1.7 miles
Distance
40 ft
Climb
-815 ft
Descent
00:12:02
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Jewell Pass Trail
  • Friends of Kananaskis Country

Jewell Pass Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    PV-JP Loop
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - November
  • Global Ranking
    #8291
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

Jewell Pass is the second part of the XC classic Prairie View - Jewell Pass loop. It's popular with hikers [and the occasional horse] on the weekends, so weeknights are a good option.

Beginning from the junction with Quaite Valley and Prairie View, head down the Jewell Pass singletrack. It starts off as fast, windy singletrack, a few hits to jump off of, with some sections of loose rock and roots. The floods of 2013 and subsequent rebuild radically changed parts of the trail. What used to be a narrow dirt trail with a few hinky bridges and techy bits is now wider, faster and pretty damn fun at speed. Take it easy on your first ride through. There's one short, sharp climb to take you out of the gully, and you're back to blasting along on rooty dirt before ripping across a cutline and dropping onto the Stoney Trail. Head left/east on Stoney to get back to Barrier Dam.

Access Info

Access is from Quaite Valley trail [Hwy 1], Prairie View trail [Hwy 40], Stoney Trail [Hwy 40]

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More Stats for Jewell Pass mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -774 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,523 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude end
    4,523 ft
  • Grade
    -8.404%
  • Grade max
    -269.708%
  • Grade min
    24.405%
  • Distance climb
    581 ft
  • Distance down
    1.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,685 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:02
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Status:
on Nov 13, 2016
Dry
Avg: 4 (6 votes)

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Jewell Pass Trail Reports

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Nov 13, 2016 @ 4:09pm
Nov 13, 2016
Dry and perfect. Excellent riding condition. Ride soon before the weather turns.
Oct 30, 2016 @ 8:02pm
Oct 30, 2016
Mostly dry. A couple of puddles and a few soft sections.
Aug 14, 2016 @ 6:52am
Aug 14, 2016
Mostly dry, but a couple of soft spots. The new bridge is nice.
Jul 19, 2016 @ 4:59pm
Jul 19, 2016
From FB: Prairie view - Jewell pass is in perfect condition
May 25, 2016 @ 5:47pm
May 25, 2016
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Jun 22, 2016 @ 7:33am
Jun 22, 2016
Jewell Pass, Calgary
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Feb 7, 2014 @ 9:19pm
Feb 7, 2014
Jewell Pass, Kananaskis
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Oct 24, 2013 @ 5:55pm
Oct 24, 2013
Jewell Pass, Edmonton

Routes with this trail

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Prairie View to Jewell Pass Loop featured
9.9 miles
Prairie View/Jewel Pass
14.2 miles

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Prairie View to Jewel Pass (PVJ) - June 26 2016
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