Trail starts in trees just off the hwy. Very Scenic route. Can be a little muddy but not too bad. Has equal amounts of ups and downs with flats. Just enough to get your heart rate up, then a little break. Will do this trail again. Very nice when you make it in the loop. Prairie Creek Trail is 5.7 km. Then we took the Prairie Link which is 2.9km. finishing on Powderface CreekTrail 2.8km. Comes back out where you park.
Ed's note: For a longer ride, see "PowderCreek PrairieCreek Loop" in trailpeak.com (trail#1183)
Go through Bragg Creek to Kananaskis country. turn right (West) on hwy 66 to Powderface paking lot. Walk out to hwy and just before bridge walk down the hill. Trail starts here.
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Posted By: WanderingJane
- Sun Jun 11 04:42:28 UTC 2017
UpsideA great day hike for adults and older children. Lots of moderately challenging elevation gains with flats in between to recover on. DownsideSuper slippery when wet. I would not recommend the Prairie Creek portion in winter because the footing is horrible when wet. CommentStill a great day hike but while slogging the rain the trail was slippery
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- Tue Sep 16 12:50:14 UTC 2014
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Posted By: longleggedhiker
- Tue Jan 11 20:04:10 UTC 2011
UpsideA really nice 11.4 km loop trip from Powderface Creek Trailhead that recieves low snowfall and is relativley close to Calgary. DownsideWith the exception of the 5.7 km along Prairie Creek Trail, you are sucked deep in the trees and you don't see much. CommentBest undertaken in a anti-clockwise direction Prairie Creek (5.7 km), Prairie Link (2.9 km), Powderface Creek (2.8 km). When dry, this a good trip for your mountain bike.
This area generally sees lower snowfall and can usually be hiked right through the winter.