Pontiac Lake Recreation Area Trail

MODERATE 57 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.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
905 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

8 days ago

gorgeous spring hike from campground to the beach. a real gem.

The best mountain bike trail in southeast Michigan.

28 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

hike counterclockwise and you can see the bikers coming.... keep dog on short leash so you can quickly jump to the side as bikers zoom by

hiking
1 month ago

nice trail and well signed, easy to hike but better wearing hiking shoes because can be muddy here and there. It starts near the parking lot but soon enters into the wood. Don't forget water!

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of good hills. Pretty scenic. Lots of bikers. Would do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved the trail. Definitely a decen workout. We walked the bike trail. very scenic and lots of hills and rocks and roots. Would for sure do it again.

2 months ago

Nice trail with lots of good scenery and hilly terrain.

3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 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.

8 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.

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

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

mountain biking
10 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

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