3,180 ft
Distance
4 ft
Climb
-501 ft
Descent
00:05:47
Avg time

Spare Change Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Pass Powderkeg
    Blairmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #2716 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager

New downhill trail on the upper Pass Powderkeg Ski Hill. Most of the old Alberta Cup Downhill was wiped out by logging for new ski runs. This trail incorporates small parts of the old trail including the upper rock drop. Near the bottom there is a very large rock drop, with an optional ride around through the woods.
The big drops and jumps can be bypassed, allowing the trail to be ridden on a trail bike.

Access Info

The trail starts at the top of the ski hill near the T bar terminal. It can be reached by riding up Chainsaw Massacre or Buck 50. The bottom of the trail connects to Roots O'Hazard. Together these two downhill trails provide 1.7 km and 275 vertical metres of downhill.

More Stats for Spare Change bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -497 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,672 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,169 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,169 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,672 ft
  • Grade
    -15.62%
  • Grade max
    -43.053%
  • Grade min
    6.629%
  • Distance climb
    152 ft
  • Distance down
    2,988 ft
  • Distance flat
    40 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:47
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Status:
on Jul 3, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Spare Change Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 3, 2019 @ 4:51pm
      Jul 3, 2019
      reporter grass is overgrowing the trail on the lower half
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 10:38am
      Jun 2, 2019
      Couple snow spots after the first (or second) switch back, but other than that trail ride great! Just needs more people to ride it so it gets...
      May 27, 2019 @ 8:14pm
      May 27, 2019
      Top is still snow covered.
      May 12, 2019 @ 6:45am
      May 12, 2019
      Top is snow covered not rideable
      Jun 6, 2018 @ 8:22am
      Jun 6, 2018
      reporter Work done on Ed Gregor Day (June 2): Unusable section on newly cut ski run was rerouted in the forested area. Tread surface is still...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 111 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 150 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 15, 2018 @ 2:15pm
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      Jan 15, 2018 @ 2:14pm
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      211 |
      Jan 15, 2018 @ 2:12pm
      Jan 15, 2018
      159 |
      Jan 15, 2018 @ 2:10pm
      Jan 15, 2018

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      Spare Change, Roots O' Hazzard
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