2.5 miles
1,062 ft
-218 ft
Avg time
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Bobcat Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Bob Cat
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Pump Track, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Teeter Totter, Wallride, Other
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

This has become an extremely popular climbing trail for people accessing West Bragg trails from Station Flats / Allen Bill, and riders looping back to West Bragg after descending Ridgeback 3. The trail is fairly smooth, with few roots and loose rocks except at the very bottom and top of the trail. However, it is also an incredibly fun descent...

From Ranger Summit, drop down Bobcat through a rooty, fast and tight trail in old growth and past the Sugar Mama intersection. Continue down through more old growth, before popping out into an aspen rimmed meadow and the Fullerton Loop/Bobcat intersection. This section of the trail provides some of the best views of West Bragg, with the meadow opening up and looking over the entire Elbow Valley. Enjoy a fast paced rip across the bottom of the meadow and start into the rollers that descend the ridge line. The trail switches into a Berm Barista, serving up corner after corner until it climaxes in the bipolar toilet bowl, alternating between clockwise and counter clockwise flushes. Enjoy a final fast paced exit through Moo-Moo Meadows [watch for cows and their deposits] and over some bridges before getting spit out at the junction with Ridgeback. From here you have several options to return to West Bragg Parking, or continue through to Station Flats Parking, or link to some of the Moose Mountain Trails.

Access Info

From the bottom, access is a signed junction between Ridgeback 2 and Ridgeback 3.
From the top: take Ranger Summit or Strange Brew to the Bobcat intersection, just west of Baruch's Corner summit lounge.

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More Stats for Bobcat mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    844 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,688 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude start
    4,697 ft
  • Altitude end
    1.0 miles
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.9 miles
  • Distance down
    3,161 ft
  • Distance flat
    114 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 21, 2016
Avg: 4.65 (24 votes)

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Bobcat Trail Reports

Aug 21, 2016 @ 1:05pm
Aug 21, 2016
99% dry, but there is a muddy section near the bottom.
Aug 2, 2016 @ 8:18am
Aug 2, 2016
There were lots of wet patches between the top and Sugarmama. Otherwise it was dry. The vegetation has grown long in the open sections. Some...
Jun 7, 2016 @ 9:04am
Jun 7, 2016
Dusty and dry.
May 31, 2016 @ 8:31am
May 31, 2016
Wet and slippery but still can be ridden.
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:28pm
Apr 20, 2016
Dry dry dry. Perfect.
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Jun 15, 2015 @ 11:49am
Jun 15, 2015
| 2 comments Bobcat, Bragg Creek
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Oct 9, 2013 @ 7:17am
Oct 9, 2013
Bobcat, Calgary
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Oct 9, 2013 @ 7:14am
Oct 9, 2013
Bobcat, Calgary
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Sep 19, 2013 @ 11:39am
Sep 19, 2013
| 1 comments Bobcat, Bragg Creek

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