Description: One of the best known and most used trails in the Detroit metropolitan area due to its location (just 11 miles from Pontiac and 38 miles from downtown Detroit) and challenging terrain, Pontiac Lake Recreation Area has been providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of this auto building community for hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers for years.
Pontiac Lake is a single, easy to follow loop (with two optional, signed, difficult sections) which starts and ends just off of a main parking lot. Starting to ride this fast, flowing trail with major elevation changes is a commitment, but one which handily rewards riders.
Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
Trail Miles: 11 miles
Entry Fees: Michigan DNR Recreation Passport
Trail / Park Websites:
Trail Conditions and Comments Thread on MMBA Forum: Link
CRAMBA-IMBA Map: CRAMBA_Pontiac_Lake_17-Jun-2014.pdf
Official Park Map: pontiac-lake-bike-trail.pdf
Address: 7800 Gale Road, Waterford, MI 48327
CRAMBA Trail Coordinator: Zandra Inman
CRAMBA Trail Email Address: email@example.com