2.6 miles
Distance
206 ft
Climb
-1,108 ft
Descent
00:22:48
Avg time

Buck 50 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
  • Riding Area
    Pass Powderkeg
    Blairmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #13408 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #20503 in E-Biking
    • #58313 in Trail Running
    • #41496 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    Municipality of Crowsnest Pass

Most often ridden downhill, it is fast, flowy, rocky, bermy, jumpy, pumpy, with a few sections where you have to work if you want to maintain the high speed. Steep sections, climbs, roots, rolling fast bits, doubles, optional jumps, turns. Combined with some of the existing trails, it makes a 12 km loop.

The top of the trail has two options - the easy route shown on the GPS track, and a steeper rougher line down the ridge which is shown as a separate trail called Buck 50 Option.

Access Info

The top starts at the top of the T-Bar where Chainsaw Massacre ends. The bottom end of the trail takes off from Little Shred Riding Hood on the pipeline ROW.

There are alternate access points along the trail:
- 75 Cents connecting the Ski Hill parking area to the mid point of Buck 50
- east end of Southmore Place accessed via 119 St. Blairmore
- alley west of 113 St. Blairmore at the north end of the trail named Buck 50 Connector to 113 St.

Disclaimer

Most traffic is downhill and can be at high speed, so if you are going up the trail be careful and avoid the most popular times - afternoons on Saturday and Sunday. No shuttling on the ski hill.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Buck 50 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -899 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,305 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,210 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,210 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,311 ft
  • Grade
    -6.506%
  • Grade max
    -34.722%
  • Grade min
    22.732%
  • Distance climb
    2,901 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,488 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:46:04
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Status:
on Oct 24, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.05 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Buck 50 Trail Reports

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      Oct 24, 2021 @ 11:42am
      Oct 24, 2021
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 10:38am
      Oct 17, 2021
      Tape and barricades have been moved, trail cuts across some fresh dirtwork.
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 10:19am
      Sep 15, 2021
      reporter ❗️ Starting today, Buck 50 will be detoured into Southmore until teh ski hill dirtwork project on the Face is complete. The detour will take...
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 2:55pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      Great trail. Was dry this morning.
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 6:33am
      Jun 1, 2021
      Mint, with one muddy spot
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 154 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      timchala4 (Jun 15, 2019 at 18:24)
       Great trail! It's fast, rocky, Bermy, jumpy, pumpy, and even faster!! Nice long steep and mellow swithbacky climb to get to it as well. Steep sections, climbs, roots, rolling fast bits, doubles, jumps, turns, and everything is perfect. Recommended to anyone who has good experience.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      DaveW2 UROC (Sep 26, 2019 at 17:46)
       Attention all UROC members and Pass Powderkeg Ski Area trail users. The cattle fence is back up on Buck50 in the same spot as last time, about 1/3 of the way down where it crosses the small section of double track. We are working with the AEP and the Rancher to find a better more permanent solution to this reoccurring problem.
      BUCK 50 IS CLOSED UNTIL OCTOBER 1. UROC Facebook will have updates.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      a-bomb (Jul 31, 2020 at 16:47)
       Wooo Hooo! It flows, it pops, it drops! Five stars for the grin factor. Not a technical trail, but if you’re with your buds or fam and looking for a good time, this serves it up on a platter. Finished it off with a trip to the Rum Runner for some cold drink-a-doodle doos and a poutine burger (which required more technical skill to manoeuvre than the trail). Fun times!!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ferniefairchild (Aug 7, 2020 at 12:29)
       One of the best flow trails around
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      • + 0
      sweetriders (May 6, 2021 at 14:40)
       Totally rideable but a little snow at the bottom when crossing the ski hill
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