9 miles
Distance
3,818 ft
Climb
-406 ft
Descent
4,252 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding Area
    Alexandra
    Alexandra
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • 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.

Disclaimer

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,412 ft
  • Altitude min
    787 ft
  • Altitude start
    840 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,252 ft
  • Grade
    7.203%
  • Grade max
    -21.048%
  • Grade min
    37.915%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,117 ft
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  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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