Powderface Creek Details
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 max1.3 miles
Altitude start4,942 ft
Altitude end1.1 miles
Distance climb3.5 miles
Distance down1.3 miles
Distance flat204 ft
Avg reverse time01:24:18
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Powderface Creek Trail Reports
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...|
Mar 5, 2017 @ 9:34amMar 5, 2017
|Rode the short loop Saturday, March 4. Powderface trail had a thin layer of fresh snow over a well packed tread, as did the link. Prairie Creek...|
Jan 19, 2017 @ 6:34pmJan 19, 2017
|From FB: "There was a lot of solid ice (not my preference). Even the snow was pretty bullet proof in the majority of the trail, but with studs had...|
Nov 28, 2016 @ 9:20pmNov 28, 2016
|Rode this as part of full Poderface-Prairie Creek ride on Saturday, November 25. Was great with a fat bike, suds not necessary. Generally compact...|
Routes with this trail
|Powderface Short Loop||7.5 miles|
|Around Moose Mountain Epic Loop||54.0 miles|
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