Potawatomi Trail

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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The Potawatomi Trail is the granddaddy of mountain biking trails in southeastern Michigan—and for a senior citizen, it stills packs a wallop. Sandy hills with exposed roots defeat all but the strongest of riders. Cruising past a chain of lakes, the trail crosses a narrow section of Halfmoon Lake on a quaint wooden bridge; motorized and self-propelled boats float along as cyclists dash down or grind up steep hills. The trail, marked with wooden numbered signs, is incredibly popular and suffers from overuse; however, sand traps, loose gravel, and rocks keep speed demons in check. Tread: 17.5 miles of singletrack.
Mountain Biking Michigan

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Mountain Biking Michigan

by Erin Fanning and Keith Radwanski (Falcon Guides)

The Potawatomi Trail is the granddaddy of mountain biking trails in southeastern Michigan—and for a senior citizen, it stills packs a wallop. Sandy hills with exposed roots defeat all but the strongest of riders.

Cruising past a chain of lakes, the trail crosses a narrow section of Halfmoon Lake on a quaint wooden bridge; motorized and self-propelled boats float along as cyclists dash down or grind up steep hills. The trail, marked with wooden numbered signs, is incredibly popular and suffers from overuse; however, sand traps, loose gravel, and rocks keep speed demons in check. Tread: 17.5 miles of singletrack.

©  Erin Fanning and Keith Radwanski/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Ann Arbor
Distance: 17.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2 - 4 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Pinckney Recreation Area
Local Maps: USGS Pinckney
Driving Directions: Directions to Potawatomi Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/29/2010
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Great scenery. There are sections of the trail where you really need to watch out for hikers, especially on busy days. Overall, this is my favorite trail in SE Michigan.


4/1/2008
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Went for a run last night....did part of poto...part crooked..the trail was muddy from time to time. Over all great run and most/all of snow/ice is gone.


6/12/2006
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A great trail. Road it on May 27, 2006. Lots of mosquitoes.



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