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Prairie Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.8 mile 9.3 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 788' 240 m
Descent: -200' -61 m
High: 5,547' 1,691 m
Low: 4,951' 1,509 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Rolling singletrack linking Powderface Trail [road] to Prairie Link Trail and Powderface trailhead.

David Mills

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Description

While it's possible to run this trail as an out and back, it makes far more sense to use it as part of a larger loop.

It's a pretty mellow run, with some steepish climbs to keep it interesting. There may be trees across the trail, at least until you get East of the Prairie Link Trail. The trail runs quite close to the creek, and there are often some very wet sections to contend with. Some sections of this trail have been rebuilt and rerouted over the years; at least 4 major reroutes in the last 20 years. The current version is smooth and rolling, not to mention a lot drier than it has been in the past.

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Land Manager: Alberta Parks

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Prairie Creek Trail.
Sep 19, 2017 near Cochrane, AB
Venting Ridge Trail.
Sep 19, 2017 near Cochrane, AB
Prairie Creek Trail - Kananaskis.
Sep 19, 2017 near Cochrane, AB

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