7.5 miles
1,495 ft
-1,495 ft
1.1 miles
High Point

Old school Kananaskis classic. Most people ride it clockwise to maximize the DH fun.

For the experienced rider, this is a quick after-work ride that can be done in an hour or less. For those who are a bit more green, this loop presents climbing and descending challenges, but is still doable in under 2 hours.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag gwest (Dec 20, 2015 at 12:44)
 Wonderful loop for fat bikes!

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Trails in Route

Powderface Creek2.1 miles
Prairie Link2.0 miles
Prairie Creek3.5 miles


  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Powderface Short Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,942 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,943 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,943 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.3 miles
  • Distance down
    3.9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,286 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Prairie Creek
Nov 28, 2016 @ 9:24pm
Nov 28, 2016
Rode entire trail Saturday, November 26. A few icy spots but generally great traction. Not enough snow to fill in final rock step. Fat bikes without studs worked great.
Powderface Creek
Nov 28, 2016 @ 9:20pm
Nov 28, 2016
Rode this as part of full Poderface-Prairie Creek ride on Saturday, November 25. Was great with a fat bike, suds not necessary. Generally compact snow with hiker stracls and a few tire tracks.
Prairie Link
Oct 28, 2016 @ 1:51pm
Oct 28, 2016
The climb up from Powderface Creek is in great shape; excellent fall conditions. The descent to Prairie Creek has areas of partial snow/ice cover but overall the trail is in good condition; studs are not needed.
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