2 miles
Distance
382 ft
Climb
-586 ft
Descent
00:25:14
Avg time

Prairie Link Details

  • Riding Area
    Powderface
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June - October
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #35750 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • 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 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
    -21.202%
  • Grade min
    21.342%
  • Distance climb
    3,542 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:25:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:02
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Status:
on Dec 31, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 2.65 (6 votes)

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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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  • > 80%
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  • Clear / Green
  • 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
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
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  • 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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      Prairie Link Trail Reports

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      Dec 31, 2018 @ 8:38am
      Dec 31, 2018
      Rode this Saturday. Thin cover on climb with nothing but snow descending the north side.
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 6:08am
      Dec 2, 2018
      Rode this on December 1st. Icy at the bottom followed by thin light snow on top of either packed snow or dirt.
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 4:47pm
      Oct 20, 2018
      Lots of snow. Few bare spots. Rideable but no fun
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 7:52am
      Aug 25, 2018
      Jul 17, 2018 @ 2:50pm
      Jul 17, 2018
      Large tree down as you descend with speed. Can ride, under if staying right, but tall riders may soil themselves if cruising through the turns....
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 55 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 558 rides
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      Dec 27, 2018 @ 4:54pm
      Dec 27, 2018
      Prairie Link, My City
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      Dec 27, 2018 @ 4:54pm
      Dec 27, 2018
      Prairie Link, My City
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      Dec 27, 2018 @ 4:54pm
      Dec 27, 2018
      Prairie Link, My City
      7 |
      Jul 22, 2018 @ 2:38pm
      Jul 22, 2018
      Prairie Link, Cochrane

      Routes with this trail

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      Prairie Link Loop
      7 miles
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      7 miles
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      54 miles

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