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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
      eBikes Allowed: No
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      • Zandra Inman
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      Open on Aug 14, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,638
      State Ranking
      #53
      Trails
      13
      Total Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent
      1,520 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,119 ft
      Total Vertical
      152 ft
      Reports
      42
      Photos
      4
      Ridden Counter
      1,244

      Photos of Pontiac Lake Recreation Area Mountain Bike

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      2 |
      Aug 14, 2018 @ 1:24pm
      Aug 14, 2018
      Pontiac Loop #5 - #6
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      3 |
      Aug 14, 2018 @ 1:21pm
      Aug 14, 2018
      Pontiac Loop #4 - #5
      9 |
      Aug 12, 2018 @ 3:48pm
      Aug 12, 2018
      Pontiac Loop #5 - #6
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      Aug 12, 2018 @ 3:48pm
      Aug 12, 2018
      Pontiac Loop #5 - #6
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      Mountain Bike Routes

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      Pontiac Intermediate Route
      9 miles
      Pontiac Hard Route
      9 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1314591Yellow13trailPontiac Loop Alternate (Hard)Yo the beginning of the hard loop is tough,...
      May 1, 2017 @ 11:28pm
      May 1, 2017
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1487853ItsJamieMcaddridelogSep 23, 2018 ride log
      Sep 23, 2018 @ 2:53pm
      10 hours
      user #1314591Yellow13addridelogSep 15, 2018 ride log
      Sep 23, 2018 @ 10:16am
      14 hours
      user #1540490Jmaclite2addridelogSep 23, 2018 ride log
      Sep 23, 2018 @ 8:49am
      16 hours
      user #1396519dzpd23addridelogSep 22, 2018 ride log
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 9:00am
      2 days
      user #1204463RogerbaconjraddridelogSep 22, 2018 ride log
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:37am
      2 days
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