Highland Recreation Area
This is the trail everyone wants kept secret. 16.2 total available miles of winding, climbing, narrow singletrack built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. Ride the A (3.8 miles) & B loop for 9.7 miles as the basic continuous trail, or add on the C loop (2.7 miles, offshoot of B loop) and / or D loop (3.8 miles, offshoot of A loop) for a total of 16.2 miles. (Please note the recent addition of a new cut off on the B loop.) Unlike Poto or Pontiac Lake, you rarely get cooking on this trail. Your time is spent navigating rocks and roots on this narrow singletrack lovers heaven. Plenty of off-camber trail to keep you on your toes, too. Beginners should ride this trail with other experienced riders, it is a challenging ride. 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 up and down turns, advanced riders only should attempt this loop. If you plan on riding all loops allow at least 2+ hours. Thirty rustic campsites are available. MTB trails cross but do not share the horse trails.
Trail Status: open
Trail Miles: 16
Entry Fees: Resident: $10 annual recreation passport. Non-resident: $8/daily, $29/annual
Trail Conditions and Discussion Forum: Link
Trail Web Site: Link
Trail Maps: Highland-MMBA.pdf
Local Weather: Weather Underground
Directions: M59 west 10 miles beyond where you turn north for Pontiac Lake. Turn left at Duck Lake Road and travel 1 mile to dirt road (Livingston Road). Turn right and head west until you see the parking area to the right. Trailhead is well marked across the road.