There is no shortage of riding here in Crowsnest Pass. We have trails for all ages and all levels of ability. UROC proudly maintains the trail network at Pass Powderkeg, including the newly constructed Kids Corner, which is the perfect launch pad for your Little Ripper!
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There are many other trails in Crowsnest Pass to explore, including the popular York Creek trails in Coleman. We encourage all riders to:
The Pass Powderkeg is a main hub for mountain bikers in the Crowsnest Pass, and with 22 km of bike trails, there is something here for everyone. You’ll find a skills park at the base of the hill, as well as a picnic shelter, making it a great place to spend the day outdoors with your whole crew. From here, you can access the trails in the network. Alternatively, park at the Pass Powderkeg day lodge half way up the hill, and enjoy views of the surrounding area.
Kid’s Corner area, located just above the skills park, is a favourite among kids of all ages. It offers short loops of beginner level trails that allow riders to progress their skills, with some optional jumps and wood features along the way.
The rest of the trail network offers a variety of options. Ride some of the lower trails up to Chainsaw Massacre, and then continue up to the top of the ski hill. Buck 50 offers a fast, intermediate downhill ride, with a flowy trail, berms, and optional jumps. If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, check out Spare Change, Roots O’Hazard, and Berma-Grin.
Two new trails have been added to Pass Powderkeg and they were opened in the Fall of 2022. Electric Monkey is an intermediate-rated flow trail that winds through alternating open and forested areas from the top of the mountain to the day lodge parking lot. Featuring an untold number of berms, turn, rollers and small jumps, it is a must ride on your next visit to Crowsnest.
Head across the parking lot from where Electric Monkey finishes to find the start of Nothing to Luge. A couple switchbacks will take you to the top of a full-on, bike park style, flow trail with massive berms, a wall ride, and endless rollers and jumps to get you in the air. It was a massive hit with riders of all skill levels last season and a winter worth of setting up will only have it in better condition for 2023
The York Creek area can be accessed by parking at Flummerfelt Park, located just north of Highway 3 in Coleman. From here, enjoy a pedal through the newly re-vamped downtown area to access York Creek Road, which is the starting point to explore over 25 km of bike trails in the area. You can also park at the York Creek Staging Area just up the road to access the network.
Trails in this area have been built over the years by a number of dedicated local riders. Intermediate and advanced riders will find a nice variety to create loops and explore the area. School of Rock is one of the most popular in the area, where you’ll find rock rolls, wood features, jumps, and a large rock slab. For an even more challenging experience, riders can check out Big Bear. After a challenging climb, you’ll be rewarded with great views of the area, before descending a steep, technical, and rocky route.
If you’re looking for some intermediate options, or shorter rides, be sure to check out Sooper Trooper and Whistling Post. On these trails you’ll find flowing singletrack, with berms and optional features scattered throughout.