Prairie Creek Details
It's a pretty mellow ride, with some punchy climbs to keep it interesting. Keep a sharp eye out for trees across the trail, at least until you get East of the Prairie Link Trail. The trail runs quite close to the creek, and there are often some very wet sections to contend with. Some sections of this trail have been rebuilt and rerouted over the years; at least 4 major reroutes in the last 20 years. The current version is fast and rolling, not to mention a lot drier than it has been in the past.
Most people will use the east section of the trail to complete the Short [or Long] Powderface Loop. There are a couple of challenging ups and downs, but nothing you couldn't rock on a hardtail with 3" fork and v-brakes. Keep an eye out for hikers [especially families strung out along the trail] and cows.
Access is from the Powderface trailhead, or from Powderface Trail/Road [closed for 2015].
More Stats for Prairie Creek mountain bike trail
Altitude change-607 ft
Altitude min4,942 ft
Altitude max1.1 miles
Altitude start1.1 miles
Altitude end4,942 ft
Distance climb1.7 miles
Distance down3.6 miles
Distance flat1,551 ft
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Prairie Creek Trail Reports
Sep 11, 2016 @ 7:33amSep 11, 2016
|Great Fall conditions! A few perpetually muddy holes that can't be avoided. Otherwise, dry and fun|
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:53amAug 31, 2016
|Few wet spots|
May 30, 2016 @ 9:18pmMay 30, 2016
|Overall good, minor wet spots|
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:23pmApr 21, 2016
|Came face to face with a Massive Grizzly Bear half way between Prairie Link and highway, after the open meadow. He eventually walked off as I...|
Apr 17, 2016 @ 10:19amApr 17, 2016
|Rode up prairie view to the bottom of the link. A bit soft by the Hwy but nearly muckless after that.|
Routes with this trail
|Powderface Short Loop||7.5 miles|
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