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D Loop is the 4th of the 4 stacked loops in Highland State Rec. Extended climbs & rock gardens.


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3.6

Miles

5.7

KM

Singletrack

1,121' 342 m

High

1,011' 308 m

Low

246' 75 m

Up

229' 70 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Popular with hunters during deer season. Check Michigan DNR site for exact dates and wear orange when appropriate. A Michigan "Recreation Passport" is required to park at the trailhead.

Clockwise travel ONLY!

Description

D loop is the most technical of the Highland Recreation A-B-C-D Loops with lots of tight, off-camber up and downturns and some extended climbs. Only Advanced riders should attempt this loop.

From the trailhead on Livingston Road, ride the A Loop (3.8 miles) & B Loop (9.7 miles) as the basic continuous trail. You can add 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.

Your time is spent navigating rocks and roots on this narrow singletrack-lovers heaven. There is 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 defines the character of this system, while C Loop adds more rock passages. If you plan on riding all loops, allow at least 2+ hours

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Shared By:

Randy Kessler with improvements by ROBERT BLAZOFF

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#164

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"D" Loop
Mar 29, 2021 near Milford, MI
Highland in the winter snow.
Mar 8, 2021 near Milford, MI
Longest rock garden (50ft) in the system.
Jan 3, 2015 near Milford, MI

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Oct 28, 2016
T.J. M.
Did all of the A loop and top half of the D loop. I cut it off where the horse trail crosses. — 1h 00m
Aug 6, 2015
Matt Uphoff
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