Powderface Creek Trail

Bragg Creek, Alberta

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The trail begins approximately 12.4 miles southwest of Bragg Creek on Highway 66. This 5.3 miles point-to-point or out-and-back trail traverses the foothills of the Elbow Valley and climbs toward the lower slopes of Powderface Ridge. It then descends quickly to its terminus at the Powderface Trail Road. Most of the trail is good singletrack trail with some sections that have a tendency to get muddy. Due to the solid climb toward the summit of Powderface Creek, this trail requires a high fitness level. However, if you are quite fit and don't mind some lengthy uphill climbing, this trail is an enjoyable test for your legs at the beginning of the season. Since it lies in the foothills, it's often free of snow long before some of the more remote, high elevation trails.

Powderface Creek Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The trail begins approximately 12.4 miles southwest of Bragg Creek on Highway 66. This 5.3 miles point-to-point or out-and-back trail traverses the foothills of the Elbow Valley and climbs toward the lower slopes of Powderface Ridge. It then descends quickly to its terminus at the Powderface Trail Road. Most of the trail is good singletrack trail with some sections that have a tendency to get muddy.

Due to the solid climb toward the summit of Powderface Creek, this trail requires a high fitness level. However, if you are quite fit and don't mind some lengthy uphill climbing, this trail is an enjoyable test for your legs at the beginning of the season. Since it lies in the foothills, it's often free of snow long before some of the more remote, high elevation trails."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Bragg Creek
Distance: 10.6
Elevation Gain: 1,600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: Late May to mid-September
Trailhead Elevation: 5,000 feet
Top Elevation: 6,600 feet
Local Contacts: Elbow Valley Information Center, 403-949-4261.
Local Maps: Topo: 82 J / 15 Bragg Creek. Kananaskis Country - Bragg Creek and Elbow Falls.
Driving Directions: Directions to Powderface Creek Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/24/2007
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With perfect weather, the leaves changing and a couple of great riders to go with, this trail couldn't be better. Views, wildlife, great climbs.



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May 2018