8.8 miles
Distance
1,534 ft
Climb
-1,274 ft
Descent
1 mile
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Probably the most pleasant way to get around Camp Chief Hector. CCH is a great descent, but the ride back to Barrier Dam can be a pain. By going along Stoney Extension to Barrier Powerline, you avoid the tedious, horsey section of Stoney Trail.

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Camp Chief Hector Loop is a 9 mile popular intermediate route located near Barrier Alberta. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 1,534 ft with a max elevation of 5,504 ft then descends -1,274 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    CCH, Hector
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Camp Chief Hector Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 22 min
  • Altitude min
    4,397 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,538 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,797 ft
  • Grade
    0.6%
  • Grade max
    -84.7%
  • Grade min
    59.7%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,699 ft
Avg: 4 (2 votes)
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Prairie View ride with the Boys July 3, 2017
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Prairie View
Feb 19, 2024 @ 1:34pm
Feb 19, 2024
Excellent climbing conditions. Descent was soft and narrow with some walk a bike and some boot scooting. Improved closer to Jewell Pass
Stoney Trail
Sep 24, 2023 @ 8:51am
Sep 24, 2023
Barrier Powerline
Aug 4, 2023 @ 11:04am
Aug 4, 2023
Mostly dry but watch out for giant puddles.
Camp Chief Hector
Jun 17, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Jun 17, 2017
I guess that this is my 2nd hit of this trail, but I have told my bike buddies today that this is going to be my first time again on this trail. they called it the jail trail back in the days.
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  • By pinkrobe CMBA & contributors
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