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      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.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Stats

      Trails
      13
      Total Distance
      9.0 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3.7 miles
      Total Descent
      1,520 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,119 ft
      Total Vertical
      152 ft
      Reports
      11
      Ridden Counter
      184

      Recent Activity

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      user #1098857jkregeraddridelogAug 15, 2016 ride log and 10 more
      Dec 7, 2016 @ 5:52am
      Dec 7, 2016
      user #634487jer091addridelogNov 18, 2016 ride log
      Nov 18, 2016 @ 11:10am
      Nov 18, 2016
      user #1229732jakesigaladdridelogSep 2, 2016 ride log and 95 more
      Oct 21, 2016 @ 7:50am
      Oct 21, 2016
      user #941091JhendraaddridelogOct 17, 2016 ride log
      Oct 17, 2016 @ 7:21pm
      Oct 17, 2016
      user #634487jer091addreportPontiac Loop #1 - #2 and 10 more
      Oct 5, 2016 @ 1:57pm
      Oct 5, 2016
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