An excellent mountain bike trail has been developed between the eastern end of the present Stewart Creek development and Deadman’s Flats. It connects with the Lac des Arcs – Deadman’s Flats section of the Trans-Canada Trail. Apart from a short, somewhat boggy section, the tread is very good. While not offering a particularly good hiking experience: it’s in the trees all the way and there is a lot of highway noise, it’s a great easy mountain biking trail at 12 km return.
Leave the Trans-Canada Highway at the Stewart Creek interchange and head up to the four-way junction. Turn left and follow he road up to a traffic circle. Drive straight on to a turning circle at the end of the road. Park here. Continue up the road (chain across) for 300 m to a side road on the left also blocked by a chain. The bike trail starts on the right a few metres beyond the chain.
Drive the Pigeon access road from Deadman’s Flats. Just beyond the highway wildlife fence there is a track to the right. The Trans Canada Trail is on the opposite side of the road. Follow the track to Pigeon Creek. Rather than wading the creek, head right to the wildlife fence and across the top of the culvert. A track leads through trees back to the powerline road. Follow the powerline road a short distance to where it bears slightly right. A track to the left heads up to the powerline proper. Make a sharp U-turn here and head back toward the quarry. The bike trail soon becomes obvious.
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