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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

      Avg Trail Rating
      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
      26
      Ridden Counter
      457

      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
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1386117MjdamoneaddridelogNov 14, 2017 ride log
      Nov 14, 2017 @ 4:51pm
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      Nov 9, 2017 @ 5:20pm
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      user #1208643KC8LTSaddridelogNov 7, 2017 ride log
      Nov 7, 2017 @ 2:11pm
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      user #1386117MjdamoneaddridelogNov 5, 2017 ride log
      Nov 5, 2017 @ 10:22am
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      user #1386117MjdamoneaddridelogOct 26, 2017 ride log
      Oct 26, 2017 @ 5:36pm
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