ElevationAscent: 1,208' 368 m
Descent: -1,209' -369 m
High: 997' 304 m
Low: 880' 268 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“THE destination for southeastern Michigan mountain biking.”— Dave Jansen
The trailhead is at the end of the first parking lot, next to the outhouse. Potawatomi is singletrack from beginning to end. The longest continuous loop is around 17.4 miles long, and includes several steep climbs.
The trail is often rooty, sometimes sandy, and changes constantly from down to uphill. Often your momentum will carry you up part of the next climb.
For first timers, it may be necessary to stop and look at a map, or use the MTB Project mobile app, but the DNR does a good job of marking the trail. A printable map of the trail can be found here.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, History & Background
Local Club: Potawatomi Mountain Bike Association
Mar 19, 2020: Letter from the President
Mar 16, 2020: CANCELLED: Poto Chapter Meeting
Sep 3, 2019: Poto MBA partners with TRAFx Infrared Trail Counters
Land Manager: MI DNR - Pinckney State Recreation Area