7 miles
1,487 ft
-1,487 ft
1 miles
High Point

Leaves from Powderface parking lot on the NW corner of the lot. Head up Prairie creek and take the first intersection to the north. This is a short loop but very rewarding with a decent ascent and a really fun descent with challenging rock drops and single track back to the base of the valley. Best ridden clockwise

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Trails in Route


  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Prairie Link 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
    1,157 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Powderface Short Loop
Powderface Short Loop
6:59 | 94 | 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
280 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 18, 2016

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Prairie Link
Jan 24, 2018 @ 6:01pm
Jan 24, 2018
Powderface Creek
Nov 29, 2017 @ 6:41am
Nov 29, 2017
Need studs to escape parking lot. Mix of ice and glazed snow to the link trail. Looked nice further up towards the col, but we (perhaps foolishly) headed up the link trail.
Prairie Creek
Nov 29, 2017 @ 6:39am
Nov 29, 2017
Rode this entire trail. Best conditions are west of the link junction. Hilariously icy on the final descent. Not super easy to walk, never mind ride, the final rock step. Note: party of 3 experienced riders. The two with Wrathchild tires had a good time on the last leg, while the guy with Dillingers had multiple spills.
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