2.0 miles
Distance
382 ft
Climb
-586 ft
Descent
00:24:33
Avg time

Prairie Link Details

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

The Prairie Link trail links [surprise!] the Powderface Creek and Prairie Creek trails. Most people ride it from south to north, maximizing the descent/fun. From the south it climbs on a smooth, wide track that begs for a bit of head-to-head competition with your buddies. At the first "summit" drop yer saddle and let it rip down the other side - it's fun, fast and loose. A short climb gets you to the second summit, and then the looooong way down to Prairie Creek. The area has changed a lot over the years, and there are a whole bunch of drainage channels that allow for air and/or vicious faceplants. Yeah! Popping out of the trees into a meadow means you're at the bottom - cross the bridge and you're on Prairie Creek trail. Go right to head back to Powderface trailhead and Hwy 66.

Watch for hikers, cows and horses.

More Stats for Prairie Link mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -204 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.1 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.0 miles
  • Grade max
    -21.202%
  • Grade min
    21.342%
  • Distance climb
    3,542 ft
  • Distance down
    1.3 miles
  • Avg time
    00:24:33
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on Oct 28, 2016
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Avg: 2.5 (4 votes)

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Prairie Link Trail Reports

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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...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:53am
Aug 31, 2016
Mostly dry with a few wet spots
May 30, 2016 @ 9:19pm
May 30, 2016
Dry and fast
Jan 8, 2016 @ 11:30am
Jan 8, 2016
10 cm on top of great base. Party of 3 hit it yesterday. Now it's your turn.
Jan 3, 2016 @ 7:40am
Jan 3, 2016
Lots of snow. Nice wide, well packed and grippy tread. Rolling great. Hit it while it lasts.
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Powderface Short Loop
7.5 miles

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