Pontiac Lake Recreation Area MTB Trail

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Pontiac Lake Recreation Area

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area MTB Trail is a 10 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Waterford Township, Michigan that features a lake 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.

Length10.0 miElevation gain643 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingMountain bikingSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlifeRocky
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This trail is meant for use by mountain bikers only. There are other trails in the park for hikers, runners, and horseback riders.

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Javi Medina
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Mountain biking

The arrows in this map are backwards. The trails goes on a clockwise motion.

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Megan Parrish
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Hiking

A little hilly. Alltrails' maps are a little outdated. Also, the trail is not well marked, especially if you're hiking in the opposite direction of the bike trail.

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Claudia Carolina
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HikingGreat!Muddy

Great inclines, and great work out. Still a little muddy in some spots but most of it was dry.

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Kurt Golding
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HikingGreat!Muddy

Incredible mid March Michigan day for a long hike with full pack. A bit chilly early on until the sun started to melt frost.

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Tim Varner
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Travis Barttelt
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Hiking

still very icy.

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Pamela Meng
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Nick Meier
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Hiking

A good challenge, but not a lot of views

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Andy Kochan
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David Stein
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Allison Manchel
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Hiking
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Sarita Miller
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Nate Fender
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Emma Weirich
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Hiking

A bit wet but it was raining today and the trails were well maintained. I didn’t hike the full 10 miles but rather took the smaller trails.

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Brian McKay
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Hiking

Beautiful snow covered morning, very little traffic on the trail

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Kevin Sardiga
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Paddle sports
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Candice Christie
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Mountain biking

Fun trail, sandy in some spots, quite a few drops but lots of fun.

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Wyatt Kastl
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Hiking

I had a great time on this trail because I went on the Equestrian Trail. I’ve hiked the MTB trail before and it was alright. But the way I went was much more exciting. Better sights, more room, less congestion, better spots to rest, etc. I had a great time and would encourage others to try this hike, though be ready for some hills. It was especially good this time of year as you could see further through the trees and had an expanse of leaf-covered hillside. I l definitely come back again.

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Lucas Hoezee
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william kettenbeil
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Hiking
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Chris Szadyr
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Hiking

I don’t think I’m skilled enough for this yet

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Tracy Bisnett
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Hiking
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Bill Scherer
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Mountain bikingGreat!Rocky

this was the most difficult trail I have completed in michigan yet. it kicked my butt and i absolutely loved it. rock gardens everywhere, the "steps" on the downhills were manageable as they were large roots and rocks. the first half you really couldn't trust the downhills for speed as there were rocks and roots hiding under the leaves which would make for a bad day if not paying attention. I had to actually think for once while riding! this should be rated hard and it is most certainly not suitable for beginners. I'd consider myself an intermediate and it ate me up. did I mention I loved it? I followed the markers but only logged 9.5 miles... unless I missed a turn...

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Antonio Dimattia
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Jennifer Emick
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DJK DJK KAV
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Mountain biking
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Zoe Ligon
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Mountain biking

Second half is easier!

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