1 miles
84 ft
-45 ft
Avg time

Blue Highway Details

  • Riding area
    McGillivray Falls / Caddy Lake
    West Hawk Lake, Manitoba
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    April - October
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face, Wallride
  • Global Ranking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Blue Highway mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    40 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,138 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,217 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,159 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,199 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,011 ft
  • Distance down
    1,642 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,237 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 19, 2017
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to blue-highway trailhead (49.813232, -95.254190)
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Blue Highway Trail Reports

Aug 19, 2017 @ 9:50pm
Aug 19, 2017
Aug 19, 2017 @ 9:49pm
Aug 19, 2017
Aug 19, 2017 @ 9:49pm
Aug 19, 2017
Good trail bro, make sure you bring some extra tubes for the old tires!
May 13, 2017 @ 1:11pm
May 13, 2017
At the trailhead the trail is signed closed. There has still been no rebuild of the walk way across the falls.
May 13, 2017 @ 10:23am
May 13, 2017
Excellent ride conditions 5 12 2017. Good to see the helmet is still there.
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Blue Highway, West Hawk Lake

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Blue Highway, Whiteshell Manitoba
0:39 | 452 | May 31, 2016 , West Hawk Lake
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