Powderface Creek Details
The Powderface Creek trail has a split personality. The east half is wide, mellow and almost qualifies as beginner trail. From the Powderface trailhead, the trail goes straight up what is basically a rocky jeep road. Once you're over the initial hump, it flattens, climbs briefly and descends down to Powderface Creek. Until you're past the junction with Prairie Link, it's rolling, bumpy and fairly quick climbing that even beginners can handle without too much trouble.
Beyond the Link junction, it morphs into a challenging ride with steep, eroded tread. You'll definitely know you've climbed something! Still heading west, the Powderface Ridge trail heads up and off to the south [left]. The Powderface Creek trail descends to meet with the Powderface Trail [road], where you can turn right/north and head for Prairie Creek Trail.
This trail can be accessed from the Powderface trailhead off Hwy 66, or the Powderface Trail [closed to wheeled motor vehicles for 2015].
More Stats for Powderface Creek mountain bike trail
Altitude change1,122 ft
Altitude min4,942 ft
Altitude max1.3 miles
Altitude start4,942 ft
Altitude end1.1 miles
Distance climb3.5 miles
Distance down1.3 miles
Distance flat204 ft
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Powderface Creek Trail Reports
Oct 28, 2016 @ 1:51pm43 mins
|The majority of the trail up to Prairie Link is snow/ice covered. Can be ridden without studs. Trail dries up about 1 km before Prairie Link.|
Sep 11, 2016 @ 7:24amSep 11, 2016
|Great Fall conditions! A couple of very small muddy sections - only enough to let others know you were mountain biking|
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:53amAug 31, 2016
|Mostly dry with a few wet spots|
Apr 29, 2016 @ 7:12pmApr 29, 2016
|Trail is mostly dry with a few sections that are damp or minor snow covering as of April 29/16|
Jan 8, 2016 @ 11:39amJan 8, 2016
|10 cm of freshies on top of sweet holiday base. Party of three slogged to the link yesterday. Riding progressively easier on the link and prairie...|
Routes with this trail
|MRV loop, medium length, ~3000' vert.||17.5 miles|
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