2.6 miles
Distance
787 ft
Climb
-479 ft
Descent
00:43:51
Avg time

Ridgeback 3 Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Ridgeback R3
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #8185
  • Year Opened
    2009
  • Land Manager
    AE+P

Ridgeback is one of the newer trails in Kananaskis and is maintained by the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance. It's a mix of machine-built and hand-built construction, designed to provide an alternative to the perpetual wetness of the Tom Snow trail.

Ridgeback and Tom Snow come together at three points, dividing both trails into four sections, all of which are good in either direction. The parts of Tom Snow that Ridgeback bypasses are almost always wet & muddy.

Ridgeback 3 is the longest and hilliest section of Ridgeback. The middle part runs along the ridge which features some rocky sections. The descent to the south features a number of bermed corners and a section of boardwalk.

Access Info

Access from Bobcat or Snakes & Ladders if coming from West Bragg Creek via Ranger Summit, from Ridgeback R1 & R2 to the south (from Station Flats) or from R4 & Moose Packers to the north. Note that Snakes & Ladders joins Ridgeback 3 in the middle, at the north end of the ridge.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ridgeback 3 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    308 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,731 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,227 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,731 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,039 ft
  • Grade
    2.285%
  • Grade max
    -34.983%
  • Grade min
    29.956%
  • Distance climb
    1.3 miles
  • Distance down
    2,942 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,773 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:51
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on Oct 28, 2016
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Avg: 4 (10 votes)

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Ridgeback 3 Trail Reports

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Oct 28, 2016 @ 2:13pm
Oct 28, 2016
Great Shape. A few wet spots. Logging road crossings are a mix of snow & mud. Watch for fallen trees!
Oct 24, 2016 @ 12:28pm
Oct 24, 2016
Good to go!
Sep 26, 2016 @ 12:59pm
Sep 26, 2016
Great Fall conditions. R3 and R4 are pretty much all dry.
Sep 19, 2016 @ 7:41am
Sep 19, 2016
Good conditions overall. Someone cut out the skinny feature.
Sep 4, 2016 @ 9:04am
Sep 4, 2016
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Sep 26, 2016 @ 1:03pm
Sep 26, 2016
Ridgeback 3, Calgary
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Sep 26, 2016 @ 1:03pm
Sep 26, 2016
Ridgeback 3, Calgary
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Sep 26, 2016 @ 1:03pm
Sep 26, 2016
Ridgeback 3, Calgary
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Oct 12, 2015 @ 5:02pm
Oct 12, 2015
Ridgeback 3, Bragg Creek

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