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      The Barrier area covers the trails near the Barrier dam along Hwy 40 in the Kananaskis Valley.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Barrier Dam
      Porcupine Group Camp Parking google parking directions
      Region Details
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      • 7
      • 1


      Open on Dec 26, 2018
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      CAMBA
      (camba.ca)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,776
      State Ranking
      #36
      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      41 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      7,979 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,952 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,265 ft
      Reports
      61
      Photos
      73
      Ridden Counter
      883

      Photos of Barrier Mountain Bike

      9 |
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 8:53am
      Oct 30, 2018
      Stoney Extension, Exshaw
      trail: Prairie View
      67 |
      Jul 29, 2018 @ 4:02pm
      Jul 29, 2018
      | 1 comments Prairie View, Calgary
      trail: Prairie View
      139 |
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 1:15pm
      Sep 4, 2017
      Prairie View, Turner Valley
      trail: Prairie View
      377 |
      Mar 25, 2016 @ 12:24pm
      Mar 25, 2016
      Prairie View, Calgary
      more photos »

      Videos of Barrier Mountain Bike

      Prairie View ride with the Boys July 3, 2017
      25:22 | 219 | Jul 8, 2017
      Jewell Pass 2010
      3:03 | 416 | Feb 11, 2011
      Mt Baldy -  CCGR
      14:26 | 102 | Aug 7, 2018 , Exshaw
      youtuber THE RAZOR'S EDGE | Mountain Biking near...
      17:51 | 295 | Sep 25, 2017 , Exshaw
      more videos »

      Barrier Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Prairie View to Jewell Pass Loop featured
      10 miles
      Prairie Razor Quaite Jewel
      15 miles
      Prairie View/Jewell Pass Barrier Loop
      9 miles
      Camp Chief Hector Loop
      9 miles

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #480766em141trailJewell PassA spectacular ride! Short but memorable.
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 1:58pm
      Aug 18, 2018
      user #895681sweaman2trailCCH CutoffUnsure if built yet? Proposed?
      Aug 11, 2017 @ 7:50pm
      Aug 11, 2017
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      Recent Activity

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #975095slabloveraddridelogJan 13, 2019 ride log
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 1:20pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      user #975095slabloveraddridelogJan 12, 2019 ride log
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 5:50pm
      Jan 12, 2019
      user #975095slabloveraddridelogJan 6, 2019 ride log
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 2:15pm
      Jan 6, 2019
      user #1692378HellboygawishlisttrailPrairie View
      Jan 2, 2019 @ 10:01am
      Jan 2, 2019
      user #1323914Dash8driveraddreportBaldy Trail (Down) and 1 more
      Dec 26, 2018 @ 8:11pm
      Dec 26, 2018
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Sibbald 8 67.2 km
      Kananaskis Village 11 19.8 km
      Three Sisters Mountain Village 1 211.7 km
      Horseshoe / G8 2 7 112.2 km
      Highline 414.6 km

      Local Trail Supporters

      • Friends of Kananaskis Country
      • By pinkrobe CMBA & contributors
      • Admins: BVMBA, CAMBA, CAMBA, cafemech
      • #8518 - 5,486 views

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