5 miles
Distance
2,022 ft
Climb
-2,203 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Highline Details

  • Riding area
    Canmore Townsite
    Canmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #7980
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

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.

Access Info

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 min
    4,522 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,703 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,522 ft
  • Grade
    -0.692%
  • Grade max
    -60.715%
  • Grade min
    47.761%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,210 ft
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:02
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Status:
on Sep 16, 2017
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Avg: 4.45 (7 votes)

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Highline Trail Reports

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Sep 16, 2017 @ 4:49pm
Sep 16, 2017
Aug 22, 2017 @ 4:07pm
Aug 22, 2017
Highline is dry & open from Three Sisters entrance to Spray Lake Dam but, Riders of Rohan & West Connector are closed due to bear...
Aug 11, 2017 @ 11:04pm
Aug 11, 2017
Jun 26, 2017 @ 8:42am
Jun 26, 2017
Perfect summer conditions. There is still one iceberg in one of the creeks but you can walk around it with minimal difficulty.
May 3, 2017 @ 6:36am
May 3, 2017
The trail is mostly hard packed snow at elevation. This is going to turn to slush and mud with the warm temps that are predicted.
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Sep 1, 2017 @ 10:52am
Sep 1, 2017
Highline, My City
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Sep 1, 2017 @ 10:31am
Sep 1, 2017
Highline, My City
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Sep 1, 2017 @ 10:10am
Sep 1, 2017
Highline, My City
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Sep 1, 2017 @ 10:10am
Sep 1, 2017
Highline, My City

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag jdawgie (Jul 24, 2016 at 23:09)
 Curious: Is the elevation listed in the description of this ride correct? The map's contours show the trail not crossing the 1600m elevation. My GPS clock the highest point at 1581m, which seems to match the map and not the description...
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