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 start4,703 ft
Altitude end4,522 ft
Distance climb2.1 miles
Distance down2.6 miles
Distance flat1,210 ft
Avg reverse time00:14:58
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Highline Trail Reports
May 3, 2017 @ 6:36amMay 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.|
Nov 5, 2016 @ 6:18pmNov 5, 2016
|Highline is in fantastic condition overall. Powerline trail west of Quarry Lake park is wet/muddy.|
Oct 24, 2016 @ 5:09amOct 24, 2016
|Great conditions, dry with a few tacky spots.|
Aug 26, 2016 @ 10:38amAug 26, 2016
Aug 6, 2016 @ 9:17pmAug 6, 2016
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