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

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #90808 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

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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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • 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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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