4,533 ft
249 ft
-34 ft
Avg time

Powerline Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Jan - Dec
  • Ride in rain

Powerline trail begins at the bottom of the canyon and is fairly steady climb on fire road all the way up to the top of the mesa. As you can guess, it follows a series of power lines that bridge the canyon. It's not a technical trail, but it is a great climb for people just learning how to tackle climbs. It also provides a good challenge for intermediate trail and all-mountain riders who are trying to increase their climbing speed and stamina. It's primary use is to gain access to some of the better, more technical singletrack riding on the mesa known as Tunnels.

Access Info

You can either incorporate the trail in the middle of a ride starting in the canyon or you can park at the end of Park Village Rd and gain immediate access.

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More Stats for Powerline mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    215 ft
  • Altitude min
    188 ft
  • Altitude max
    402 ft
  • Altitude start
    188 ft
  • Altitude end
    402 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,404 ft
  • Distance down
    700 ft
  • Distance flat
    428 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 1.5 (2 votes)

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