3 miles
Distance
504 ft
Climb
-534 ft
Descent
00:41:39
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain 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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager

A combination of new single-track and 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.

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.

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.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Powderkeg-York Connector bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -27 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,559 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,834 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,819 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,793 ft
  • Grade
    -0.2%
  • Grade max
    -31.3%
  • Grade min
    29.2%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    935 ft
  • Avg time
    00:41:39
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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