15.6 miles
Distance
2,729 ft
Climb
-2,728 ft
Descent
5,210 ft
High Point

This route takes in most of the mountain bike trails at the Pass Powderkeg Ski hill in Blairmore (Crowsnest Pass). This involves two climbs and descents from the top on Spare Change/Roots O'Hazard, and, to save the best for the last run, Buck 50. In between there is a descent on the flow trail, Berma-Grin, and a short descent on the technical Trick or Tree. Because of the layout, some of the climbs get repeated. However, the optional technical features beside the trails let you add variety to these climbs .

Detailed Description
Almost Every Trail at Pass Powderkeg is a 16 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Blairmore Alberta. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 2,729 ft with a max elevation of 5,210 ft then descends -2,728 ft.
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14 Reviews & Comments

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superacingurl (Aug 19, 2022 at 18:43)
Definition of a blue tech climb trail! What a beauty.
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spencer-c STA (Aug 15, 2022 at 17:00)
Great climbing trail! Keep up the great, already talking about a return trip!
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kelsaygault (Jul 25, 2022 at 14:06)
In great condition
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ryancartiers (Jul 9, 2021 at 0:07)
Only lower half is the tech section, can use either as a cut across also
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ryancartiers (Jul 8, 2021 at 23:27)
Trail Luge Run
this trail can be started at the top of the hill to get more speed, from the wooden structure. Pass the entry (I missed it) heading into the parking lot, you'll see an old 2 track road to the right, when you reach the top the wood structure is in front, start heading down trail to right.
Should trail be edited to have start at top?
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sweetriders (May 6, 2021 at 14:40)
Trail Buck 50
Totally rideable but a little snow at the bottom when crossing the ski hill
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sweetriders (May 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Totally dry and rideable
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DaveW2 UROC (Sep 5, 2020 at 9:16)
name is no longer accurate, since 75 Cents and Kids Corner have been added to the network
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ferniefairchild (Aug 7, 2020 at 12:29)
Trail Buck 50
One of the best flow trails around
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a-bomb (Jul 31, 2020 at 16:47)
Trail Buck 50
Wooo Hooo! It flows, it pops, it drops! Five stars for the grin factor. Not a technical trail, but if you’re with your buds or fam and looking for a good time, this serves it up on a platter. Finished it off with a trip to the Rum Runner for some cold drink-a-doodle doos and a poutine burger (which required more technical skill to manoeuvre than the trail). Fun times!!
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a-bomb (Jul 31, 2020 at 16:31)
We used this as an up track to Chainsaw (also a great climb) then did Buck 50 as a downhill. This looks good either direction but was a fantastic scenic leisurely climb. If you hate climbs this may change your mind. Fun little integrated rock rollers keep it interesting!
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DaveW2 UROC (Sep 26, 2019 at 17:46)
Trail Buck 50
Attention all UROC members and Pass Powderkeg Ski Area trail users. The cattle fence is back up on Buck50 in the same spot as last time, about 1/3 of the way down where it crosses the small section of double track. We are working with the AEP and the Rancher to find a better more permanent solution to this reoccurring problem.
BUCK 50 IS CLOSED UNTIL OCTOBER 1. UROC Facebook will have updates.
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BrentZombie (Jul 29, 2019 at 14:24)
Unfortunately one of the most underwhelming tech sections. Love the idea of having it though! just add more sweet shit eh!
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timchala4 (Jun 15, 2019 at 18:24)
Trail Buck 50
Great trail! It's fast, rocky, Bermy, jumpy, pumpy, and even faster!! Nice long steep and mellow swithbacky climb to get to it as well. Steep sections, climbs, roots, rolling fast bits, doubles, jumps, turns, and everything is perfect. Recommended to anyone who has good experience.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    47
More Stats for Almost Every Trail at Pass Powderkeg mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,282 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,282 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,285 ft
  • Grade max
    -45.6%
  • Grade min
    39.7%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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