8.8 miles
Distance
1,534 ft
Climb
-1,274 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

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.

Detailed Description
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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17 Reviews & Comments

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happywarrior (Jul 28, 2022 at 10:28)
Trail Prairie View
This is a hiking trail. The climb is very much a hiking trail, so too is the descent. Just for anyone expecting an actual blue bike trail…

This should be labelled as hiking primary on trailforks
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happywarrior (Jul 28, 2022 at 10:28)
Trail Prairie View
This is a hiking trail. The climb is very much a hiking trail, so too is the descent. Just for anyone expecting an actual blue bike trail…

This should be labelled as hiking primary on trailforks
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happywarrior (Jul 28, 2022 at 10:28)
Trail Prairie View
This is a hiking trail. The climb is very much a hiking trail, so too is the descent. Just for anyone expecting an actual blue bike trail…

This should be labelled as hiking primary on trailforks
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iphonefreddy (Jun 6, 2021 at 22:44)
Trail Stoney Trail
Nice beginner trail, well draining smooth double track through a beautiful area. You’re not going to get your adrenaline fix on this ride but you can get a beer at the village Smile
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evangelineleclair (Jan 18, 2021 at 15:41)
Trail Prairie View
18JAN2021- LOST BONTRAGER BIKE LIGHT on either PVJ OR JEWEL PASS. If found, please let me know!

Oh yes, trail conditions are amazing.
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evangelineleclair (Jan 18, 2021 at 15:41)
Trail Prairie View
18JAN2021- LOST BONTRAGER BIKE LIGHT on either PVJ OR JEWEL PASS. If found, please let me know!

Oh yes, trail conditions are amazing.
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evangelineleclair (Jan 18, 2021 at 15:41)
Trail Prairie View
18JAN2021- LOST BONTRAGER BIKE LIGHT on either PVJ OR JEWEL PASS. If found, please let me know!

Oh yes, trail conditions are amazing.
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mtnranger (Aug 9, 2019 at 12:58)
Trail Prairie View
Prairie view - jewel pass. Awesome loop, including short and steep hike a bike. Very fun descent down jewel pass trail.
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mtnranger (Aug 9, 2019 at 12:58)
Trail Prairie View
Prairie view - jewel pass. Awesome loop, including short and steep hike a bike. Very fun descent down jewel pass trail.
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mtnranger (Aug 9, 2019 at 12:58)
Trail Prairie View
Prairie view - jewel pass. Awesome loop, including short and steep hike a bike. Very fun descent down jewel pass trail.
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Powderbadger (May 29, 2019 at 14:15)
Trail Prairie View
Good to go
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Powderbadger (May 29, 2019 at 14:15)
Trail Prairie View
Good to go
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Powderbadger (May 29, 2019 at 14:15)
Trail Prairie View
Good to go
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ShaunKing (May 19, 2019 at 8:49)
This trail should be green. It is identical in difficulty to the green Stoney Trail.
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desk (Jun 25, 2017 at 15:22)
This is rated as Blue but I'd say it's tougher than other black trails like Top Notch, Baldy and Prospectors
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yuriboiblu (Jun 17, 2017 at 20:02)
yeah man! that was one of my bike buddies called it, Jail Trail! :-)
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yulortscher (Sep 20, 2015 at 15:48)
This downhill is often referred to as "Jail Trail"
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Details

  • 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
  • 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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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Stoney Trail
Oct 16, 2022 @ 7:14pm
Oct 16, 2022
Prairie View
Jul 31, 2022 @ 7:59am
Jul 31, 2022
Barrier Powerline
Mar 22, 2022 @ 9:56pm
Mar 22, 2022
A muddy disaster getting back from jewel. Stick to the lake I guess?
Stoney Extension
Jun 4, 2021 @ 9:27am
Jun 4, 2021
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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