1 miles
Distance
84 ft
Climb
-45 ft
Descent
00:21:21
Avg time

Blue Highway Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    McGillivray Falls / Caddy Lake
    West Hawk Lake, Manitoba
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April - October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #3038 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking

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.

More Stats for Blue Highway 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
    0.574%
  • Grade max
    -9.779%
  • Grade min
    10.788%
  • Distance climb
    2,011 ft
  • Distance down
    1,642 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,237 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:23
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on Aug 20, 2019
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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      Blue Highway Trail Reports

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      Aug 20, 2019 @ 4:51pm
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      Jul 21, 2019 @ 10:01am
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      Jul 21, 2019 @ 9:58am
      Jul 21, 2019
      First ride on the Blue Highway. Excellent trail. Quite muddy in sections but there has been a lot of rain in the last week.
      Jul 21, 2019 @ 4:59am
      Jul 21, 2019
      There were a few wet sections but the nature of this trail being mostly on rock/shield, it was a fine ride.
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      Blue Highway, Whiteshell Manitoba
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