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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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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
      Highland Equestrian Day Use Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 4
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      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 10, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      35
      Trails Mountain Bike
      7
      Trails Hike
      35
      Trails Trail Running
      35
      Trails Horse
      28
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Total Distance
      61 miles
      Total Descent
      3,889 ft
      Total Vertical
      185 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,134 ft
      Reports
      32
      Photos
      14
      Ridden Counter
      1,385

      Popular Highland Recreation Area Mountain Biking Trails

      Highland Recreation Area Mountain Bike Routes

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      Highland Intermediate Route
      8 miles
      Highland Hard Route
      13 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of Highland Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: B Loop
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      Jan 4, 2020 @ 7:13pm
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      Jan 4, 2020 @ 7:13pm
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      Jan 4, 2020 @ 7:13pm
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      trail: B Loop
      37 |
      Jan 4, 2020 @ 7:13pm
      Jan 4, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      C Loop
      Sep 10, 2020 @ 4:32pm
      Sep 10, 2020
      IdealJwaObserved Trials Tackey and total rippen!
      A Loop Access
      Aug 31, 2020 @ 9:09am
      Aug 31, 2020
      IdealKz44tz
      A Loop
      Aug 31, 2020 @ 9:09am
      Aug 31, 2020
      IdealKz44tz
      B Loop
      Aug 31, 2020 @ 9:09am
      Aug 31, 2020
      IdealKz44tz
      D Loop Access
      Aug 31, 2020 @ 9:09am
      Aug 31, 2020
      IdealKz44tz
      D Loop
      Jul 7, 2019 @ 11:38am
      Jul 7, 2019
      VariableR21954Trail was in good condition

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1983975uni-mattdifficultyvotetrailA Loop
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 4:11pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #1671920Nitrogen1riddentrailA Loop and 1 more
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 6:04pm
      Oct 17, 2020
      user #2111328jconradriddentrailA Loop and 1 more
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 4:45pm
      Oct 17, 2020
      user #2461698StevenK799riddentrailA Loop and 2 more
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 3:47pm
      Oct 17, 2020
      user #2232006F1exowishlisttrailD Loop
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 6:18pm
      Oct 11, 2020

      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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