7 miles
Distance
1,707 ft
Climb
-1,707 ft
Descent
5,234 ft
High Point

This loop goes up and over the Pass Powderkeg ski hill and along the summit ridge with great views to the West. On the map it forms a bird-like shape. It is shown clockwise to take advantage of descending the Buck 50, a brand new trail funded by the Government of Canada for the country’s sesquicentennial. The trail has great flow, with many bermed corners and optional jumps. For variety, the loop can also be ridden counter-clockwise. The top-to-bottom loop can take up to two hours, with the last stretch being just “4 km with a big smile.”

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    6
More Stats for The Big Bird Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,277 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,279 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,279 ft
  • Grade max
    -45.214%
  • Grade min
    36.284%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,804 ft
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Buck 50
Buck 50
trail: Buck 50
8:29 | 179 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
Aug 6, 2017
Crowsnest Pass, AB
Crowsnest Pass | Buck 50 | Fast & Flowy
Crowsnest Pass | Buck 50 | Fast & Flowy
trail: Buck 50
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Jun 5, 2017
Double Dirt-Spresso
Double Dirt-Spresso
3:42 | 613 | comments: 1 | favs: 1
Jun 13, 2012
Sweet flowy trails on the Pass Powderkeg ski hill in Blairmore of the Crowsnest Pass.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Chainsaw Massacre
Jul 6, 2018 @ 1:12pm
Jul 6, 2018
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
Double Dirt-Spresso
Jul 2, 2018 @ 1:23pm
Jul 2, 2018
Some small puddles in the low spots
Buck 50 Option
Jul 2, 2018 @ 1:23pm
Jul 2, 2018
Some small puddles in the low spots
Buck 50
Jun 24, 2018 @ 6:36am
Jun 24, 2018
Little Shred Riding Hood
May 11, 2018 @ 12:46pm
May 11, 2018
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