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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
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  • < 1 week
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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      This is the trail everyone wants kept secret. Built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers, 16.2 miles of winding, climbing narrow single track provides an incredible aerobic and technical challenge for any rider.

      You will need to work a little harder to get cooking on this trail. Your time is spent navigating rocks and roots. This technical single-track heaven has plenty of off-camber trail to keep you on your toes too. Beginners should ride this trail with other experienced riders. Most riders do A loop?s 3.8 miles, & B loop 5.9 miles for a total of 9.7 miles. Please note the recent addition of a new cut off point on B loop. Add on the C loop?s 2.7 miles, (an offshoot of B loop) or D loop 3.8 miles (offshoot of A loop). The basic A/B loop define the character of this trail, while C loop adds more rock passages. D loop is the most technical with lots of tight, off camber turns. Riding all 4 loops will require climbing approximately 2000 feet, and you should allow between 2-3 hours.

      Thirty rustic campsites are available. MTB trails cross but do not share the horse trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Region Details
      • 3
      • 3

      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 5, 2019 ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      MCMBA
      (site.mcmba.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,047
      State Ranking
      #34
      Trails (view details)
      6
      Trails Mountain Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      2,592 ft
      Total Vertical
      155 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,130 ft
      Reports
      25
      Photos
      9
      Ridden Counter
      700

      Popular Highland Recreation Area Mountain Biking Trails

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      A Loop
      B Loop
      C Loop
      A Loop Access
      D Loop
      D Loop Access

      Highland Recreation Area Mountain Bike Routes

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      Highland Hard Route
      13 miles
      Highland Intermediate Route
      8 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Highland Recreation Area Mountain Bike

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      trail: B Loop
      6 |
      Aug 20, 2019 @ 1:06pm
      Aug 20, 2019
      trail: B Loop
      66 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 2:06pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      trail: C Loop
      80 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 2:05pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      trail: C Loop
      70 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 2:05pm
      Oct 22, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

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      D Loop Access
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 8:54am
      Aug 5, 2019
      Dryddiaz312 Tree down
      B Loop
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 9:24am
      Jul 31, 2019
      Dryddiaz312 Tree down
      D Loop
      Jul 7, 2019 @ 11:38am
      Jul 7, 2019
      VariableR21954Trail was in good condition
      A Loop
      Jun 6, 2019 @ 3:00pm
      Jun 6, 2019
      VariableR21954
      C Loop
      Jun 6, 2019 @ 3:00pm
      Jun 6, 2019
      VariableR21954
      A Loop Access
      Jun 6, 2019 @ 3:00pm
      Jun 6, 2019
      VariableR21954

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #16576815010commenttrailA Loop Access and 1 more
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 7:04am
      Oct 18, 2019
      user #1618987LongLisa23riddentrailD Loop and 1 more
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 4:16am
      Oct 14, 2019
      user #1577628WallaceMIwishlisttrailB Loop and 3 more
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 6:11am
      Oct 10, 2019
      user #1950028NatanaelHPwishlisttrailD Loop
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 6:54am
      Oct 7, 2019
      user #1917783ScottRidesScottsriddentrailD Loop and 3 more
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 9:42am
      Sep 15, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #16576815010trailA LoopRight before you go around the berm before the...
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 7:08am
      Oct 18, 2019
      user #16576815010trailA Loop AccessI made a little jump to gap over the chucky...
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 7:04am
      Oct 18, 2019
      user #1529737ABH313trailA LoopChallenging climbs with fun decents
      Jul 3, 2018 @ 3:52pm
      Jul 3, 2018

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