2.9 miles
Distance
1,186 ft
Climb
-263 ft
Descent
00:40:52
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Quaite Creek Trail

Quaite Creek Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    late May - November
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

Quaite Valley trail links to the Jewell Pass, Prairie View and Razors Edge trails. Connect to Quaite Valley by parking in the Heart Creek Day Use Area, riding the Quaite Valley Connector west to the Quaite Valley trail. The trail can also be accessed directly off Hwy 1, about 2km east of the Lac Des Arc interchange, and makes for faster in-and-out from Razor's Edge. Alternatively, the trail may be accessed via Prairie View or Jewell Pass.

Quaite Valley trail was completely trashed by the 2013 Flood, and subsequently rebuilt by Alberta Parks and the Friends of Kananaskis Country. From the highway, it's a rocky climb all the way to the campground, ~2km. After the campground, it's a mix of double and singletrack to the junction with Prairie View and Jewell Pass. The trail is much smoother and less steep than it used to be, and even has a couple of descents built into it to give your legs a rest. Overall, it's easier than it used to be, and won't leave you gassed. The trail ends at the junction with Prairie View and Jewell Pass. Go up Prairie View for about 500 metres to access Razors Edge.

Keep an eye out for hikers, especially between Hwy 1 and the campground.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Quaite Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    923 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,374 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude start
    4,374 ft
  • Altitude end
    1.0 miles
  • Grade
    5.986%
  • Grade max
    -64.021%
  • Grade min
    105.401%
  • Distance climb
    2.5 miles
  • Distance down
    1,710 ft
  • Distance flat
    750 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:52
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Status:
on Nov 22, 2016
Snow Covered
Avg: 3 (5 votes)

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Quaite Creek Trail Reports

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Nov 22, 2016 @ 6:58pm
Nov 22, 2016
Mostly snow covered, climbed up ok with a little bit of extra effort. On minions summer tires.
Nov 11, 2016 @ 8:14pm
Nov 11, 2016
Great conditions, a couple packed muddy sections but otherwise great.
Aug 16, 2016 @ 6:51am
Aug 16, 2016
May 16, 2016 @ 6:45pm
May 16, 2016
Mm snowy and muddy, with some slop to boot.
May 16, 2016 @ 5:20pm
May 16, 2016
patches of snow and mud once you pass the camp ground all the way up to the Jewel pass intersection and onto Prairie/razors climb, rideable on a...
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