2.0 miles
Distance
382 ft
Climb
-586 ft
Descent
00:26:20
Avg time

Prairie Link Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Powderface
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June - October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #35750 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Environment and Parks

The Prairie Link trail links [surprise] the Powderface Creek and Prairie Creek trails. Most people ride it from south to north, maximizing the descent/fun. From the south it climbs on a smooth, wide track that begs for a bit of head-to-head competition with your buddies. At the first "summit" drop yer saddle and let it rip down the other side - it's fun, fast and loose. A short climb gets you to the second summit, and then the looooong way down to Prairie Creek. The area has changed a lot over the years, and there are a whole bunch of drainage channels that allow for air and/or vicious faceplants. Yeah! Popping out of the trees into a meadow means you're at the bottom - cross the bridge and you're on Prairie Creek trail. Go right to head back to Powderface trailhead and Hwy 66.

Watch for hikers, cows and horses.

Winter fat biking is allowed:
https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/kananaskis/kananaskis-country/activities-events/winter-activities/fat-biking/

More Stats for Prairie Link bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -204 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,314 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,760 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,518 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,314 ft
  • Grade max
    -21.202%
  • Grade min
    21.342%
  • Distance climb
    3,542 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:26:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:40
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Status:
on Jun 20, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.15 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Prairie Link Trail Reports

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      Jun 20, 2021 @ 7:55am
      Jun 20, 2021
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 10:27am
      Jun 13, 2021
      Drainage spots are wet and muddy, the rest is mint.
      May 26, 2021 @ 4:36pm
      May 26, 2021
      A few wet patches but drying fast
      Feb 21, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Feb 21, 2021
      Some good, some drifting / loose
      Jan 30, 2021 @ 11:49am
      Jan 30, 2021
      Rode the Short Powderface Loop, and it was MINT. Some of the best fatty conditions I've experienced. Go get some! Lots of hikers.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 101 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 677 rides
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      Photos

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      95 |
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 8:35pm
      Aug 17, 2019
      30 |
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 4:54pm
      Dec 27, 2018
      31 |
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 4:54pm
      Dec 27, 2018
      34 |
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 4:54pm
      Dec 27, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Prairie Link Loop
      7 miles
      Powderface Short Loop
      7 miles
      Bragg to Canmore
      63 miles
      Around Moose Mountain Epic Loop
      54 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      hizzity (Apr 12, 2020 at 15:21)
       Classic old school K-country decent, has it all, fast, roots, rocks and some wet spots. Get out and ride it.
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      Videos

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      Prairie Link Loop, Powderface, AB | Winter Fat...
      17:52 | 23 | Mar 22, 2021 , Bragg Creek
      Kananaskis Powderface Prarie Link
      696 | May 18, 2016 , Bragg Creek
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