Pontiac Lake

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4.58 out of 5
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11
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↑ 2,700 ft
↓ 2,800 ft
1,044
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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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Q: is it technical? any man-made features? rock gardens? jumps? -apmountainrider

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Q: What are the park hours? -Jeff Barber

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Reviews (38)
 

Bunny Hop

July 17, 2016
 
Review: Amazing. Who would have thought such good trail and nature getaway so close to such development. Mix of smooth pack, to glacial grabbers to swoops and dips and fast, quick downhills and short, sharp uphills. Can be as hard as you can ride it.

WATCH FOR: New trail map shows the trail is one-way, clockwise (even though trail wear shows somebody is riding ccw.)

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Bunny Hop

June 28, 2016
cmwestdorp Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Definitely wish I had a full suspension bike instead of a hard tail, but the trail was great none the less!

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Granny Gear

June 3, 2016
Heather57 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Always a good ride. Gets better every time. Great way to get your practice in but it is a dangerous trail if you're not careful.

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Granny Gear

May 22, 2016
DevDoc Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great overall roughly 10 mile trail. Well maintained and contains several technical areas which have alternatives if not desired. Many rollong hills makes for a fun ride.

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Gramcounter


March 12, 2016
 
Review: Some of the best vertical climbs and tech features in southeast michigan.

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Bunny Hop

January 14, 2016
 
Review: Rode it with snow on the ground and it was awesome! It is a fast trail at the beginning, but towards the end the climbs start! I will be back in the spring to check out this great trail!

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Gramcounter


November 9, 2015
daleydan Gramcounter  
 
Review: This is a great trail! It kicked my butt and threw me off my bike! Lot's of fun! Get ready for some climbing. There was lots of it. But with that came some fast downhills. You can easily break 20MPH. The track felt split 50/50 between up & down hills. The downhills were the best part, plenty of quick switchbacks, roots, rocks and banks to keep them entertaining. It is missing some made made obstacles. I seen some work being done. Honestly though I didn't miss them, with all the hills. This trail is PURE Michigan, woods, hills, rocks, sands, roots and so many views of lakes and ponds...Very scenic trail, just watch out for trees!....What more could you ask for?! It felt intermediate with a hand full of technical stuff to make parts advanced, just because of the climbs and fast downs.

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Granny Gear

August 22, 2015
 
Review: Great trail. Almost all single track

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Gramcounter


August 2, 2015
 
Review: Love this trail. My only suggestion is that you start in the actual park because it's closest to the hardest section, and not up by the air fields off of White Lake Rd. I have started up there several times and by the time you get to the truly hilly sections of the trail you will be slightly worn out. Also, as others have warned, once you are on the trail it is very hard to get back without finishing the loop so make sure you don't go super late with a dying bike light.

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Granny Gear

July 6, 2015
 
Review: I'm a pretty casual rider- I try and get out to a trail and off the cement 1 to 2 times a month at least and this trail kicked my butt. I insisted on riding it as I've read great things and after living in Texas for a year I was itching for a good Michigan trail. This trail was a blast to ride but the hill climbs were rough on me and ended up walking up quite a few of the hills. I will absolutely be back as my in-laws live minutes away on the lake, after I get my cardio up, lol. The down hills were a ton of fun and pretty fast. Be sure to wear bug spray, your helmet and gloves (the down hills can get pretty rough and you don't want to slip your hand), I have some nasty skeeter welts. My only complaint is that there aren't any easy ways to get out other than the half way point if you have the luxury of being picked up (which I did, but still finished out).

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Pontiac Lake MTB Trail 4.58 out of 5 based on 38 ratings. 38 user reviews.
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