close
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • 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
      Parking google parking directions
      Links
      Region Details
      • 3
      • 3


      Open on Aug 12, 2018
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      MCMBA
      (site.mcmba.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,804
      State Ranking
      #36
      Trails
      6
      Trails Mountain Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      2,592 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,130 ft
      Total Vertical
      155 ft
      Reports
      9
      Photos
      6
      Ridden Counter
      320

      Popular Highland Recreation Area Mountain Biking Trails

      statustitledifficultyrating
      A Loop
      B Loop
      C Loop
      D Loop
      A Loop Access
      D Loop Access
      view all trails »

      Photos of Highland Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: B Loop
      30 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 2:06pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      B Loop, My City
      trail: C Loop
      37 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 2:05pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      C Loop, My City
      trail: C Loop
      33 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 2:05pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      C Loop, My City
      report
      trail: C Loop
      36 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 2:04pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      C Loop, My City
      more photos »

      Highland Recreation Area Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Highland Hard Route
      13 miles
      Highland Intermediate Route
      8 miles

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1529737ABH313trailA LoopChallenging climbs with fun decents
      Jul 3, 2018 @ 3:52pm
      Jul 3, 2018
      more »

      Recent Activity

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1515414ErieCataddridelogNov 17, 2018 ride log
      Nov 17, 2018 @ 2:31pm
      Nov 17, 2018
      user #1644920mr2autoxraddridelogNov 12, 2018 ride log
      Nov 15, 2018 @ 6:44am
      Nov 15, 2018
      user #1445732tuxmekaddridelogApr 28, 2018 ride log and 1 more
      Nov 6, 2018 @ 3:32pm
      Nov 6, 2018
      user #1098857jkregeraddridelogNov 4, 2018 ride log
      Nov 4, 2018 @ 2:16pm
      Nov 4, 2018
      user #1578922DougCyporynaddridelogOct 30, 2018 ride log
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 6:26pm
      Oct 30, 2018
      view more »

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Milford Trail 1 12.9 km
      Proud Lake 2 44.2 km
      Hickory Glen Park 1 166.6 km
      Kensington Metropark6.6 km
      Pontiac Lake Recreation Area 11 27.7 km
      • By markholloway TFADMIN Plus & contributors
      • Admins: MCMBA
      • #11428 - 1,216 views
      • highland recreation area activity log | embed map of Highland Recreation Area mountain bike trails | highland recreation area mountain biking points of interest
      • subscribe print map 3d map donate to earn trail karma!

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Highland Recreation Area.
      You must login to download files.