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Newer trail at Highland

Postby ihateplaindave » May 16th, 2019, 1:09 pm

Does anyone know if there is map of the E Loop at Highland?
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Re: Newer trail at Highland

Postby c0nsumer » May 16th, 2019, 1:11 pm

ihateplaindave wrote:Does anyone know if there is map of the E Loop at Highland?


https://www.trailforks.com/region/milford-trail/
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Re: Newer trail at Highland

Postby Paul Brown » May 16th, 2019, 1:30 pm

So there is no map or is there no E Loop?
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Re: Newer trail at Highland

Postby crustaceous_flora » May 16th, 2019, 3:30 pm

E loop as in, that garbage trail at the north part of the system that extends west of the parking lot? It's extra miles, but honestly don't even check that out, it's not worth it lol. That should not be considered an official loop of Highland, it is nothing like the actual trail. Just warm up on the gravel roads imo.

However there is some secret-ish singletrack off of C-Loop, if you look hard enough :)
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Re: Newer trail at Highland

Postby flamingo » May 16th, 2019, 4:12 pm

crustaceous_flora wrote:E loop as in, that garbage trail at the north part of the system that extends west of the parking lot? It's extra miles, but honestly don't even check that out, it's not worth it lol. That should not be considered an official loop of Highland, it is nothing like the actual trail. Just warm up on the gravel roads imo.

However there is some secret-ish singletrack off of C-Loop, if you look hard enough :)


Any trail is better than no trail. You may want to express your opinion directly to the trail coordinator :wink: who spent a good chunk of his time clearing the E-loop. Yes its character is definitively different and easier than ABCD, but I rather do that as a warmup than the gravel roads. Actually the way I do the warmup I ride A all the way to "McDonalds" hill where you are few feet away from the return on A. This way I warm up doing come climbs. And if you are in a mood for a longer adventure you can use the secretish exit at C and ride few miles to the Milford trail.
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Re: Newer trail at Highland

Postby crustaceous_flora » May 16th, 2019, 6:37 pm

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crustaceous_flora wrote:E loop as in, that garbage trail at the north part of the system that extends west of the parking lot? It's extra miles, but honestly don't even check that out, it's not worth it lol. That should not be considered an official loop of Highland, it is nothing like the actual trail. Just warm up on the gravel roads imo.

However there is some secret-ish singletrack off of C-Loop, if you look hard enough :)


Any trail is better than no trail. You may want to express your opinion directly to the trail coordinator :wink: who spent a good chunk of his time clearing the E-loop. Yes its character is definitively different and easier than ABCD, but I rather do that as a warmup than the gravel roads. Actually the way I do the warmup I ride A all the way to "McDonalds" hill where you are few feet away from the return on A. This way I warm up doing come climbs. And if you are in a mood for a longer adventure you can use the secretish exit at C and ride few miles to the Milford trail.


Sorry, that came off as really rude haha. Any trail is indeed better than none. I should've said calling it E-loop is just insulting to Highland Recreation Area :)
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Re: Newer trail at Highland

Postby amadkins » May 16th, 2019, 7:09 pm

c0nsumer wrote:
ihateplaindave wrote:Does anyone know if there is map of the E Loop at Highland?


https://www.trailforks.com/region/milford-trail/


This is what I was thinking.

I’ve been going out to Highland for years and never considered anything outside of the ABCD route.
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Re: Newer trail at Highland

Postby c0nsumer » May 17th, 2019, 5:37 am

There's two trails I've heard referred to as E. The super-old-school fall line thing off the corner of the parking lot, and the straight-over-the-hill shot from the C loop / horse trail connector to Beaumont to Pettitbone. I'm really not sure I'd consider either worth riding unless you're just poking around, though.

Now, I've heard a lot of folks refer to Milford as Highland E Loop... And it's pretty easy to jaunt over from the C or D loops to Milford, ride there, then head back.
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Re: Newer trail at Highland

Postby flamingo » May 17th, 2019, 7:05 am

crustaceous_flora wrote:
flamingo wrote:
crustaceous_flora wrote:E loop as in, that garbage trail at the north part of the system that extends west of the parking lot? It's extra miles, but honestly don't even check that out, it's not worth it lol. That should not be considered an official loop of Highland, it is nothing like the actual trail. Just warm up on the gravel roads imo.

However there is some secret-ish singletrack off of C-Loop, if you look hard enough :)


Any trail is better than no trail. You may want to express your opinion directly to the trail coordinator :wink: who spent a good chunk of his time clearing the E-loop. Yes its character is definitively different and easier than ABCD, but I rather do that as a warmup than the gravel roads. Actually the way I do the warmup I ride A all the way to "McDonalds" hill where you are few feet away from the return on A. This way I warm up doing come climbs. And if you are in a mood for a longer adventure you can use the secretish exit at C and ride few miles to the Milford trail.


Sorry, that came off as really rude haha. Any trail is indeed better than none. I should've said calling it E-loop is just insulting to Highland Recreation Area :)


Funny. I always call it E loop. Some people call it north loop.
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Re: Newer trail at Highland

Postby Critter7r » May 17th, 2019, 3:48 pm

Until today, I thought there was a lake just past that berm on the west end of the parking lot. I rode Highland for the first time in the 90s. Ride there only a couple/few times a year.
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