5.3 miles
Distance
983 ft
Climb
-752 ft
Descent
01:48:54
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
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 50 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
    01:48:54
  • Avg reverse time
    02:25:30
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on Aug 14, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 3.25 (13 votes)
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      Trail 3 (Highlakes) Trail Reports

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      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.
      Jul 13, 2021 @ 2:48pm
      Jul 13, 2021
      Completely overgrown.
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 9:49pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      Wet grown in and many trees down to navigate over. So many mud bogs over marsh roots. Not worth the effort. I did the while loop and will not be...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 77 rides
      • Last: Oct 24, 2021

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      Routes with this trail

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      Saturday Night Lake Loop15 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      TylerWeber (Aug 21, 2021 at 20:09)
      This trail is overgrown and slow going but either way it’s a fun ride down after passing minnow lake and riding back towards town to Cabin Lake and the Switchback Trail. I’d recommend the effort.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Patbike27 (Jun 11, 2021 at 19:00)
      Shit trail! This is not a bike trail. Fallen trees all over the trail.
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      • + 1
      MannyIggy (Aug 29, 2020 at 7:29)
      Lots of downed trees on the path. Some technical areas and hike a bike sections. If you are a downhill enthusiast might not be the hill for you. Good XC trail if you don't mind getting off your bike here and there.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      chrisktmnz (Jul 31, 2019 at 15:30)
      This trail is overgrown, mud everywhere, 30 to 50 fallen trees. No pay off for the effort.
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      Saturday Night Lake Loop
      7:34 | 724 | Jul 18, 2015 , Jasper
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