2.0 miles
Distance
199 ft
Climb
-427 ft
Descent
00:26:38
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
  • 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
    #49618 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #21419 in E-Biking
    • #2856 in Trail Running
    • #2139 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -228 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,319 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,728 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,547 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,318 ft
  • Grade
    -2.2%
  • Grade max
    -36.6%
  • Grade min
    34.6%
  • Distance climb
    4,281 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:26:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:23
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Status:
on Aug 19, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 3.2 (9 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Prairie Link Trail Reports

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      Aug 19, 2022 @ 4:29pm
      Aug 19, 2022
      Jul 23, 2022 @ 8:38am
      Jul 23, 2022
      Few minor wet spots. But overall good shape.
      Jun 1, 2022 @ 9:36am
      Jun 1, 2022
      Great conditions everywhere.
      Mar 30, 2022 @ 4:07pm
      Mar 30, 2022
      About 80% snow/ice covered. Some mud but still better to ride on fat bike than on mountain bike. Needs a couple weeks of warm weather to clear up...
      Mar 12, 2022 @ 9:57am
      Mar 12, 2022
      Packed for climbing.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 138 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,119 rides
      • Last: Oct 4, 2022

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      Aug 17, 2019 @ 8:35pm
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      Dec 27, 2018 @ 4:54pm
      Dec 27, 2018
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      Dec 27, 2018 @ 4:54pm
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      Dec 27, 2018 @ 4:54pm
      Dec 27, 2018

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      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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      Prairie Link Loop, Powderface, AB | Winter Fat...
      17:52 | 165 | Mar 22, 2021 , Bragg Creek
      Kananaskis Powderface Prarie Link
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