2 miles
382 ft
-586 ft
Avg time

Prairie Link Details

  • Riding area
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    June - October
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Alberta 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.

More Stats for Prairie Link mountain bike 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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,542 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Avg time
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on Jan 24, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 2.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to prairie-link trailhead (50.861890, -114.832660)
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Prairie Link Trail Reports

Jan 24, 2018 @ 6:01pm
Jan 24, 2018
Nov 29, 2017 @ 6:43am
Nov 29, 2017
Climbing south to north was pretty straightforward with studs. Descending was fun... with studs.
Nov 11, 2017 @ 6:29pm
Nov 11, 2017
Rode the short loop Saturday. Snowshoe and boot packed. Pedalled most of it. Have to duck under a blown down tree on the link at bottom of initial...
Oct 25, 2017 @ 12:30pm
Oct 25, 2017
From Prairie Link back to parking lot. Overall ok, wet in some sections. A few downed trees on the way up.
Sep 11, 2017 @ 10:44am
Sep 11, 2017
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Jun 4, 2017 @ 8:23pm
Jun 4, 2017
Prairie Link, Bragg Creek

Routes with this trail

Prairie Link Loop
7 miles
Powderface Short Loop
7 miles
Around Moose Mountain Epic Loop
54 miles

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Kananaskis Powderface Prarie Link
303 | May 18, 2016 , Bragg Creek

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