Trail 3 (Highlakes) Details
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.
Parking 2, Trail 8e Cabin Lake Fire Road
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Trail 3 (Highlakes) mountain bike trail
Altitude change159 ft
Altitude min4,554 ft
Altitude max1.0 miles
Altitude start4,554 ft
Altitude end4,712 ft
Distance climb2.7 miles
Distance down2.4 miles
Distance flat1,108 ft
Avg reverse time01:15:14
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Trail 3 (Highlakes) Trail Reports
Sep 23, 2016 @ 7:30pmSep 23, 2016
|reporter All deadfall cleared today by FTC. Trail still overgrown.|
Jun 13, 2016 @ 6:02amJun 13, 2016
|Some deadfall but other than that the trail is in good shape|
May 22, 2016 @ 4:12pmMay 22, 2016
|reporter All deadfall cleared May 17th.|
May 16, 2016 @ 6:38pmMay 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. ...|
May 9, 2016 @ 2:01pmMay 9, 2016
|MANY trees down along trail. Majority along the south end of the loops (12-20km mark) Don't even bother riding that half till it's cleared....|
Routes with this trail
|Saturday Night Lake Loop||15.0 miles|
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