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 max5,306 ft
Altitude start4,374 ft
Altitude end5,298 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down1,710 ft
Distance flat750 ft
Avg reverse time00:13:43
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Quaite Creek Trail Reports
Oct 30, 2017 @ 11:29amOct 30, 2017
|Partially snow covered but dry.|
Oct 9, 2017 @ 1:38pmOct 9, 2017
|90% dry. A little melting snow/tacky and wet soil but no mud.|
Sep 25, 2017 @ 3:43pmSep 25, 2017
|quaite was running perfectly, got a little greasy as you climbed Prairie on the backside|
Aug 4, 2017 @ 8:43pmAug 4, 2017
Jul 13, 2017 @ 2:12amJul 13, 2017
2018 Shred List75 trails
Routes with this trail
|Canmore razors edge loop||7 miles|
|Bow Valley Suffer-Fest||80 miles|
|razors edge loop from parking lot||11 miles|
|Bow Valley Extreme||162 miles|
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