Chainsaw Massacre Details
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.
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.
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More Stats for Chainsaw Massacre mountain bike trail
Altitude change-460 ft
Altitude min4,726 ft
Altitude max5,234 ft
Altitude start5,185 ft
Altitude end4,726 ft
Distance climb2,802 ft
Distance down5,168 ft
Distance flat619 ft
Avg reverse time00:28:19
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Chainsaw Massacre Trail Reports
Sep 22, 2017 @ 5:03pm2 hours
|reporter Large tree down across trail, in the flat area above the rock band|
Jul 30, 2017 @ 10:23pmJul 30, 2017
Jul 23, 2017 @ 12:32pmJul 23, 2017
|Dead uprooted tree leaning over trail just into the flatter section above the rocky ridge 700m from the start of the trail. This tree could fall...|
Jul 17, 2017 @ 8:10pmJul 17, 2017
May 4, 2016 @ 7:08pmMay 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|
Routes with this trail
|The Big Bird Loop||7 miles|
|Every Trail at Pass Powderkeg||16 miles|
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