1.1 miles
Distance
6 ft
Climb
00:17:11
Avg time

Blue Highway Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    McGillivray Falls / Caddy Lake
    West Hawk Lake, Manitoba
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    April - October
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #7800 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #40097 in E-Biking
    • #58045 in Trail Running
    • #46384 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing

Blue Highway is an out-and-back along the same trail with a "lollipop" loop at the end to turn you around. Most of the trail is on open rock face with some dirt single track connectors between open rock area. You have to climb a few minutes through single track dirt trail to get to the rock. Access to the main Blue Highway loop is via Centennial Trail, also open rock face. Centennial is mixed used, and Blue Highway was designed for mountain biking, but is also open to hikers. You'll find mostly mountain bikers on Blue Highway.

Riders comment mostly on how well the trail flows, with lot's of options to drop or roll 1 - 3 foot drops. The connector from Caddy Lake is worth the extra 5-10 minutes as you're treated to a wood wall ride, and lots of flowing open rock face on your way to the McGillivray Falls parking lot, which feeds to the main access point to the Blue Highway trail. The trail is well signed.

Throughout the trail system there are a few challenging "A line" drops, each of which have ride arounds. This is definitely one of the most fun trails in the area

Access Info

There are two optional trail head starting places. One is at McGillivray Falls, the other, just a few minutes by bike/ car away, is Caddy Lake Resort camp ground. Both have ample parking. The trail head is about 160 km East from the city of Winnipeg, taking either Highway #15 and #44 or highway #1 and #44 (West Hawk turn off), and about 11km west of West Hawk Lake MB on Hwy 44. If you're coming from Falcon Trails Resort it's about 35km with two options, Hwy #1 and #44, or Hwy 301 (a rural Hwy).

The trail head at Caddy Lake is on the south side of Hwy 44, at the junction of Hwy 44 and Fireroad C 2 (which is the road into the camp ground - resort. There are signs at both trail heads designating Blue Highway, and directional signs to guide you through the entire trail.

Disclaimer

Please wear helmet. Riders assume all risks.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Blue Highway mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    8 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,200 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,209 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,201 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,211 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -1.9%
  • Grade min
    4.8%
  • Distance climb
    650 ft
  • Distance down
    266 ft
  • Distance flat
    5,082 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:59
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on Oct 7, 2021
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