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Best trails in Pinckney Recreation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Pinckney Recreation Area, Michigan? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Pinckney Recreation Area ranging from 2.4 to 17.4 miles and from 879 to 1,010 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Pinckney Recreation Area is a paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers and other recreation enthusiasts. Pinckney is known for its extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes. Twenty-six miles of multi-use trail with remote campsites afford a backcountry experience.

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Map of trails in Pinckney Recreation Area
Park information
Acreage:
11000 acres
Contact
(734) 426-4913
Helpful links
Top trails (13)
#1 - Potawatomi Trail
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 17.4 mi • Est. 7 h 49 m
Potawatomi Trail is a 17.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pinckney, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best uShow more
#2 - Crooked Lake Trail
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Note: As of March 2020, trail may be CLOSED due to corrosive conditions. Please check with the recreation area page for more information. This loop is part of the Potawatomi Trail. It also circles CShow more
#3 - Chain of Lakes
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
Chain of Lakes is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pinckney, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also aShow more
#4 - Potawatomi Trail - Half Loop
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 13.5 mi • Est. 6 h 4 m
Potawatomi Trail - Half Loop is a 13.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dexter, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options Show more
#5 - Silver Lake Trail
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Silver Lake Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dexter, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trShow more
#6 - Silver Lake to Blind Lake
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
Silver Lake to Blind Lake is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dexter, Michigan that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number Show more
#7 - Potawatomi Trail and Silver Lake Trail Loop
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
Potawatomi Trail and Silver Lake Trail Loop is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gregory, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#8 - Pinckney State Recreation Area North Loop
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
This is a horse trail but good for an easy hike. Well marked and many trails on the interior of this loop could be used to lengthen or shorten the hike. Perhaps 10 parking spaces at the Kelly Rd. entrShow more
#9 - Gosling Lake Trail Loop
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
Nice trail run by Gosling lake and U of M Research area in the Pinckney Recreational area.Show more
#10 - Waterloo Pinckney Trail to Blind Lake
Pinckney Recreation Area
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
Waterloo Pinckney Trail to Blind Lake is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gregory, Michigan that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more
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