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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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Quaite Creek Trail Reports
Jun 29, 2018 @ 10:27pmJun 29, 2018
Jun 22, 2018 @ 11:51amJun 22, 2018
May 22, 2018 @ 7:17amMay 22, 2018
May 8, 2018 @ 10:32pmMay 8, 2018
|Snow past the campground. Everything before that is good.|
May 6, 2018 @ 7:53amMay 6, 2018
|From FB: "The access from quaite to Jewell is 2km of two to three feet of snow."|
2018 Shred List85 trails
Routes with this trail
|razors edge loop from parking lot||11 miles|
|Quaite/Jewell/Prairie View/Razors||14 miles|
|Bow Valley Extreme||162 miles|
|Jewel Pass - Prairie View - Razor's Edge - Heart Creek||18 miles|
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