4.8 miles
Distance
1,878 ft
Climb
-756 ft
Descent
00:01:10
Avg time

Powderface Creek Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June - October
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

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.

Access Info

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 change
    1,122 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,942 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude start
    4,942 ft
  • Altitude end
    1.1 miles
  • Grade
    4.448%
  • Grade max
    -82.119%
  • Grade min
    96.81%
  • Distance climb
    3.5 miles
  • Distance down
    1.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    204 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:10
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Status:
on Nov 28, 2016
Snow Packed
Avg: 2.8 (5 votes)

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Powderface Creek Trail Reports

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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...
Oct 28, 2016 @ 1:51pm
Oct 28, 2016
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 @ 7:24am
Sep 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 @ 9:53am
Aug 31, 2016
Mostly dry with a few wet spots
Apr 29, 2016 @ 7:12pm
Apr 29, 2016
Trail is mostly dry with a few sections that are damp or minor snow covering as of April 29/16
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Sep 11, 2016 @ 7:29am
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Powderface Creek, Bragg Creek
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Sep 11, 2016 @ 7:28am
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Powderface Creek, Bragg Creek
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Sep 11, 2016 @ 7:26am
Sep 11, 2016
Powderface Creek, Edmonton
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Jan 19, 2016 @ 1:40pm
Jan 19, 2016
Powderface Creek, Kananaskis

Routes with this trail

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Powderface Short Loop
7.5 miles

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