loops. Trail loops are shorter hikes that start and end in the same location. Pine Marten Run is approximately 30 miles northwest of Manistique in Schoolcraft County, Michigan.

Link to Pine Marten Run Trail brochure  (PDF). Print the trail map to view the location of campsites you can reserve, toilets, shelters, trailheads, drinking water and the trail loops.

Recreation Activities at Pine Marten Run

Aside from hiking and horseback riding, Pine Marten is a popular area in the Upper Peninsula for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail running, mountain biking, canoeing and fishing in the nearby lakes.

The trail system loops around the wild and scenic Indian River, bogs, rolling hills, and numerous lakes (Swan, Nineteen, Ironjaw, Triangle, Dinner, Spud, Rumble, Sprinkler, Verdant, Rim and Hub lakes).

Can I Camp Along the Trail?

Yes, there are campsites you can reserve at Swan Lake, Ironjaw Lake, Triangle Lake and Lake Nineteen. For dispersed camping you will need a permit. Call your nearest Hiawatha National Forest office to obtain a permit.

Are There Nearby Cabins I can Rent?

Yes. Nearby Hiawatha National Forest cabin rentals are Toms Lake Cabin and McKeever Cabin. These can be reserved at

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Port-a-potties available, existing toilet structures remain closed. This trail is not groomed in winter.
Open Season: January - December
Closest Towns: Manistique

General Information


East Trailhead: From Manistique drive north 22 miles on M-94 to County Road 437. Turn left (west) on 437 and drive 3.5 miles to the County Road 437 trailhead. 

Middle Trailhead: To reach the County Road 440 trailhead continue 1.7 miles south on 437 then turn right (west) on County Road 440 drive 1.4 miles to the trailhead.

West Trailhead: The Forest Road 2258 trailhead is best accessed from Forest Highway 13. From the intersection of FH-13 and US-2 drive 19 miles north on FH-13 to Country Road 440. Turn right (east) and drive 3 miles to FR 2258. Turn left (north) and drive 1.7 miles to the trailhead on the left (west) side of the road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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