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.
Large tree down as you descend with speed. Can ride, under if staying right, but tall riders may soil themselves if cruising through the turns. Otherwise usual ruts that could end up in OTBs if not careful - they seemed worse this year but I don't ride it often.
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.
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!!