Highland - Trail, Milford, Michigan

Highland - Trail, Milford, Michigan

DESCRIPTION

Three loops, a fourth under construction. Super tight singletrack, lots of switchbacks. Steep climbs. Hardpack.BIG rocks and BIG roots and BIG logs. Off camber runs. Rolling hills

USER REVIEWS

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[May 06, 2012]
TheKickingCoach
Cross Country Rider

I really enjoyed this trail. I found it to be of average technical difficulty and average aerobic difficulty (I ride about 3 to 4 times per week). For an occasional rider, it might be a challenging trail.

It is very well maintained, very well marked. Twisty. Rockie in parts. Expect to average 6 to 9 miles per hour. One of the funnest trails that I have ridden in Michigan.

Customer Service

Do all loops. It will take you 2 to 3 hours.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 25, 2010]
shenny88
Weekend Warrior

This trail has a lot of variety as well as distance. It has a total of just over 16 miles of trails. A and B loops are the longest, especially B, but they have technical roots, rocks, short banks and so on. C and D are shorter with even more technical stuff. Lots of climbing with some very entertaining drops and shoots. For SE Michigan, its probably a top 3 trail.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 24, 2009]
yooper1089
Cross Country Rider

Highland; Tight. Technical.
Provides a great workout. (especially if your willing to do all 4 loops)
Ive heard that some world renown german mnt bkr racer dude designed the course. Not sure bout that. I am sure that if you get a chance, roll through this course!
Especially D trail. If you dont mind cheating, check out the trail head map n take the horse trail shortcut to the cross roads n hit the D. The switches r sweet followed by a big climb, ending with one of the best technical downhills in MI

Customer Service

in-between-the-trees

Similar Products Used:

p-lake pukawatame marquette!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 18, 2009]
onlycrimson
Weekend Warrior

This is a great trail. It has 4 loops to it and the signs can easily direct you to each one. The uphills were long, but always had rewarding descents. There were rocks and roots that could be quite large. The trail gets very tight at some points. I felt like I had a good rhythm through out all the trails.

Customer Service

Do all 4 loops (A,B,C,D) for a little over 2 hour ride.

Similar Products Used:

Pontiac Lake, Stony Creek

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 06, 2009]
camx
Weekend Warrior

Very technical and SLOW. I found myself not changing gears since I was breaking downhill, through switchbacks and over big rocks/roots, and climbing the first half of the course. I prefer a faster course and this one was slow. I will still ride it but can't say its as great as other riders.

Customer Service

ABC. D was overgrown

Similar Products Used:

Pontiac Lake

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 05, 2009]
Riding Flamingo
Weekend Warrior

This is the best trail in south east Michigan. Although there is no mountains it is a good and entertaining workout. There is plenty of steep short climbs and nice downhills. This trail is extremely curvy which makes it lots of fun. There are some roots and rocks as well but do not expect Colorado style riding. Nonetheless it is an excellent workout which will take you 2+ hours to complete all four loops. Over 16 miles long it is highly recommended.

Customer Service

All four loops.

Similar Products Used:

Holdrige

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 11, 2008]
murderface
Weekend Warrior

Great trail for those who enjoy a bit of pain for breakfast. Very tight, obtrusive and low speed/high resistance lines. This trail is easy to get lost on so please study the maps placed olong the way. This is the very best rain date trail around metro Detroit, just be careful on the end of descents, they have a way of introducing you to the friendly trees.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 31, 2005]
bheldke
Cross Country Rider

Always a blast. I don't consider this "technical", but "tight". The climbs are fun but I'm not rewarded with any long down hills, so this is more of a training trail. Be prepared to do at least one hour's worth for loops A and B. If you go there on the weekend and have time to kill, do all A through D and be prepared to spend two hours riding. I prefer this trail in the fall after the bugs die. In the middle of the summer, they can be obnoxious (I had to change a flat tire once and counted 50-60 moquito bites--yep, forgot bug spray.) Scenery--not much. You're in the woods. It's reallly quiet. That's what I like about it--I feel like I'm in the U.P.

Customer Service

ABCD if you have time. AB if you don't. You won't have hikers and other trail users to bother you, which is nice.

Similar Products Used:

Pontiac Lake--much faster Lakeshore in Novi--you could ride a beach cruiser through this one, although it's still fun Potowotomi. Long, pretty fast. More of the same after a while. I like doing the Poto for the scenery--some secluded lakes--really pretty, but the hikers make me stay on my toes. My rating is higher than 3 for technical and 3 for aerobic because of it's overall enjoyment--I feel like I've accomplished something when I'm done, but I would rather have more varied terrain to give it a higher overall rating.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 03, 2004]
Mammal
Cross Country Rider

What the heck did you expect, Paul? In case you didn't notice there are no mountains in Michigan. I bet I could find more challenging riding in the Himalayas that blow those West Virgina trails away but but no one is looking for trails in the Himalayas on a West Virginia trail listing. Likewise with the scenery - no mountains! Michigan = flat. Nature in Michigan = forest. C'mon, it's not that far from Kingston!

Customer Service

All of it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 07, 2003]
jawarongak
Cross Country Rider

Not a fast trail by all means, very tight with a lot of ruts, rocks, off camber turns and thick vegetation that just blinds the corners. The climbs, although generally short, are excellent with few sandy climbs. But still it maintains an excellent 'flow' throughout to keep you going at a rather constant pace (compared to the first three miles of Gruber's at Holdridge). Almost every climb is rewarded generously with nice twisty descent. Good choice of tire and brake system will definitely reward you here.

Customer Service

A and B if you have about 1 hr to ride. ABCD if you have 2 hrs. C and D although marked "very technical" are not much different from the main loops although they definitely need more riders to condition and pack the soil a little more.

Similar Products Used:

Poto, Holdridge, Pontiac

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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