2 miles
Distance
218 ft
Climb
-677 ft
Descent
00:15:20
Avg time

Chainsaw Massacre Details

  • Riding area
    Pass Powderkeg
    Blairmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June to October
  • Global Ranking
    #583
  • Year Opened
    2013
  • Land Manager

This trail is on the upper part of Pass Powderkeg Ski area between the Dale Strandquist OHV trail and the top of the ski hill. Chainsaw Massacre has a few sections on the lower half where the combination of narrow trail and steep sidehill requires more advanced skills to clean but it is definitely worth riding so that you can catch the upper half with its glorious rolling trail and nicely bermed corners. Just above this section is an optional techy ride along a narrow rocky sidehill that loops back and rejoins the trail. The last 0.3 km takes you along the summit ridge with great views to the West.
The trail name came from the masses of deadfall that were chainsawed to put the trail through.

Access Info

Trailhead: Vehicle parking is available by the Skills Park/Albert Stella Arena located at the bottom of the Pass Powderkeg ski hill. This trail can be reached via the other trails in the riding area.
Caution: the ski hill road is gated but is usually open until around 3 pm on weekdays during the summer. Do not park above the gates if you expect to return after 3 pm.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Chainsaw Massacre mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -460 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,726 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,234 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,185 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,726 ft
  • Grade max
    -29.676%
  • Grade min
    22.017%
  • Distance climb
    2,802 ft
  • Distance down
    5,168 ft
  • Distance flat
    619 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:31
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2017
Dry
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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Chainsaw Massacre Trail Reports

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Oct 9, 2017 @ 11:05am
Oct 9, 2017
Awesome ride! Thank you UROC!
Jul 30, 2017 @ 10:23pm
Jul 30, 2017
Jul 17, 2017 @ 8:10pm
Jul 17, 2017
May 4, 2016 @ 7:08pm
May 4, 2016
Trail in great shape. Pretty loose with all the dry weather. A little rain would cure this. Great trail UROC keep up the good work
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:13pm
Apr 24, 2015
Excellent condition. Just the odd sticky patch.
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Aug 13, 2017 @ 10:30pm
Aug 13, 2017
Chainsaw Massacre, My City
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Sep 26, 2016 @ 5:51pm
Sep 26, 2016
Chainsaw Massacre, Lethbridge
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Sep 26, 2016 @ 5:50pm
Sep 26, 2016
Chainsaw Massacre, Lethbridge
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Mar 24, 2015 @ 10:04am
Mar 24, 2015
Chainsaw Massacre, Blairmore

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