The area between Station Flats and Canyon Creek Road has become a popular mountain biking destination, with more bikers than hikers on many of the trails. A map shows the conglomeration of trails in the area including some new “Downhill Specific” trails.
A lament on the lost art of routing trails, and why we should follow the Powderface Creek pack trail to maintain the tread.
Tired of the muddy Prairie Link Trail trail? Here are a couple of alternatives spring hikes using Prairie and Powderface Creeks that can be done as single loops or combined for a satisfying short day out.
The Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance (CMBA) has completed the four-section re-route of Tom Snow Trail and another group of mountain bikers has built a trail across the high ground north of Fullerton Loop that joins Elbow Trail to the ridge on the third re-route.
Description of a 19.7 km loop from Powderface Creek trailhead over Powderface Ridge and back without hardly setting foot on Hwy. 66.
An interesting scramble to an unnamed summit directly north of Mount Glasgow at the head of Upper Glasgow Creek. 8.4 km one way and 1100 m (3,600′) of height gain.
An easy, relatively flat 9.8 km loop hike around a timbered hill takes in Little Elbow Equestrian Trail, Glasgow Creek, South Glasgow Creek and Big Elbow Trail.