2 miles
Distance
136 ft
Climb
-87 ft
Descent
00:14:50
Avg time

Barrier Powerline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Barrier
    Exshaw, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #68291 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail runs along the powerline beside Barrier Lake. South of the Prairie View junction it is signed as a hiking trail [although there's no sign prohibiting bikes], so you might get the stinkeye. That section is not great, with lots of sandy areas to suck up all your momentum. To the north of Prairie View, it provides a nice alternative to StoneyTrail [which gets lots of horse traffic].

More Stats for Barrier Powerline bike trail
  • Altitude change
    48 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,521 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,626 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,521 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,569 ft
  • Grade
    0.377%
  • Grade max
    -5.375%
  • Grade min
    5.94%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,736 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,579 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:50
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Status:
on Jun 3, 2019
Dry
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Barrier Powerline Trail Reports

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      Jun 3, 2019 @ 11:45am
      Jun 3, 2019
      Trail is dry and 100% rideable for it's entire length.
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 8:28am
      Oct 29, 2018
      One big tree across trail, but theres a path around it. Since its late in the season (Oct 29), this will probably get picked up in the spring...
      Jun 21, 2017 @ 7:04am
      Jun 21, 2017
      GTG
      Nov 13, 2016 @ 4:16pm
      Nov 13, 2016
      not even one puddle.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      20 |
      May 18, 2019 @ 11:16am
      May 18, 2019
      21 |
      May 18, 2019 @ 11:16am
      May 18, 2019
      22 |
      May 18, 2019 @ 11:15am
      May 18, 2019
      34 |
      Oct 27, 2017 @ 12:35pm
      Oct 27, 2017

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