Powerline (or as it is known on Strava, Knobbies no More) is a short, steep technical trail typified a number of drops and steep rock roll moves, as well as a couple tight pinch moments between rocks. This is probably the most popular technical trail in the South Foothills.
From the top at the Three Sisters intersection head south from the ridgeline. At first the trail is a wide series of steps over large wooden water bars, the last couple are roughly 3' drops in quick succession. As soon as the last drop ends look for a left that heads straight down into a gully and quickly pops up the other side. After a couple quick pedal strokes the trail begins dropping very steeply down granite rock faces. There are a couple line choices to be made here, but straight and fast is easier than carefully picking your way down the sides.
An awkward rock pinch move leads to a couple smaller drops and another optional rock roll before stair stepping down and intersecting 365.
Be aware of the occasional lost hiker walking up the trail, given how steep the trail is there aren't often hikers, but its best to be aware of the possibility.
Multiple Trailheads access the entire Foothills Trail system.
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More Stats for Powerline mountain bike trail
Altitude change-214 ft
Altitude min6,278 ft
Altitude max6,493 ft
Altitude start6,493 ft
Altitude end6,278 ft
Distance climb162 ft
Distance down1,232 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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