2 miles
Distance
136 ft
Climb
-87 ft
Descent
4,626 ft
High Point

Barrier Powerline Details

  • 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
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #68291 in Mountain Biking

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].

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Barrier Powerline bike trail
  • Altitude change
    48 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,521 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
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Status:
on Oct 29, 2018
Dry
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to barrier-powerline trailhead (51.029170, -115.073180)
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Barrier Powerline Trail Reports

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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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Photos

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Oct 29, 2018 @ 8:31am
Oct 29, 2018
Barrier Powerline, Calgary
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Oct 27, 2017 @ 12:35pm
Oct 27, 2017
Barrier Powerline, My City
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Oct 27, 2017 @ 12:35pm
Oct 27, 2017
Barrier Powerline, My City

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