4.0 miles
Distance
1,099 ft
Climb
-937 ft
Descent
01:06:42
Avg time

Highline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #7099 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9908 in Trail Running
    • #42397 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    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.

More Stats for Highline mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    162 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,672 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,280 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,672 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,833 ft
  • Grade
    0.8%
  • Grade max
    -63.5%
  • Grade min
    50.5%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    659 ft
  • Avg time
    01:06:42
  • Avg reverse time
    01:00:19
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on May 15, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.4 (19 votes)
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      Highline Trail Reports

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      May 15, 2024 @ 4:52am
      May 15, 2024
      Oct 12, 2023 @ 10:33am
      Oct 12, 2023
      Sep 7, 2023 @ 11:49am
      Sep 7, 2023
      Jul 30, 2023 @ 6:02am
      Jul 30, 2023
      All good!
      Apr 8, 2023 @ 9:36am
      Apr 8, 2023
      Spring is here but the snow is hanging on. 2.25 studs are sinking an inch in but nothing to bite into.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 12.7 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 20 rides
      • 23.0 km avg distance
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      • 960 rides
      • Last: May 15, 2024

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      youtuber Canmore Mountain Bike Trails, The Highline!
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