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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
      Caution as of May 11, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      53
      Trails Mountain Bike
      10
      Trails Horse
      34
      Trails Hike
      53
      Trails Trail Running
      53
      Trails Snowshoe
      46
      Trails Nordic Ski
      46
      Total Distance
      61 miles
      Total Descent
      4,309 ft
      Total Vertical
      192 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,139 ft
      Reports
      104
      Photos
      24
      Ridden Counter
      2,896

      Popular Highland Recreation Area Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      Past Week
      • 25 rides

      Photos of Highland Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      45 |
      May 30, 2022 @ 5:09am
      May 30, 2022
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      May 30, 2022 @ 5:09am
      May 30, 2022
      37 |
      May 30, 2022 @ 5:09am
      May 30, 2022
      49 |
      May 30, 2022 @ 5:09am
      May 30, 2022
      trail: D Loop Access
      104 |
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 12:21pm
      Apr 14, 2021
      trail: B Loop
      121 |
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 12:20pm
      Apr 14, 2021
      trail: C Loop
      148 |
      Mar 21, 2021 @ 6:10pm
      Mar 21, 2021
      trail: B Loop
      196 |
      Jan 4, 2020 @ 7:13pm
      Jan 4, 2020

      Videos of Highland Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      youtuber Hardcore XC trails at Highland Recreation Area...

      17:22 | 89 | Jun 1, 2022
      What is Highland Rec Mountain Bike Trail Like?

      9:42 | 135 | Feb 22, 2022
      Highland Rec Mountain Bike Trail
      9:42 | 168 | Feb 22, 2022 , Highland
      Highland Rec Mountain Bike Trail
      trail: B Loop
      9:42 | 162 | Feb 22, 2022 , Highland
      I road myself sick on this trail (Highland Rec...
      trail: D Loop
      16:37 | 341 | Oct 31, 2021 , Highland
      I road myself sick on this trail (Highland Rec...
      trail: C Loop
      16:37 | 130 | Oct 31, 2021 , Highland
      I road myself sick on this trail (Highland Rec...
      trail: B Loop
      16:37 | 158 | Oct 31, 2021 , Highland
      I road myself sick on this trail (Highland Rec...
      trail: A Loop
      16:37 | 186 | Oct 31, 2021 , Highland

      Recent Trail Reports

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      D Loop Access
      May 11, 2024 @ 11:13pm
      May 11, 2024
      VariableSome greasy spotsunlovedespionage
      D Loop
      May 11, 2024 @ 11:13pm
      May 11, 2024
      VariableSome greasy spotsunlovedespionage
      C Loop
      May 11, 2024 @ 11:13pm
      May 11, 2024
      VariableSome greasy spotsunlovedespionage
      B Loop
      May 11, 2024 @ 11:13pm
      May 11, 2024
      VariableSeveral greasy spots, including on...unlovedespionage
      A Loop
      May 11, 2024 @ 11:13pm
      May 11, 2024
      VariableSome greaseunlovedespionage
      A Loop Access
      May 11, 2024 @ 11:13pm
      May 11, 2024
      Variableunlovedespionage
      North Loop
      May 11, 2024 @ 11:13pm
      May 11, 2024
      VariableUnavoidable mud hole near the end...unlovedespionage
      Mount Kanzer Trail
      Feb 10, 2024 @ 5:24am
      Feb 10, 2024
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      Activity Feed

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      unlovedespionageaddreportactivity #52479342 and 6 more
      May 12, 2024 @ 7:20am
      May 12, 2024
      linden44addreportactivity #52430002 and 1 more
      May 11, 2024 @ 11:09am
      May 11, 2024
      Leadpncladdreportactivity #51682566 and 2 more
      Apr 25, 2024 @ 2:06pm
      Apr 25, 2024
      seanwellwoodwishlistregionactivity #51646262
      Apr 24, 2024 @ 6:06pm
      Apr 24, 2024
      jrushlowriddenrouteactivity #51416840 and 1 more
      Apr 19, 2024 @ 6:47pm
      Apr 19, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      tlobbetrailB LoopAwesome conditions
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 8:05am
      Aug 6, 2021
      steelispossiblyrealreportC LoopTree down
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 9:26am
      Jul 9, 2021
      steelispossiblyrealtrailC LoopC loop is a little different from ABD in that...
      Mar 21, 2021 @ 6:07pm
      Mar 21, 2021
      steelispossiblyrealtrailD LoopAll of the Highland loops are really fun,...
      Mar 17, 2021 @ 9:46am
      Mar 17, 2021
      5010trailA 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 25 24.2 km
      Hickory Glen Park 1 176.6 km
      Kensington Metropark 36.6 km
      Pontiac Lake Recreation Area 5 11 27.7 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1017 miles2,638 ft7 miles164 ft
      #2,262#1,2122410323,388
      Horse3438 miles1,447 ft6 miles184 ft
      #1,4482111
      Hike5361 miles4,308 ft15 miles194 ft
      #1,746#1,062104171
      Trail Running5361 miles4,308 ft15 miles194 ft
      #1,745#1,060104226
      Snowshoe4646 miles1,801 ft8 miles194 ft
      1
      Nordic Ski4646 miles1,801 ft8 miles194 ft
      18
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