Powderface Creek Trail

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12.4 km
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553 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Powderface Creek trail in Kananaskis is a popular hiking, biking, and horseback trail, so be aware of traffic when you are using this trail. This route is well-maintained and follows an open bench that offers incredible views of the Elbow Valley. The wildflowers are plentiful midsummer as well.

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Route Description for Powderface Creek Trail

Leaving the parking area, it is easy to find the Powderface Creek trail right away. This can get quite busy; however, due to various activities welcome on this trail, users become spread out. The first half of the trail is gentle and smooth before it becomes slightly steeper with some rocky terrain. The simple out-and-back is easy to follow with plenty of opportunities to create interesting circuits and longer routes.

Getting to the Powderface Creek Trail Trailhead

From Bragg Creek, join the AB-22 south followed by the AB-66 west and continue 19.0 km to the Powderface Creek trailhead on your right.

Route Information

  • When to do


  • Backcountry Campsites


  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage


  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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