The Powerline-Loki-Highline Whammy

This is the second trail running route post. It’s a variation on the previous one described in Hello Highline, a speedy, undulating and relatively short 6.5km round trip starting and ending at Quarry Lake, just outside of town. The Powerline-Loki-Highline Whammy also starts and ends in Quarry Lake. However, it covers an altogether more challenging 18.5km with 600m plus of elevation.

Update – September 2021 – No access to the Highline from Three Sisters Village

Regrettably, as of September 2021, Three Sisters Mountain Village Ltd are not allowing access across their land from Hubman Landing to the Highline Trail (as described in this post). The Highline Trail remains open and can be run as an out-and-back between the East Connector (at the east end of Wilson Way) and Three Sisters. It just can’t be accessed, or exited, via Hubman Landing. Canmore and Area Mountain Biking Association (CAMBA) are actively working on a solution with TSMV and Alberta Parks to restore access to the Highline. This post will be updated accordingly.  

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Hello Highline

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It’s no secret, especially if you follow me on twitter — @canmorerunner — that the Highline Trail ranks top among my favourite runs in Canmore. It wasn’t always the case. It was good three months before I ventured up the Highline, once i’d got a handle of my not entirely irrational fear of bears which was accentuated by the fact that I tend to run alone. But once i’d got up there, I was hooked. Continue reading