Ortonville Recreation Area with 5,400 acres contains high wooded hills and a wide range of recreational activities.
Martin B. on Pinnacle Point Hike
Wonderful afternoon hike on almost exclusive wooded trails. This is a nice a quiet round loop trail. You can start from the campground. There a quite a bit of insects that will bother you along the way, be prepared for it. After a rain fall there might be some muddy spots but overall the trail seemed well maintained. You have plenty of options depending on how long of a hike you want to go on. I'd say the trails are good for around 3 hour of hiking. We went on a Sunday afternoon in July and it was pretty quiet. No bikers allowed, dogs ok, you might run into some horse back riders.
This trail was really cool. I really enjoyed how scenic it was. There were ponds and grass fields and beautiful spots in the woods. We made it up to pinnacle point, which was lovely and we watched the sunset. Great place to relax and be free. The downfall was all of the mud. It was more than ankle deep and covered the whole trail at parts so it was unavoidable. We read something that said severe spring time mud; but didn't think it would be that bad. Luckily I had rubber boots. If you plan on going make sure you wear boots. My boyfriend wore some regular boots and the mud came up past the laces. Rubber boots might be a good idea for this trail. Plus there is lots of horse poop, since this trail is part of the equestrian camp. Didn't bother me since I could just put my boots in the back of the truck and hose them off when I got home. Will try this trail again later in the year when hopefully the mud is dried up more.