3 miles
Distance
1,186 ft
Climb
-263 ft
Descent
00:40:12
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Quaite Creek Trail

Quaite Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Canmore
    Canmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    late May - November
  • Global Ranking
    #29645 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Quaite Creek 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
    00:40:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:43
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Status:
on Oct 26, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 3.15 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to quaite-creek trailhead (51.060040, -115.132670)
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Quaite Creek Trail Reports

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Oct 26, 2018 @ 8:27pm
Oct 26, 2018
Lots and lots of snow. Not rideable on skinny bike. Hiked 4.5km with bikes on our backs. Fat bike definitely better choice. Don’t let the first...
Aug 12, 2018 @ 11:00am
Aug 12, 2018
Jul 27, 2018 @ 3:16pm
Jul 27, 2018
Couple wet spots after the rain
Jun 29, 2018 @ 10:27pm
Jun 29, 2018
Jun 22, 2018 @ 11:51am
Jun 22, 2018
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Sep 4, 2017 @ 1:15pm
Sep 4, 2017
Quaite Creek, Turner Valley

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