Quaite Creek Details
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.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Quaite Creek mountain bike trail
Altitude change923 ft
Altitude min4,374 ft
Altitude max1.0 miles
Altitude start4,374 ft
Altitude end1.0 miles
Distance climb2.5 miles
Distance down1,710 ft
Distance flat750 ft
Avg reverse time00:14:13
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Quaite Creek Trail Reports
Nov 22, 2016 @ 6:58pmNov 22, 2016
|Mostly snow covered, climbed up ok with a little bit of extra effort. On minions summer tires.|
Nov 11, 2016 @ 8:14pmNov 11, 2016
|Great conditions, a couple packed muddy sections but otherwise great.|
Aug 16, 2016 @ 6:51amAug 16, 2016
May 16, 2016 @ 6:45pmMay 16, 2016
|Mm snowy and muddy, with some slop to boot.|
May 16, 2016 @ 5:20pmMay 16, 2016
|patches of snow and mud once you pass the camp ground all the way up to the Jewel pass intersection and onto Prairie/razors climb, rideable on a...|
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