2.0 miles
382 ft
-586 ft
Avg time

Prairie Link Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    June - October
  • 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
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.1 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.0 miles
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,542 ft
  • Distance down
    1.3 miles
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on May 22, 2017
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 2.5 (4 votes)

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Prairie Link Trail Reports

May 22, 2017 @ 10:01pm
1 days
Jan 19, 2017 @ 6:32pm
Jan 19, 2017
From FB: "There was a lot of solid ice (not my preference). Even the snow was pretty bullet proof in the majority of the trail, but with studs had...
Oct 28, 2016 @ 1:51pm
Oct 28, 2016
The climb up from Powderface Creek is in great shape; excellent fall conditions. The descent to Prairie Creek has areas of partial snow/ice cover...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:53am
Aug 31, 2016
Mostly dry with a few wet spots
May 30, 2016 @ 9:19pm
May 30, 2016
Dry and fast
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Routes with this trail

Powderface Short Loop
7.5 miles
Around Moose Mountain Epic Loop
54.0 miles

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

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