5,020 ft
Distance
60 ft
Climb
-196 ft
Descent
00:14:24
Avg time

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
  • Riding Area
    Pass Powderkeg
    Blairmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #100090 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #27028 in E-Biking
    • #43367 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager

A new single-track which connects to existing double-track, connecting the 20 km of single-track non-motorized trail in Pass Powderkeg Ski Area (PPK) to the 30 km of trail in the York Creek area.

The first new sections of trail connects at Buck 50 and eliminates a particularly steep and difficult section of OHV track that was bikeable if going from the PPK to the York Creek, but was almost impossible to bike up going the other way around.

Past the first new connection, the second new section of singletrack, machine built in September 2019, eliminates some very steep double-track through a creek valley. Going west from the second bridge, riders still need to use “unofficial” mountain biking trails like OHV trails to cross to the other area, but the route is overall not as difficult as the avoided section was. These trails are Powderkeg-York Connector (Cutblock) to the Betanger Logging Road, then either the Powderkeg-York-with-Fork-Connector, or the Betanger Main-York Road Connector.

The ultimate goal is to complete another 1 km of single-track mountain biking connector trail that, paired with another 2 km of existing OHV trail, will facilitate access from PPK to York Creek via more enjoyable trails.

Access Info

On the Pass Powderkeg side it connects about halfway up or down Buck 50, where it meets the Ski Hill Cutline. On the York Creek side it connects on the York Creek Road at Junction 112 (AEP Livingstone PLUZ map), about 0.5 km north of the start of Back Door, or on the York Creek Mine Road about 1.5 km below the start of York with a Fork trail.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Powderkeg-York Connector Phase 12 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -136 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,635 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,802 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,784 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,649 ft
  • Grade
    -2.7%
  • Grade max
    -28.5%
  • Grade min
    15.6%
  • Distance climb
    1,831 ft
  • Distance down
    2,723 ft
  • Distance flat
    466 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:34
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  • Variable
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      Powderkeg-York... Trail Reports

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      Oct 12, 2021 @ 5:24pm
      Oct 12, 2021
      reporter
      Two trees cleared from trail
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 8:38pm
      Aug 7, 2021
      reporter Tree down.
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 7:37am
      Jul 24, 2021
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 7:37am
      Jul 24, 2021
      May 15, 2021 @ 12:17pm
      May 15, 2021
      Couple trees down, couple muddy sections with ride around. New Singletrack section is sweet but the rest is a slog and not at all fun.
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