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Pontiac Lake Trail

Average Rating:    (4.28 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 71

Tough, jarring trails. The downhills make you appreciate the importance of front shocks. Rocks everywhere. Super fast downhills, a couple put you over 30mph if you dare. It's very hazardous now that the trail is washout bad in some places.
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Latitude
42.66931003040665
Longitude
-83.43738555908203
Trail Directions
11 miles west of the Pontiac Silverdome on M59 (west of Pontiac) to Williams Lake Road, then north to Gale Road, then left to the beach parking lot.
Trail Length
8.5 to 10 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Waterford
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Review Date
October 21, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Sean White ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This was by far, the best trail within the U.S / Canada Border. Being from Canada, and driving over 5 hours to get to this typed of trail, is great. The trail in my opinion is well groomed and very challanging at times. It is a gem that I will continue to ride at.

Recommended Route:
I just followed the trail markers.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
No others that I am aware of offer the same technical ability.



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Review Date
August 24, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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4.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: onlycrimson ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Pontiac Lake has some of the best technical single track in Michigan. There are plenty of rocks, roots, drop offs, climbs, sand and trees to keep you busy. Some areas are pretty rough, so keep a loose grip on the bars. The downhill areas are really fun. The super tight downhill switchback "Luge" area is very neat.

Recommended Route:
Start from the marked trail head and ride the trail through. Pretty straight forward.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Highland, Maybury, Island Lake, Stony Creek



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Review Date
May 5, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Riding Flamingo ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
As compared to other trails in the area it is a very fast trail. It takes an enthusiast just under one hour to complete. It is generally not very twisty but the speed and some bone shaking areas will compensate the fun. There are some hard (for Michigan at least) climbs and one crazy descent. Overall a great workout for a day after work.



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Review Date
June 11, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: murderface ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great Michigan Trail. Offers a long enough ride with enough of nature's obstacles like rock gardens, brisk climbs and burner descents to keep you motivated and smiling. A few well placed log rides would really put this trail over the top!



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Review Date
October 20, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: supermangao ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This trail is as fun as you make it. Attak it and it'll give you a nice workout, plently of rocks and mid size climbs to keep your attention. The fun really begins on the fast desends, you can reach speeds in the low 30mph's on the back section if you really dig in.

This is a trail that to reallyg get a great workout you'll want to hit twice during you visit. Another nice thing is during the change of season there aren't a ton of leaves on this trail so maintaining a good clip is not an issue.



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