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Intermediate Backpacking - Pontiac Lake

Moderate-level instructional and guided backpacking adventure.

  • 50 US dollars
  • Pontiac Lake Recreation Area - Pontiac Lake Trail, Waterford Twp, MI 48327

Service Description

Welcome to Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area in Waterford Township, Michigan! This moderate-level guided and instructional backpacking expedition explores Pontiac Lake's primary hiking trail - a park favorite for non-mountain biking recreation. Starting from the main trailhead, this out-and-back cuts through the heart of Pontiac Lake's best geographic features: dense marshlands, mature forests, spacious grassland prairies, dramatic moraine hills, and, naturally, panoramic views of Pontiac Lake. Perfect for backpackers training for their first overnight trip, this moderate-level day trip includes instruction on how to properly plan for a backpacking trip, tips on packing your backpack, and practical field training on proper form and pacing - all while exploring Pontiac Lake's central trail. Don't forget to bring all of your gear, including - as always - your spirit for adventure! Additional facts regarding this trail: Meeting Point: Main trailhead parking lot off of Williams Lake Road. Trail length: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 308 feet Trail Rating: Moderate Route Orientation: Out-and-back Parking Specifics: Michigan Recreation Passport required for parking at the Williams Lake Road trailhead

Upcoming Sessions

Cancelation Policy

To cancel or reschedule a guided service, please contact us at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled trips. NO REFUNDS will be issued in the event of (i) cancellation within 24 hours prior to the start time of a trip, (ii) a guest does not attend the trip, or (iii) a guest arrives later than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time for a trip.

Contact Details


47100 Timberlane St, Northville, MI, USA

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