Pontiac Lake

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.54 out of 5
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11.0
miles

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

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
There's only one trail, its an 11 mile loop. This is a fun ride. Well kept trail.

added: The orignal one sentance description is an injustice - both to the trail and to unsuspecting newcomers who might try it ill informed. This is an advanced trail, not the toughest around but not for the feint of heart or weak of legs. There is a lot of climbing - like 600' cumulative climb. Lots of roots and rocks but not so much to prevent speed - which can be had in abundance is places. This is a loop tail with no convenient bailout options so be prepared to finish. (You can bail at the model airplane area but its a long ride on hardtop back to trailhead.) Main trailhead is Pontiac Lake State Rec Area which means restrooms and water are available. there are no amenities once you are on trail. Intermediate riders should expect to finish in about 1:15ish.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
 

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Q: What are the park hours? -Jeff Barber

A: 8:30am-10pm summer hours

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Q: is it technical? any man-made features? rock gardens? jumps? -apmountainrider

A: its a rewarding trail with good down hill and fun climbs.no man made features, or gardens or big jumps.

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Reviews (56)
 

Granny Gear

September 17, 2018
Pmabry Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode the trail today for the first time. Consider myself an Intermediate rider but was able to handle the technical sections. Some great climbs. Got a very good workout on a very nice trail. Age-57. No complaints and will be back to ride this one again.

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Granny Gear

July 31, 2018
catbone Granny Gear  
 
Review: 30 years and still a great ride

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Doubletrack

June 26, 2018
uglywerm Doubletrack  
 
Review: Awesome trail. Well made fast and flowy trail. Good signage made it very easy to navigate. Wish I had more time to learn it. Has some good climbs with rewarding descents.

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Bunny Hop

June 20, 2018
 
Review: A really fun, fast trail with some good climbs. I wish it was a little tighter singletrack and had some optional jumps or drops though. Regardless, this is a SE Michigan classic.

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Gramcounter


April 23, 2018
fuzzysb Gramcounter  
 
Review: Not bad for this area. Don't fear the reviews that say this is advanced trail. There's one hill that will wind you and then lots of fun up n down. Nice stuff Just not challenging

Similar Trail: Ummm

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Granny Gear

April 12, 2018
linuxrick Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fun trail not anything seriously difficult about it but the conditions change with the seasons. It is well marked and there isn't a ton of obstacles to go over.

Similar Trail: Addison oaks

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Bunny Hop

February 21, 2018
ryguy79 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Pretty fun fast trail. The 2 'technical' additions are a nice diversion. Gotta wonder where singletracks is getting climb elevation data, I doubt there's 2700' of climbing on this one. I'd guess under 1000' a lap but still not bad for SE Michigan.

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Granny Gear

November 26, 2017
obijon Granny Gear  
 
Review: First 3 miles are a lady dog but you feel like you've accomplished something once you're on the other side. Around mile 5 - 7 you get some of the better flow in the area. Throw it in a heavy gear and rip away. Ya Boy!

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Gramcounter


October 3, 2017
leadpncl Gramcounter  
 
Review: I'm not to stoked on the condition of the trail today due to the lack of rain it has become very sandy and I would consider multiple areas of this trail a hazard so ride with caution

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Gnarly


September 29, 2017
PhatPedals Gnarly  
 
Review: Great technical singletrack with plenty of long sustained climbs that lead to fast flowy and sometime gnarly DH sections! Beautiful area and park with great trails for intermediate and advanced riders.

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Pontiac Lake MTB Trail 4.54 out of 5 based on 56 ratings. 56 user reviews.
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