5 miles
Distance
2,022 ft
Climb
-2,203 ft
Descent
01:08:05
Avg time

Highline Details

  • Riding area
    Canmore Townsite
    Canmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #9747
  • 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 max
    5,469 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 time
    01:08:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:02
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Status:
on Jun 17, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (9 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to highline-10011 trailhead (51.074860, -115.391530)
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Highline Trail Reports

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Jun 17, 2018 @ 4:13pm
3 days
May 24, 2018 @ 6:21pm
May 24, 2018
All dry and clear except for three avalanche sites where there is still small snow patches. Good to go!!
Apr 13, 2018 @ 6:02pm
Apr 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 @ 8:28pm
Jan 29, 2018
East Connector, West Connector, and Highline between is packed by some nice folks @ Rebound, running perfect.
Oct 15, 2017 @ 1:58pm
Oct 15, 2017
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Sep 1, 2017 @ 10:31am
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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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