5.0 miles
Distance
2,022 ft
Climb
-2,203 ft
Descent
1.0 miles
High Point

Highline Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #6264
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

Built by Jeff Eamon [Alberta Parks], Parks seasonal workers and loads of volunteers [notably Friends of Kananaskis Country], the Highline trail is a machine-built, hand-finished singletrack trail on the lower slopes of Grassi and Ha Ling Peaks.

Highline is a fun trail with some tech challenges in the form of boulders and rocky drainage sections that must be crossed. Once you're up the climbs, the trail rolls along the sidehill, with shorter ups and downs to plow through. The soil is rocky, the switchbacks steep, and fitness is a good thing to have. The West Connector is the easiest climb, and things get a bit tougher as you head east. Climbing Riders of Rohan is not great. Loose gravel, steep, lots of downhill traffic, etc.

Highline is a multi-use trail, so expect to see hikers, runners, dog-walkers, bears, deer, etc.

Access Info

The SE trailhead is at the corner of Three Sisters Blvd and Hubman Landing. Parking is very limited here - don't park in front of somebody's driveway, and clean up after yourself. Many people access the trail from Quarry Lake parking lot, and ride up the West Connector, or ride the powerline trail to the East Connector and loop back from there.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Highline mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -181 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,522 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,703 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,522 ft
  • Grade
    -0.692%
  • Grade max
    -60.715%
  • Grade min
    47.761%
  • Distance climb
    2.1 miles
  • Distance down
    2.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,210 ft
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Status:
on Nov 5, 2016
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (9 votes)

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Highline Trail Reports

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Nov 5, 2016 @ 6:18pm
Nov 5, 2016
Highline is in fantastic condition overall. Powerline trail west of Quarry Lake park is wet/muddy.
Oct 24, 2016 @ 5:09am
Oct 24, 2016
Great conditions, dry with a few tacky spots.
Aug 26, 2016 @ 10:38am
Aug 26, 2016
Aug 6, 2016 @ 9:17pm
Aug 6, 2016
Aug 6, 2016 @ 9:17pm
Aug 6, 2016
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Jul 11, 2016 @ 11:50am
Jul 11, 2016
Highline, Canmore
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Oct 24, 2013 @ 5:54pm
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Highline, Edmonton
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Dec 5, 2012 @ 9:37pm
Dec 5, 2012
Highline, Canmore
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Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:32am
Nov 21, 2012
Highline, Canmore

1 Review & Comments

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flag jdawgie (Jul 24, 2016 at 23:09)
 Curious: Is the elevation listed in the description of this ride correct? The map's contours show the trail not crossing the 1600m elevation. My GPS clock the highest point at 1581m, which seems to match the map and not the description...
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