13 miles
Distance
2,751 ft
Climb
-2,755 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Powderface Long Loop - Powderface Creek to Powderface Trail to Prairie Creek Trail

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    20
More Stats for Powderface Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,945 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,976 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,971 ft
  • Grade
    -0.006%
  • Grade max
    -45.393%
  • Grade min
    39.525%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Powderface Short Loop
Powderface Short Loop
6:59 | 123 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jul 14, 2017
This used to be one of the most popular intermediate/blue rides back in the days when everyone rode hardtails and had 3x9 gearing. It's still a...
Kananaskis Powderface Prarie Link
Kananaskis Powderface Prarie Link
334 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 18, 2016

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Powderface Creek
May 21, 2018 @ 9:15pm
May 21, 2018
Still some snow close to the top. Not enjoyable. A slow climb that just gets steeper and steeper close to top. No switch backs. Requires uphill bike pushing for significant portion of top. Only one area of view. We did powder face trail, then along road to connect with Prairie creekl trail. This was definitely the right direction for the loop, as you can cruse down the road. However a nicer ride would have been out and back on Prairie.
Prairie Creek
May 21, 2018 @ 9:12pm
May 21, 2018
Some wet puddles. Rode this from powder face trail to the highway. Mostly downhill this way, enjoyable ride, some nice rolling... Much much better than powder face trail, which requires lots of bike pushing!!
Powderface Trail
Nov 4, 2016 @ 9:46pm
Nov 4, 2016
50% dry / 50% soft and wet from Hwy 66 to Powderface Creek. No snow on road. Grated 03-Nov-2016.
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