1,394 ft
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-227 ft
Descent
00:10:03
Avg time
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Powerline Details

  • Riding Area
    Sandia Foothills - South
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All Year
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6235 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

Access Info

Multiple Trailheads access the entire Foothills Trail system.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Powerline bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -214 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,278 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,493 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,493 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,278 ft
  • Grade
    -15.361%
  • Grade max
    -33.678%
  • Grade min
    12.233%
  • Distance climb
    162 ft
  • Distance down
    1,232 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:03
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 80%
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Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 21 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 56 rides
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      Jun 6, 2017 @ 7:24pm
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      Powerline, Milwaukee
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      Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:13am
      Apr 29, 2013
      Powerline, Albuquerque

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