17 miles
Distance
2,086 ft
Climb
-2,080 ft
Descent
01:50:20
Avg time

Potawatomi Trail Details

Here, 20 miles northwest of Ann Arbor, you’ll find three trails: the 17-mile Potawatomi Trail, the 5.1-mile Crooked Lake Trail and the 1.9-mile Silver Lake Trail. The routes are shared with hikers. If you double the length of Pontiac Lake and replace the rocks with roots, you have Poto. Trails from 1.9 to 17.5 miles round trip.

Biking season: All year (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Other activities include bicycling, boating, camping (reservation), canoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, water skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling. Dining in Chelsea, Dexter, Pinckney.

Trail map available on DNR website.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Potawatomi Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    6 ft
  • Altitude min
    876 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,012 ft
  • Altitude start
    884 ft
  • Altitude end
    890 ft
  • Grade
    0.006%
  • Grade max
    -20.62%
  • Grade min
    25.282%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:50:20
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Status:
on Dec 8, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to potawatomi-trail trailhead (42.415010, -83.964590)
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Potawatomi Trail Trail Reports

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Dec 8, 2018 @ 6:30am
Dec 8, 2018
Frozen dirt with leaves covering the whole trail.
Sep 19, 2018 @ 7:45am
Sep 19, 2018
Fast and fun . Some sandy spots on last 1/4, but can plow Through pretty good.
May 13, 2017 @ 12:05pm
May 13, 2017
Fast and fun. Dry with one or two puddles.
Sep 15, 2016 @ 5:20pm
Sep 15, 2016
Sep 15, 2016 @ 5:19pm
Sep 15, 2016
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Photos

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Sep 24, 2017 @ 7:51pm
Sep 24, 2017
Potawatomi Trail, Leslie
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Sep 24, 2017 @ 7:44pm
Sep 24, 2017
Potawatomi Trail, Leslie
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Sep 24, 2017 @ 7:42pm
Sep 24, 2017
Potawatomi Trail, Leslie
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Sep 24, 2017 @ 7:41pm
Sep 24, 2017
Potawatomi Trail, Leslie

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Mountain Biking Potawatomi  // Trail Previews...
16:18 | 51 | Sep 17, 2018 , Pinckney
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