3 miles
Distance
1,186 ft
Climb
-263 ft
Descent
00:40:06
Avg time
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Quaite Creek Details

  • Riding area
    Canmore
    Canmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    late May - November
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

Quaite Valley trail links to the Jewell Pass, Prairie View and Razors Edge trails. Connect to Quaite Valley by parking in the Heart Creek Day Use Area, riding the Quaite Valley Connector west to the Quaite Valley trail. The trail can also be accessed directly off Hwy 1, about 2km east of the Lac Des Arc interchange, and makes for faster in-and-out from Razor's Edge. Alternatively, the trail may be accessed via Prairie View or Jewell Pass.

Quaite Valley trail was completely trashed by the 2013 Flood, and subsequently rebuilt by Alberta Parks and the Friends of Kananaskis Country. From the highway, it's a rocky climb all the way to the campground, ~2km. After the campground, it's a mix of double and singletrack to the junction with Prairie View and Jewell Pass. The trail is much smoother and less steep than it used to be, and even has a couple of descents built into it to give your legs a rest. Overall, it's easier than it used to be, and won't leave you gassed. The trail ends at the junction with Prairie View and Jewell Pass. Go up Prairie View for about 500 metres to access Razors Edge.

Keep an eye out for hikers, especially between Hwy 1 and the campground.

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More Stats for Quaite Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    923 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,374 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,306 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,374 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,298 ft
  • Grade
    5.986%
  • Grade max
    -64.021%
  • Grade min
    105.401%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,710 ft
  • Distance flat
    750 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:43
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on Oct 30, 2017
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Avg: 3 (5 votes)

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Quaite Creek Trail Reports

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Oct 30, 2017 @ 11:29am
Oct 30, 2017
Partially snow covered but dry.
Oct 9, 2017 @ 1:38pm
Oct 9, 2017
90% dry. A little melting snow/tacky and wet soil but no mud.
Sep 25, 2017 @ 3:43pm
Sep 25, 2017
quaite was running perfectly, got a little greasy as you climbed Prairie on the backside
Aug 4, 2017 @ 8:43pm
Aug 4, 2017
Jul 13, 2017 @ 2:12am
Jul 13, 2017
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Sep 4, 2017 @ 1:15pm
Sep 4, 2017
Quaite Creek, Turner Valley

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