7 miles
1,495 ft
-1,495 ft
1 miles
High Point

Old school Kananaskis classic. Most people ride it clockwise to maximize the DH fun.

For the experienced rider, this is a quick after-work ride that can be done in an hour or less. For those who are a bit more green, this loop presents climbing and descending challenges, but is still doable in under 2 hours.

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag gwest (Dec 20, 2015 at 12:44)
 Wonderful loop for fat bikes!

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  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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More Stats for Powderface Short Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,942 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,943 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,943 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,286 ft
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
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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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Powderface Short Loop
Powderface Short Loop
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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...
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Kananaskis Powderface Prarie Link
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May 18, 2016

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