5 miles
Distance
1,168 ft
Climb
-1,010 ft
Descent
01:30:35
Avg time

Trail 3 (Highlakes) Details

  • Riding Area
    Pyramid Bench
    Jasper, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #34227 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Riding clockwise, the loop starts with a gradual climb from Cabin Creek all the way to the turnoff to Minnow Lake. From there, the climb gets steep and rocky. It’s tough to stay on the bike for some stretches, but it’s worth the effort. Once you hear the waterfall, the climbing is finished be extremely careful crossing the derelict bridge near the waterfall – watch for protruding nails, spikes, and rotten sections of wood. Once across the bridge, it’s practically all downhill back to town and it’s one of the smoothest sections of single track in Jasper.

Riding counter-clockwise means missing out on the uber-smooth descent; however, it’s likely easier to ride the entire route rather than struggling up the hike-a-bike climb near Minnow Lake.

Access Info

Parking 2, Trail 8e Cabin Lake Fire Road

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Trail 3 (Highlakes) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    159 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,554 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,414 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,554 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,712 ft
  • Grade
    0.566%
  • Grade max
    -25.803%
  • Grade min
    24.184%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,108 ft
  • Avg time
    01:30:35
  • Avg reverse time
    01:26:03
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Status:
on Jul 4, 2017
Variable
Avg: 3.25 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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
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      Trail 3 (Highlakes) Trail Reports

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      Jul 4, 2017 @ 8:23pm
      Jul 4, 2017
      Sep 23, 2016 @ 7:30pm
      Sep 23, 2016
      reporter All deadfall cleared today by FTC. Trail still overgrown.
      Jun 13, 2016 @ 6:02am
      Jun 13, 2016
      Some deadfall but other than that the trail is in good shape
      May 22, 2016 @ 4:12pm
      May 22, 2016
      reporter All deadfall cleared May 17th.
      May 16, 2016 @ 6:38pm
      May 16, 2016
      Not sure where they got the distance and time from, as this trail took 5 hours, which is far from 58 minutes. And we recorded it as 31.3 km. ...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Trail 3 (Highlakes), My City
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      Trail 3 (Highlakes), My City
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      Aug 19, 2016 @ 12:33pm
      Aug 19, 2016
      Trail 3 (Highlakes), Jasper

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