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 Miles: 17
Entry Fees: Annual Non-Resident Motor Vehicle Permit Rate: $31.00, Daily Non-Resident Motor Vehicle Permit: $9.00, Resident Passport: $11.00
Hours: 8am – 10pm
Trail Conditions: SE Michigan Trail Conditions
MDNR Trail Website: Link
Address: 8555 Silver Hill,Pinckney, MI, 48169
Trail Coordinator: Steve Ingram
If you’re looking for a challenge, you can ride DTE and Poto in one day via the gravel road route linked here