7 miles
Distance
1,495 ft
Climb
-1,495 ft
Descent
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.

1 Review & Comments

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

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    191
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
    -37.329%
  • Grade min
    34.975%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,286 ft
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
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Powderface Short Loop
Powderface Short Loop
6:59 | 168 | 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
389 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 18, 2016

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Prairie Creek
Dec 2, 2018 @ 6:11am
Dec 2, 2018
Rode this on December 1st. Much of the tread is nicely packed snow. Other spots had a thin cover over dirt and rocks. Final rock “staircase” not yet filled. Icy here and there.
Prairie Link
Dec 2, 2018 @ 6:08am
Dec 2, 2018
Rode this on December 1st. Icy at the bottom followed by thin light snow on top of either packed snow or dirt.
Powderface Creek
Dec 2, 2018 @ 6:06am
Dec 2, 2018
Rode this to the prairie link junction on December 1st. Nicely packed tread.
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