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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Native/Tribal
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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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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      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      CAMBA
      (camba.ca)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,493
      State Ranking
      #32
      Trails
      11
      Total Distance
      41 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      7,979 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,265 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,952 ft
      Reports
      76
      Photos
      73
      Ridden Counter
      644

      Photos of Barrier Mountain Bike

      trail: Prairie View
      5 |
      May 22, 2018 @ 5:47am
      May 22, 2018
      Prairie View, My City
      trail: Prairie View
      2 |
      May 22, 2018 @ 5:47am
      May 22, 2018
      Prairie View, My City
      trail: Prairie View
      58 |
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 1:15pm
      Sep 4, 2017
      Prairie View, Turner Valley
      trail: Prairie View
      291 |
      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 | 126 | Jul 8, 2017
      Jewell Pass 2010
      3:03 | 392 | Feb 11, 2011
      youtuber THE RAZOR'S EDGE | Mountain Biking near...
      17:51 | 87 | Sep 25, 2017 , Exshaw
      Hector DH Trail - Kananaskis Alberta - Summer...
      trail: CCH Cutoff
      100 | Aug 18, 2017 , Exshaw
      more videos »

      Barrier Mountain Bike Routes

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      Prairie View to Jewell Pass Loop featured
      10 miles
      Camp Chief Hector Loop
      9 miles
      Prairie View/Jewel Pass
      14 miles

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #895681sweaman2trailCCH CutoffUnsure if built yet? Proposed?
      Aug 11, 2017 @ 7:50pm
      Aug 11, 2017
      user #11432mtnbikermitchreportJewell PassMy understanding is that the trail was rebuild...
      Jul 21, 2017 @ 8:46am
      Jul 21, 2017
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      Recent Activity

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      user #484091dilusion56addridelogMay 27, 2018 ride log
      May 27, 2018 @ 8:17pm
      28 mins
      user #28227juicehoopsaddridelogMay 27, 2018 ride log
      May 27, 2018 @ 8:12pm
      34 mins
      user #1353679romulobragancaaddridelogMay 20, 2018 ride log
      May 27, 2018 @ 4:50pm
      4 hours
      user #1543640darby178wishlistroutePrairie View to Jewell Pass Loop and 1 more
      May 25, 2018 @ 11:25pm
      2 days
      user #1543640darby178wishlistregionBarrier
      May 25, 2018 @ 11:25pm
      2 days
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      Nearby Riding Areas

      namedistance
      Sibbald 8 69.3 km
      Kananaskis Village 59.8 km
      Canmore Townsite 10 21 314.3 km
      West Bragg Creek 6 1815.6 km
      Moose Mountain 2 8 8 115.7 km

      Local Trail Supporters

      • Friends of Kananaskis Country
      • By pinkrobe CMBA & contributors
      • Admins: BVMBA, CAMBA
      • #8518 - 4,574 views

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