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      One of the lesser known trails in the area located near Highland, Illinois- about 35 miles NE of downtown St. Louis. It was built by the City of Highland, which also maintains it. The trail itself isn't very long. Only 4.5 miles out-and-back, but it includes a lot of fun little features along the way. It's tight and twisty, even more so than the SIUE trails, and there are many wooden bridges, including one that's a good 40 ft. in length, so there are plenty of chances to test your bike-handling skills. It follows the contours of Silver Lake, and then has a surprisingly exciting loop with some short climbs and fast descents, which puts you within earshot of I-70 before rejoining the main trail.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Access Info:
      Interstate 70 to Exit 24 for IL 143. Go east for approximately 3 miles and cross Silver Lake. At the top of the hill is a microwave tower. Turn left into Silver Lake Park. You can either park in one of the parking spots at the front of the park and lengthen your ride by about 1 mile on the pavement, or drive all the way back to where the trailhead begins at the end of the road near the climbing wall.
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      Total Distance
      2.5 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      1.2 miles
      Total Descent
      794 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      589 ft
      Total Vertical
      91 ft
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