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      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 Status
      Open as of Apr 23, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      35
      Trails Mountain Bike
      7
      Trails Horse
      28
      Trails Hike
      35
      Trails Trail Running
      35
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Total Distance
      61 miles
      Total Descent
      3,713 ft
      Total Vertical
      185 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,134 ft
      Reports
      80
      Photos
      24
      Ridden Counter
      2,277

      Popular Highland Recreation Area Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 7 rides

      Photos of Highland Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      17 |
      May 30, 2022 @ 5:09am
      May 30, 2022
      15 |
      May 30, 2022 @ 5:09am
      May 30, 2022
      10 |
      May 30, 2022 @ 5:09am
      May 30, 2022
      18 |
      May 30, 2022 @ 5:09am
      May 30, 2022
      trail: D Loop Access
      79 |
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 12:21pm
      Apr 14, 2021
      trail: B Loop
      93 |
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 12:20pm
      Apr 14, 2021
      trail: C Loop
      99 |
      Mar 21, 2021 @ 6:10pm
      Mar 21, 2021
      trail: B Loop
      160 |
      Jan 4, 2020 @ 7:13pm
      Jan 4, 2020

      Videos of Highland Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      What is Highland Rec Mountain Bike Trail Like?

      9:42 | 61 | Feb 22, 2022
      What is Highland Rec Mountain Bike Trail
      trail: C Loop
      9:42 | 70 | Feb 22, 2022 , Milford
      Highland Rec Mountain Bike Trail
      trail: B Loop
      9:42 | 82 | Feb 22, 2022 , Milford
      I road myself sick on this trail (Highland Rec...
      trail: D Loop
      16:37 | 175 | Oct 31, 2021 , Milford
      I road myself sick on this trail (Highland Rec...
      trail: C Loop
      16:37 | 71 | Oct 31, 2021 , Milford
      I road myself sick on this trail (Highland Rec...
      trail: B Loop
      16:37 | 83 | Oct 31, 2021 , Milford
      I road myself sick on this trail (Highland Rec...
      trail: A Loop
      16:37 | 89 | Oct 31, 2021 , Milford

      Recent Trail Reports

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      A Loop Access
      Jan 7, 2023 @ 12:40am
      Jan 7, 2023
      UnknownTrail Running A light dusting of snow. No issues though.Jipowell
      A Loop
      Jan 6, 2023 @ 4:40pm
      Jan 6, 2023
      UnknownTrail Running A light dusting of snow.Jipowell
      B Loop
      Jan 6, 2023 @ 4:40pm
      Jan 6, 2023
      UnknownTrail Running A light dusting of snow.Jipowell
      C Loop
      Jan 6, 2023 @ 4:40pm
      Jan 6, 2023
      UnknownTrail Running A light dusting of snow.Jipowell

      Activity Feed

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      user #2638723JipowelladdreportA Loop Access and 3 more
      Jan 8, 2023 @ 6:24am
      Jan 8, 2023
      user #2732935FuxersfuxaddreportA Loop Access and 2 more
      Oct 16, 2022 @ 6:52am
      Oct 16, 2022
      user #1053164Kz44tzaddreportA Loop and 1 more
      Sep 17, 2022 @ 12:25pm
      Sep 17, 2022
      user #2088305BenKoeaddreportB Loop and 1 more
      Sep 15, 2022 @ 7:17pm
      Sep 15, 2022
      user #2088305BenKoevotetrailA Loop and 1 more
      Sep 15, 2022 @ 7:15pm
      Sep 15, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #2148539tlobbetrailB LoopAwesome conditions
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 8:05am
      Aug 6, 2021
      user #2192907steelispossiblyrealreportC LoopTree down
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 9:26am
      Jul 9, 2021
      user #2192907steelispossiblyrealtrailC LoopC loop is a little different from ABD in that...
      Mar 21, 2021 @ 6:07pm
      Mar 21, 2021
      user #2192907steelispossiblyrealtrailD LoopAll of the Highland loops are really fun,...
      Mar 17, 2021 @ 9:46am
      Mar 17, 2021
      user #16576815010trailA LoopRight before you go around the berm before the...
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 7:08am
      Oct 18, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Milford Trail 12.9 km
      Proud Lake 294.2 km
      Hickory Glen Park 1 176.6 km
      Kensington Metropark6.6 km
      Pontiac Lake Recreation Area 11 27.7 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike714 miles2,454 ft6 miles157 ft
      #2,128#1,130248022,595
      Horse2848 miles1,260 ft4 miles184 ft
      #970207
      Hike3561 miles3,714 ft10 miles184 ft
      #1,651#99280101
      Trail Running3561 miles3,714 ft10 miles184 ft
      #1,653#99080191
      Observed Trials12,946 ft39 ft853 ft26 ft
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