Built by Jeff Eamon [Alberta Parks], Parks seasonal workers and loads of volunteers [notably Friends of Kananaskis Country], the Highline trail is a machine-built, hand-finished singletrack trail on the lower slopes of Grassi and Ha Ling Peaks.
Highline is a fun trail with some tech challenges in the form of boulders and rocky drainage sections that must be crossed. Once you're up the climbs, the trail rolls along the sidehill, with shorter ups and downs to plow through. The soil is rocky, the switchbacks steep, and fitness is a good thing to have. The West Connector is the easiest climb, and things get a bit tougher as you head east. Climbing Riders of Rohan is not great. Loose gravel, steep, lots of downhill traffic, etc.
Highline is a multi-use trail, so expect to see hikers, runners, dog-walkers, bears, deer, etc.
The SE trailhead is at the corner of Three Sisters Blvd and Hubman Landing. Parking is very limited here - don't park in front of somebody's driveway, and clean up after yourself. Many people access the trail from Quarry Lake parking lot, and ride up the West Connector, or ride the powerline trail to the East Connector and loop back from there.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Highline mountain bike trail
Altitude change-181 ft
Altitude min4,522 ft
Altitude max5,469 ft
Altitude start4,703 ft
Altitude end4,522 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat1,210 ft
Avg reverse time00:12:02
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Highline Trail Reports
Jun 17, 2018 @ 4:13pm3 days
May 24, 2018 @ 6:21pmMay 24, 2018
|All dry and clear except for three avalanche sites where there is still small snow patches. Good to go!!|
Apr 13, 2018 @ 6:02pmApr 13, 2018
|Riding is good from east access to east connector but from east connector to west connector the trail is wrecked from hikers post-holing along the...|
Jan 29, 2018 @ 8:28pmJan 29, 2018
|East Connector, West Connector, and Highline between is packed by some nice folks @ Rebound, running perfect.|
Oct 15, 2017 @ 1:58pmOct 15, 2017
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