Powderface Creek Details
Bragg Creek, Alberta
Bike typeAM, XC
DirectionBoth DirectionsPopular direction shown
Climb DifficultyBlack Diamond
SeasonJune - October
Land ManagerAlberta Parks
The Powderface Creek trail has a split personality. The east half is wide, mellow and almost qualifies as beginner trail. From the Powderface trailhead, the trail goes straight up what is basically a rocky jeep road. Once you're over the initial hump, it flattens, climbs briefly and descends down to Powderface Creek. Until you're past the junction with Prairie Link, it's rolling, bumpy and fairly quick climbing that even beginners can handle without too much trouble.
Beyond the Link junction, it morphs into a challenging ride with steep, eroded tread. You'll definitely know you've climbed something! Still heading west, the Powderface Ridge trail heads up and off to the south [left]. The Powderface Creek trail descends to meet with the Powderface Trail [road], where you can turn right/north and head for Prairie Creek Trail.
This trail can be accessed from the Powderface trailhead off Hwy 66, or the Powderface Trail [closed to wheeled motor vehicles for 2015].
More Stats for Powderface Creek mountain bike trail
Altitude change1,122 ft
Altitude min4,942 ft
Altitude max6,641 ft
Altitude start4,942 ft
Altitude end6,064 ft
Distance climb3 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat204 ft
Avg reverse time01:24:18
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Powderface Creek Trail Reports
Nov 29, 2017 @ 6:41amNov 29, 2017
|Need studs to escape parking lot. Mix of ice and glazed snow to the link trail. Looked nice further up towards the col, but we (perhaps foolishly)...|
Nov 11, 2017 @ 6:28pmNov 11, 2017
|Rode the short loop Saturday. Snowshoe and boot packed. Pedalled most of it. Have to duck under a blown down tree on the link at bottom of initial...|
Jul 3, 2017 @ 7:23pmJul 3, 2017
|Dry from the trailhead to Prairie Link.|
May 14, 2017 @ 5:56amMay 14, 2017
|Large bear spotted about half way along prairie creek trail. Came to a clearing and about 50 yards uphill just in the tree line was what seemed to...|
May 14, 2017 @ 5:52amMay 14, 2017
|There was a bit snow/ice in shady areas on the way to the turn to prairie creek, but rideable. There's definitely a few muddy spots but we didn't...|
Routes with this trail
|Powderface Short Loop||7 miles|
|Prairie Link Loop||7 miles|
|Around Moose Mountain Epic Loop||54 miles|
|Powderface Loop||13 miles|
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