5.3 miles
Distance
1,168 ft
Climb
-1,010 ft
Descent
01:20:14
Avg time

Trail 3 (Highlakes) Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Riding clockwise, the loop starts with a gradual climb from Cabin Creek all the way to the turnoff to Minnow Lake. From there, the climb gets steep and rocky. It’s tough to stay on the bike for some stretches, but it’s worth the effort. Once you hear the waterfall, the climbing is finished be extremely careful crossing the derelict bridge near the waterfall – watch for protruding nails, spikes, and rotten sections of wood. Once across the bridge, it’s practically all downhill back to town and it’s one of the smoothest sections of single track in Jasper.

Riding counter-clockwise means missing out on the uber-smooth descent; however, it’s likely easier to ride the entire route rather than struggling up the hike-a-bike climb near Minnow Lake.

Access Info

Parking 2, Trail 8e Cabin Lake Fire Road

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Trail 3 (Highlakes) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    159 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,554 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude start
    4,554 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,712 ft
  • Grade
    0.566%
  • Grade max
    -25.803%
  • Grade min
    24.184%
  • Distance climb
    2.7 miles
  • Distance down
    2.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,108 ft
  • Avg time
    01:20:14
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on Sep 23, 2016
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Avg: 3.1 (12 votes)

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Trail 3 (Highlakes) Trail Reports

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Sep 23, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Sep 23, 2016
reporter All deadfall cleared today by FTC. Trail still overgrown.
Jun 13, 2016 @ 6:02am
Jun 13, 2016
Some deadfall but other than that the trail is in good shape
May 22, 2016 @ 4:12pm
May 22, 2016
reporter All deadfall cleared May 17th.
May 16, 2016 @ 6:38pm
May 16, 2016
Not sure where they got the distance and time from, as this trail took 5 hours, which is far from 58 minutes. And we recorded it as 31.3 km. ...
May 9, 2016 @ 2:01pm
May 9, 2016
MANY trees down along trail. Majority along the south end of the loops (12-20km mark) Don't even bother riding that half till it's cleared....
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Aug 19, 2016 @ 12:33pm
Aug 19, 2016
Trail 3 (Highlakes), Jasper
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May 16, 2016 @ 6:39pm
May 16, 2016
Trail 3 (Highlakes), My City
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May 16, 2016 @ 6:38pm
May 16, 2016
Trail 3 (Highlakes), My City
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May 16, 2016 @ 6:38pm
May 16, 2016
Trail 3 (Highlakes), My City

Routes with this trail

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Saturday Night Lake Loop
15.0 miles

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Saturday Night Lake Loop
7:34 | 286 | Jul 18, 2015 , Jasper
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