Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +40/40 ft
Total: 2 riders
Mountain Biking The Blue Highway
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#7 of 31 mountain bike trails in Manitoba
#4663 in the world
The route proceeds adjacent with the hiking trail before veering off to the right over the creek. Presently, the bridge structures to allow a dry crossing have been washed out from heavy rains in June 2016. The trail then takes a serious upturn and follows the only significant climb along a switch backed muddy - dirt section.
When you reach the summit, you will then proceed along the rock of Canadian shield for the remainder of the trail. Rocks painted blue have been laid out to mark the trail when the smooth rock would otherwise be confusing. Cairns also mark the way between Blue Highway sign posts.
The trail end is marked with a cairn topped with a cracked helmet and bike tube. There is a short loop here that finishes with a sweet little climb.
When wet, the trail is particularly challenging, as the rock is especially slippery.
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
- No Restrooms
Access to the trail is via the McGillivray Falls hiking trailhead.
Proceeding on Hwy #44 east from Rennie, you will pass The Lily Pond. Continue East for 2.5 km or 2 miles and you will come across signage indicating a picnic table to the South, and a trailhead for McGillivray Falls. If you get to Caddy Lake exit, you have gone too far.
Heading West / North from Westhawk on Hwy #44, you will first pass the exit on right for Caddy Lake Resort. A half mile past Caddy Lake Resort you will see an exit on your left for McGillivray Falls hiking trail.
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