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19 miles
4,560 ft
-4,560 ft
4,232 ft
High Point


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

Ride your way up to Watts Rock, with a short side trip to a historic Water Wheel. It's a slow grind to the top, but you'll be rewarded with an amazing view. On a clear day, you'll see The Remarkables, Lake Dunstan, and Nevis Valley.

Access Info

You can park at Bannockburn. Start your ride to Schoolhouse Road, then on to Quartzville Road. You'll see a signpost to Carricktown. Follow the track all the way to Watts Rock. You can either ride back the same way, or make a loop back through Nevis Road to Bannockburn.


Always plan ahead and prepare for changes in weather. Dispose of waste properly. Respect wildlife and farm animals. Be considerate of other trail users.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Watts Rock and Water Wheel mountain bike trail
  • Altitude min
    787 ft
  • Altitude start
    820 ft
  • Altitude end
    820 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,308 ft
  • Distance down
    3,226 ft
  • Distance flat
    18 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to watts-rock-and-water-wheel trailhead (-45.086652, 169.162300)
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