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Highland State R.A.
mountain biking guide
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WARNING: Mountain Biking is Potentially Dangerous!
The entire trail will take 2 ½ - 3 hours so bring plenty of water and
food. There are NO provisions for water here, bring what
you will require and then some. There are 4 loops you can attempt, A,B,C,
and D, for a total of 16 miles. B and D loops are linked
to the A loop, while C loop is accessed from the B loop.
This is definitely NOT a beginner course and should not
be ridden alone or after dusk (without a headlamp). Keep in mind
if you have a mechanical or are just too weak and sickly to finish, there
are no bail spots. Once on the trail the only way back is forward, the
best you can do is find your way back to A loop and return. Make sure
to carry extra provisions (tubes, food, water). The state does require
a parking permit, if you need one they can be purchased by filling out
the envelope (with money) and placing it in the daily registration canister.
We hope you will remember the
Guidelines for safety and etiquette.
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Note: Michigan DNR asks that you don't use trails during wet weather or during spring thaw, this will damage the trails and hurt mountain bike DNR relations.
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Plea for Responsibility:
With the growing number of
new Mountain bikers, trail
erosion has become very evident at several popular trails (Pontiac Lake,
and Poto). The weekend traffic has grown heavier and less concerned, This
has taken its toll. Trails that were handling challenges, have become speedways
for the out of control masses. Even Highland, which is only a few years
old is showing signs of misuse, I could barely ride A and B loops in 1996,
now they are easily traversed. The many chapters of MMBA do a fantastic
job on maintenance and access, but as riders we should share the burden
and ride sensibly. Stay in control, ride on the beaten path (avoid short
cuts), and try not to destroy any vegetation.
Also, If you see someone tearing it up with total disregard for the trail
and those who maintain it, SAY SOMETHING. When taking beginners
on any trail, always try to teach some etiquette. You can use following
the MMBA, and IMBA's Guidelines
for trail etiquette.
Also, If you see someone tearing it up with total disregard for the trail and those who maintain it, SAY SOMETHING. When taking beginners on any trail, always try to teach some etiquette. You can use following the MMBA, and IMBA's Guidelines for trail etiquette.