Blue Highway Details
Riding areaMcGillivray Falls / Caddy Lake
West Hawk Lake, Manitoba
Bike typeAM, XC, Fat
Trail UsageBiking Primary
SeasonApril - October
TTFs on trailBridge, Drop, Rock Face, Wallride
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!
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.
Please wear helmet. Riders assume all risks.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Blue Highway mountain bike trail
Altitude change40 ft
Altitude min1,138 ft
Altitude max1,217 ft
Altitude start1,159 ft
Altitude end1,199 ft
Distance climb2,011 ft
Distance down1,642 ft
Distance flat3,237 ft
Avg reverse time00:20:23
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Blue Highway Trail Reports
Jun 29, 2018 @ 5:46pmJun 29, 2018
|reporter Mostly dry. Some wet spots|
Jun 29, 2018 @ 3:42amJun 29, 2018
|reporter rain storm. prevent damage to trails by waiting for drying|
Jun 4, 2018 @ 6:51pmJun 4, 2018
May 30, 2018 @ 7:10pmMay 30, 2018
|reporter Significant rain today. Trail damage risk. Closed for a couple days|
May 26, 2018 @ 7:31pmMay 26, 2018
|reporter Completion replacement log bridge|
Routes with this trail
|Blue Highway featured||4 miles|
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