Powderface Ridge Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews

Powderface Ridge Trail is a 13.4 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back 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 July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
895 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

33 minutes ago

Relatively easy walk to the flag, I think it goes on for a while longer but I didn’t have time. Also a nice trail for horses if you have!

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1 day ago

Super swell views and a great workout. Bit steep in some parts but nothing crazy

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5 days ago

Did this on July 6/18. Fairly easy hike with no exposure. Nice views. Lots of options for little side trips to other lookout points.

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8 days ago

Fairly steep for 3/4 of the way up. Last 1/4 to ridge/summit not as bad. Took 3 hours round trip from parking to south summit with a 3 year old. Great views.

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15 days ago

I would classify this hike as moderate, it’s definitely not hard. The first little bit is kind of a slog. Great views at the top and lots of forest walking and mountain flowers. Easily done in 2 hours

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21 days ago

Great hike! Trails are well defined. I wouldn't say it was a hard hike. The uphill in the beginning was moderately strenuous but doable.

22 days ago

Great hike! Very scenic and beautiful views. However, I would not consider this hike as hard. It is a bit steep at the beginning, but nothing any novice hiker couldn't tackle and it can be easily done without hiking poles.

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23 days ago

From the bugging to top is uphill only. It was good exercise and too of the Mountain View is beautiful. I will go back there again.

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24 days ago

Beautiful views, the last 1/3rd of the trail is a bit anticlimactic though.

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1 month ago

Would do this hike again, but it is definitely not hard. I made it up to the flag in well under 2 hours without pushing myself. Great views at the top. most of the hike is in the trees. A slow and consistent steady climb. I found Prairie Mountain much more of a challenge.

1 month ago

Ended up here by accident today after getting lost trying to find Ford Knoll Loop

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7 months ago

About the final chance to get up here before the winter gates shut. Higher you get, the deeper the snow, just up to the high point and flag. Looking forward to developing this one in the summer to make a big loop. Completely on our own all day, so feels pretty wild.

8 months ago

Not very hard at all. A little bit of a grind off the start, but no biggie. Not very technically challenging either. I'm thinking who ever decided this would be rated difficult may have had one leg. Nice views up top. Moose Mountain, Prairie Mountain, Forgetmenot Ridge, Nihahi Ridge are all clearly seen from here. Any of which would have been a better choice. This may be good for trail runners, if that's your thing.

I found that the squirrels were quite loud and seemed to be quite angry. I don't speak squirrel, but I would assume what they were saying was less than polite. My dog understands squirrel contextually at best, and was quite offended. I would recommend going elsewhere for this reason if you have small children or have a sensitivity to vulgarity.

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10 months ago

Satisfying hike. Did this trail before I downloaded the app.

11 months ago

Nice day hike, not difficult and not too overcrowded. Was surprised at number of people who bike this trail! Continue on from Prairie Loop to Powderface Ridge for some nice views of the surrounding area in all directions!

11 months ago

Beautiful view

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Amazing...ups and downs...shaded and open...well-marked trail from the start at the very end of hwy 66. Spectacular, awe-inspiring view west from the ridge summit. 4 hours takes you up and back including a side-trip to the flag and cairn, and a rest break and stroll along the ridge.
Dog-friendly too, as my 7 yr old Shepherd cross will attest to.

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Not a bad hike, good elevation, nice forested areas

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Beautiful blue sky day! Not crowded...took the ridge from the Powderface trail access 7km from Hwy 66. Not Hard...easy hike.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Great hike near calgary! We went in 2 cars so left one on the powderface parking lot and the other 7km ahead where we started the ascent. Great to do it that way as you get 2 peeks and amazing views!

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Nice short hike. I like to go at a good fast pace but the climb had me sucking air a couple of times. There was snow on the top and a good breeze but I had my sandwich and a cup of tea and came back down. The dogs loved it as well.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

This is an easy hike. Little steep at the first 2km but nothing we can't hike on.

Monday, May 30, 2016

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

nice hike....the only down side is powderface hwy is closed due to bridge out.....so to do full loop you must hike back for 7km on the drit road.

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