Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Elevation: +814/846 ft
Total: 357 riders
Mountain Biking Pontiac Lake
#6 of 299 mountain bike trails in Michigan
#129 in the world
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.
First added by alvin.santoy on Jul 11, 2006. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: yes
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: unknown
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: yes
- Fat bike grooming: unknown
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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From 75, exit onto route 59 (Highland Road) heading West. Follow M-59 to North Williams Lake Road. Turn right on North Williams Lake Road. follow signs to park entrance.
From 23, exit onto M-59 East. Follow M-59 to North Williams Lake Road. Turn left on North Williams Lake Road. follow signs to park entrance.