Pontiac Lake

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.52 out of 5
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11
miles

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↑ 2,700 ft
↓ 2,800 ft
1,044
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Theres only one trail, its an 11 mile loop. This is a fun ride. Well kept trail.
added by Guest July 11, 2006
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (27)
 


October 5, 2014
 
Review: Awsome ride! rocks, rocks, rocks, making it very rough but extremely fun. always seems like your going uphill but when you go downhill its very rewarding. flows very nice. I will for sure be going back here!

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September 18, 2014
 
Review: Pretty fun trail, though I think rating it as Advanced is bit of a stretch. The are some moderate climbs, has nice flow in certain areas, and quite a few downhills that have a decreasing radius turn at the bottom attempting to run you right into a tree as you have both brakes fully locked up. You can see where some of our colleagues didn't quite make it and left skid marks off to the wrong side of the tree. The first easy/difficult turn-off is pretty fun and provides a little bit of steep down hill. The second one is a bit of a joke, should have just been the main trail. Throw in some more Difficult turn-offs and add some obstacles and I'll give this place a 5-star.

Similar Trail: Potawatomi

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August 30, 2014
 
Review: Great gem! Truly a must for any rider! Intermediate to advanced riders will love this trail! It's very similar to the Potawatomi.

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August 18, 2014
 
Review: Great trail that gets a lot of use. If you go on the off times you will see very few people. try not to go during peak times because there are so many peole riding the trail. But it does get so much use because it is an amazing trail. there are also a couple of different offshoots that allow you to make the ride a little easier or a little harder.
it is next to impossible to get lost on this trail and it is always well mantained because of the amount of people that love this trail.
if you are going to try it for the fist time just take it slow and figure it. some of the turns are pretty sharp and some the uphills are quite long. there are also a few good rock gardens but there are no drops so if you are not comfortable with them you dont have to fear.
it is pretty much impossible not to have fun on this trail.
stay safe and enjoy

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August 5, 2014
 
Review: This trail is fast and has a great flow to it - moderate to above average climbs for the region, with a couple of great descents. Lots of big, bold river rocks and tree roots. No man-made obstacles, which I found to be kind of a bummer, but the way the trail is laid out more than makes up for it.

It clocks in at 10 miles long and is a gigantic loop; my only complaint is that once you are on it you are stuck - if you need to cut out and leave, or if you have an issue with gear that you can't fix on the trail, it's not the friendliest to get back to the parking lot.

Similar Trail: Poto

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July 20, 2014
 
Review: A great ride! Some challenging hills. Lots of rocks in the trail made it more challenging! Well marked, easy to follow.

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July 14, 2014
 
Review: Love this trail. Not your typical Michigan trail. A few great climbs - lots of rocks and technical features which makes it awesome!

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July 2, 2014
 
Review: Wow ... what a fun ride! Thanks singletracks.com for finding this one for us. A fun one-way loop with lots of banked corners and a few rocky sections sprinkled around to keep us on our toes.
We loved it so much fun we did 3 laps.
Park at the day use area and a swim in the lake afterwards feels great!

Similar Trail: Potawatomi Trail

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April 13, 2014
 
Review: some tough climbs. lots of Rock and roots in the path. Could use some man-made obstacles If you ask me. But still a tough trail. Some pretty views of the lake.

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January 24, 2014
 
Review: Wooo hooooo! That's what you'll be saying for about 50 % of this trail. It's great; well kept and fairly well marked. It offers the perfect combination of hard climbs and fast downhills, with plenty of the "wheee" factor. The flow on the trail is great as well, and because it's not too long, you can ride the trail a few times in one trip. It does tend to drain a little slowly, especially after the spring thaw, but it usually runs dry in the summer and fall.

Similar Trail: Potawatomi Trail

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Pontiac Lake MTB Trail 4.52 out of 5 based on 27 ratings. 27 user reviews.
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