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D Loop

 2 votes

3.6 Miles 5.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

246' 75 m

Ascent

-229' -70 m

Descent

1,121' 342 m

High

1,011' 308 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Unknown

Update

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

Randy Kessler

Overview

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!
Dogs: Leashed

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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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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