Pontiac Lake Recreation Area Trail

MODERATE 71 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

mountain biking
13 days ago

This trail is awesome!! I did this trail three days after I did the Poto trail. It reminds me of the Poto with the roots and the loose uphills, and the downs are rewarding like DTE. This trail is only dangerous if you are not an experienced rider. If you get to mile 7 and see the easy/ hard sign, take the hard trail the drops are basically straight down and amazing but the uphills are just like the drops and it takes no time at all to complete that part of the trail and it meets back up with the original trail. If you haven't ridden this trail do it ASAP you will not regret it!!!

hiking
17 days ago

horseback riding
1 month ago

Very nice terrain ☺️

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

should be rated as difficult for mountain biking. Huge drops with rock beds, ruts and tree roots. Steep hills to climb and tight turns. My favourite trail in Metro area♡♡♡

camping
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

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

The best mountain bike trail in southeast Michigan.

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hiking
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months 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.