5.3 miles
Distance
983 ft
Climb
-752 ft
Descent
01:09:53
Avg time

Trail 3 (Highlakes) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Pyramid Bench
    Jasper, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #78430 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Owner

A bit of a classic Jasper adventure ride with the emphasis on adventure. Expect to find techy climbs and descents with some good challenges throughout and a few sections that require getting off your bike and push. It doesn't see as much traffic as many other trails in the area and as such there are many sections that are overgrown and it is not uncommon to have quite a bit of deadfall down across the trail though volunteers and Trail Crew do what they can to keep it passable. . The decommissioned High Lakes camp at the back of the loop / apex of the trail makes for a scenic lunch spot and is pretty much the halfway point. On a positive note 2021 saw plenty of much needed new bridge construction.

Access Info

Parking 2, Trail 8e Cabin Lake Fire Road

More Stats for Trail 3 (Highlakes) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    231 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,504 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,365 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,504 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,734 ft
  • Grade
    0.8%
  • Grade max
    -30.6%
  • Grade min
    45.2%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,093 ft
  • Avg time
    01:09:53
  • Avg reverse time
    01:33:56
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on Aug 2, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 3.25 (13 votes)
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      Trail 3 (Highlakes) Trail Reports

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      Aug 2, 2023 @ 10:38am
      Aug 2, 2023
      reporter No deadfall, a little swampy in the usual swampy bits but overall dry, bugs manageable
      Jul 31, 2023 @ 8:18pm
      Jul 31, 2023
      deadfall cleared by Parks Trailcrew today
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 12:20pm
      Aug 14, 2022
      reporter Several trees down requiring dismount (roughly 20 down total on Sat night lake loop)
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 2:22pm
      Jul 26, 2022
      Trail has been mostly brushed out, fallen trees cleared and bridge structures all reconditioned! Awesome work trail warriors!!! Still some...
      Jul 13, 2021 @ 2:50pm
      Jul 13, 2021
      Completely overgrown.
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