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.
Brochure with map:
- River Road National Scenic Byway (pdf) - this brochure shows River Road, the Au Sable River and Lumberman's Monument
- Highbanks River Trail Map (coming soon)
- Eagle Run Trail Map (coming soon)
The brochure is set to print on 11 x 17 paper, landscape (wide) orientation. To print on 8 1/2 x 11 paper set the print area to "shrink to printable area", this will make the text on the page smaller. The trail maps are set to printon 8.5x11 paper.
Flickr Photo Albums:
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.|
|Permit Info:||Au Sable River Primitive Camping -
|Open Season:||January 1 - December 31|
|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 -
|Operated By:||Huron Shores Ranger Station - 5761 N. Skeel Rd., Oscoda, MI 48750|
From Oscoda -
- Travel west on River Rd. for 2.5 miles.
- The site is located on the right.
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
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Some sections are more difficult due to sand base on the trail.
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Difficult|
There are many areas on 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 appropritate for the season and activitiy.
- 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 availale 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.
|Base Conditions||Not Groomed|