Highland State Recreation Area
ElevationAscent: 1,030' 314 m
Descent: -1,030' -314 m
High: 1,117' 340 m
Low: 979' 298 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
Current trail conditions
Popular runs nearby
Mountain Bike Trail
9.7 mi 15.5 km • Loop • 673 ft Ascent 205.23 m Ascent
Singletrack Waterford, MI( 4 )
Maybury State Park
7.3 mi 11.8 km • Out and Back • 433 ft Ascent 131.94 m Ascent
Singletrack Northville, MI( 8 )
Joe Prance Nature Trail and Butterfly Gardens
0.9 mi 1.5 km • Out and Back • 15 ft Ascent 4.52 m Ascent
Singletrack Dearborn Heights, MI( 3 )
17.5 mi 28.1 km • Point to Point • 787 ft Ascent 239.94 m Ascent
Singletrack Pinckney, MI( 32 )
1.4 mi 2.3 km • Loop • 12 ft Ascent 3.53 m Ascent
Singletrack Dearborn Heights, MI( 1 )
Run this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“A technical and hilly run (for SE Michigan).”— Susan Moore
Cross the road to get onto the mountain bike trails. There are 4 totals loops (A, B, C and D), along with a cut-off in the B Loop, so a run can be easily shortened or lengthened.
The trail travels almost completely through heavily wooded areas, which provide great shade against the summer sun. Winter provides some nice views through the woods. There are no water crossings.
The trail crosses over a horse trail that circles the perimeter of mountain bike trails, which is wider and less technical, but also nice and hilly. The horse trails has "emergency outs" onto the surrounding dirt roads, which also provide a good running surface with low traffic in the mornings.You can also run through the horse tunnel under Duck Lake Rd to connect with additional running and horse trails.
Land Manager: MI DNR - Highland Recreation Area