Quaite Valley Trail
The hike to Quaite Valley campground is an easy one that doesn’t require many logistics. It is perfect for beginners and children alike. The trail begins on a trail that runs parallel to the Trans Canada Highway and enters the valley after a few km. The Quaite Valley Campground is equipped with a firepit, benches, and food lockers that make for the perfect lunch spot. You can continue on to Barrier Lake if you are up to it!
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Route Description for Quaite Valley Trail
Quaite Valley sees mostly backpackers that are seeking an easy overnight, but it makes for an excellent day hike. From the parking area find the main trail kiosk on the east end of the lot. Join the Heart Creek trail for 1.0 km before reaching a meadow that leads to a trail junction. The trails to the right lead to both Heart Mountain and Heart Creek. Stay straight and continue on the trail that heads eastbound, parallel to the Trans Canada Highway. After 3.6 km, you will take the trail to the right that leads to Quaite Valley. The trail follows the valley below engagement peak for 2.0 km before reaching the campsite. Enjoy a lunch break here before heading back the way you came.
Getting to the Quaite Valley Trail Trailhead
To get to the Quaite Valley Trailhead from Canmore, join the Trans Canada Highway eastbound and stay on this road for 17.0 km before taking the exit for Lac Des Arcs. Stay right for the Heart Creek parking area where your trail will begin.
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