Potawatomi Trail Hiking

Northwest of Ann Arbor near Pinckney, the 11,000 acre Pinckney State Recreation Area has miles of trails open to hiking. A popular route is the 17 mile Potawatomi Trail. The trails all begin at the Silver Lake unit. The Silver Lake trail is a two-mile looped trail, the Crooked Lake trail is a five-mile looped trail and Potawatomi trail is a seventeen-mile looped trail. Trails are open to mountain biking and hikers who travel in opposite direction. The Losee Lake trail is a three and 1/2-mile loop open to foot traffic only. The Waterloo-Pinckney Trail is thirty-five miles and is closed to bikes.

The area is located in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties, fifteen miles northwest of Ann Arbor. For access from US-23, exit at number 49, turn west, travel eleven miles to Dexter-Town Hall Road, turn right. Entrance is one mile on left side of road. For access from I-94 is to exit at number 159, turn north, travel four miles to Werkner Road, turn right, follow the pavement to North Territorial Road, turn right, travel three miles to Dexter-Town Hall Road, turn left. Entrance is one mile on left side of road.

Potawatomi Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  PSRA (734) 426-4913; Michigan Tourism (800) 543-2937.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Michigan" from Roger Storm

Recommended Map:  "Trail Map For Telluride, Silverton, Ouray" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Onsite Campground

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/12/2016

Potawatomi Trail Hiking Map


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