18.1 miles
Distance
1,521 ft
Climb
-1,523 ft
Descent
1,005 ft
High Point

Complete 18 mile outer loop.

Detailed Description
18 Mile Poto route is a 18 mile popular intermediate route located near Pinckney Michigan. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 1,521 ft with a max elevation of 1,005 ft then descends -1,523 ft.
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4 Reviews & Comments

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craigpaul2000 (May 2, 2022 at 17:25)
Respect for this trail. Agree with above that elevation gain is about 1540. Don't come out here and think it's 890, you'll be angry. Many many many punchy climbs and couple longer ones. good flow.
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steelispossiblyreal (Sep 27, 2020 at 11:35)
One of the premier old school trails in the region. Some crazy fast sections and technical descents/climbs. Lots of little natural root booters to get some air. Also the elevation is more like 1500-1600, not the Trailforks amount posted.
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krisramp79 (Jun 11, 2020 at 17:16)
Rode this on Memorial Day, very tough for a beginner, lots of hills, I guess that’s what they call it “serious hills” lol...overall lots of hills and definitely not for a beginner.
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dancash (May 7, 2019 at 13:08)
I really enjoyed this trail. My legs were definitely cooked by the end. Some surprisingly gnarly descents and a lot of up and down. Most of it is double track width and nice and flowy. Whoever built those benches out there has my thanks. Lots of opportunity for scenic views of the lakes while you rest your legs.
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Trails in Route

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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Ridelogs
    742
More Stats for 18 Mile Poto route mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2 ft
  • Altitude min
    878 ft
  • Altitude start
    885 ft
  • Altitude end
    883 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -28.3%
  • Grade min
    36.6%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)
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