Powderface Ridge Details
This trail can be ridden in both directions. I prefer riding North to South, parking at the start of the Powderface Trail (where hwy66 turns to a gravel road at the intersection with Little Elbow Campground). Ride up the Powderface Trail to the intersection of the Powderface Creek Trail. The wide and sometimes loose single track climb is 100% rideable if you have the legs! As the forest opens you'll reach the intersection with the Powderface Ridge trail. Turn right and re-enter the forest for some somewhat easier climbing until you come out on the ridge. The ridge features several short sections of technical rocky riding where balance and power is rewarded. At the very top of the ridge look for the marker for the trail as it descends sharply to your left back into the forested slopes. It's a long and fast trip down with a couple of short climbs to wake up your tired legs. The last few hundred metres of the trail have suffered from years of erosion and have become a braided mash of roots and loose rock.
More Stats for Powderface Ridge mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,389 ft
Altitude min5,246 ft
Altitude max7,170 ft
Altitude start6,636 ft
Altitude end5,246 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat345 ft
Avg reverse time00:13:42
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Powderface Ridge Trail Reports
Jul 15, 2017 @ 5:04pmJul 15, 2017
|One medium sized tree across trail after dropping down from ridge. Trail is braided in sections, but is running fast, loose and dry.|
Nov 4, 2016 @ 9:46pmNov 4, 2016
|Snow covered from Powderface Creek intersection. Climb up Powderface creek from Powderface Trail is snow/slush covered (2-3") with spots of damp...|
May 30, 2016 @ 9:20pmMay 30, 2016
|Good, dry with very few wet spots.|
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