Pontiac Lake Recreation Area Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area Trail is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near White Lake, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.1 miles 905 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

3 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This is quite a nice park with a variety of recreational options. We went for a 4.3 mile hike on a Friday afternoon with our dogs. The bike trail is pretty busy, so you want to stay away from it. The hiking and in many areas hiking/equestrian trail. It's partly hilly and mostly wooded and wasn't too busy. There is an $11 charge for the recreational passport.

5 months ago

Today (8-27-16) was my second time riding this trail. It's about 9.7 miles. It's located in a very nice state park. The trail goes through woods and some open areas. I have been mountain biking for a couple of years. I am not an expert but can handle advanced trails like the Holdridge Lake of Mt. Holly Recreation area. I am not exactly young at 65 but quite athletic. I am not crazy about this trail that's why I gave it a 2. The primary reason is that the trail has lots of sandy areas with gravel and locks in the middle of the trail. This causes the bike to slide and rather hard to control. On the positive side the park is very nice with a beach.

6 months ago

Good for a short but moderate hike. Some points of rooted terrain and 30+ degree incline.

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

I used the staff's directions on finding the trail but I couldn't.

mountain biking
7 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

Lots of great climbs. Also lots of loose rocks and exposed roots so be careful!

mountain biking
7 months ago

8 months ago

Rocky and fast. Love the first Hill.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

We hiked the mountain bike trail. 11 mile hike with lots of hills. the whole thing took about 5.5 hours. Bring your swim suits, taking a swim in the lake at the end was icing in the cake.

hiking
10 months ago

We love hiking the horse and bike trails. Many sections to do to change things up. We go hiking here often.

mountain biking
11 months ago

I use to race expert on this trail back in the 90's. Now I have a t.b.i. and look forward to riding it again!

mountain biking
1 year ago

first-time on this trail. Intermediate rider

Great trail. Some nice, challenging climbs with big and fast downhills.
The best way that I can think of to describe this trail, is it felt like the Poto's little brother, because of the challenge / reward ratio.
there's two "easy / hard" forks in the trail. The first one is a little tricky, particularly, the climb back up on the other side. The second is no big deal at all.
Like the Poto, you can get some good speed on the downhills here, and the climbs will leave you winded.
Very good trail, I will be back!

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

mountain biking
1 year ago