2 miles
Distance
218 ft
Climb
-677 ft
Descent
00:18:14
Avg time

Chainsaw Massacre Details

  • Riding Area
    Pass Powderkeg
    Blairmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #974 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Chainsaw Massacre 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
    00:18:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:31
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Status:
on Nov 22, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 5 (6 votes)

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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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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Green
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Chainsaw Massacre Trail Reports

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      Nov 22, 2018 @ 3:32pm
      Nov 22, 2018
      reporter Thin well packed snow. Regular non fat tires are fine.
      Jul 28, 2018 @ 1:08pm
      Jul 28, 2018
      No trees down along route. Dry.
      Jul 6, 2018 @ 1:12pm
      Jul 6, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      Jul 6, 2018 @ 1:12pm
      Jul 6, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 1:23pm
      Jul 2, 2018
      Some small puddles in the low spots
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 40 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 670 rides
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      Photos

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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
      164 |
      Sep 26, 2016 @ 5:50pm
      Sep 26, 2016
      Chainsaw Massacre, Lethbridge
      356 |
      Mar 24, 2015 @ 10:04am
      Mar 24, 2015
      Chainsaw Massacre, Blairmore

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