Powderface Creek and Prairie Creek Trail Loop

MODERATE 47 reviews

Powderface Creek and Prairie Creek Trail Loop is a 12.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
593 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

washed out

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Very nice and beautiful hiking trail.

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1 month ago

It is still amazing to me that we can hike Kananaskis in the middle of January without snowshoes or heavy clothing. Four of us left Calgary around 1100 and were back by 1700. The temperature was around +2C all day. The trail was kind of difficult. The snow was melting but the footing wasn't great. The whole thing took longer than expected but then we really hadn't planned to do the whole loop. Next time I make sure all the others on the hike had food and water. We want to go back. It would be a decent day hike without the snow.

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2 months ago

I went clockwise on the trail, thank god for someone saying to look for a post with no sign otherwise I would have missed it. The post is really prominent, the trail opens up a little into a meadow and then its right in the middle of the path. There is some damaged trail on the prairie creek portion, washed out by the creek but still passable. We saw some moose tracks in the mud on the prairie link trail and the wildflowers were really pretty!

2 months ago

Pretty good trail it's definitely for strong beginners

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2 months ago

Goo hike to view wild flowers and encounter grazing stock. We did the loop in clockwise direction but missed the turnoff from Powderface Creek Trail to Prairie Link, causing up to hike a few extra kilometres. There is a wooden post in the grass but the actual sign is missing. If you look closely you can see the name Prairie Link scratched into the wood.

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2 months ago

Good start for an early season hike. Would nice to see some better markings on trails as we ended up a quarter way up "White Buddha", before realizing we were on the wrong trail. Great views of the creek and surrounding terrain from the ridge viewpoint. Unfortunately large amounts of horse **** on trail that our dog loved to eat.... Overall would do again.