Ridgeback 4 Details
The northernmost section of Ridgeback ("R4") is 300m north of Ridgeback 3. Tom Snow forks to the right for a 800m section that, while always wet and muddy, makes an alternative to the climb up R4 (turn left and climb up the mountain road until you reach the other end of R4). R4 meets the bottom of Moose Packers near the Shell gas valve station.
R4 is mostly fast and buff from north to south, with some short climbs at the south end. Easily the most buff and flowy part of the Ridgeback trails.
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 main sections, all of which are good in either direction. You can mix and match sections of the two trails to extend or shorten your ride. Note that the parts of Tom Snow that Ridgeback bypasses almost always have standing water, mud puddles and downed trees across them.
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More Stats for Ridgeback 4 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-146 ft
Altitude min5,085 ft
Altitude max1.0 miles
Altitude start1.0 miles
Altitude end5,187 ft
Distance climb1,553 ft
Distance down3,499 ft
Distance flat256 ft
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Ridgeback 4 Trail Reports
Oct 28, 2016 @ 2:13pmOct 28, 2016
|Great fall conditions. A few sections of snow/ice but nothing significant. Watch for snow/ice on wood section.|
Sep 4, 2016 @ 9:04amSep 4, 2016
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:54pmAug 30, 2016
|Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface|
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:28amApr 18, 2016
|One tree down near the end of the trail but otherwise the trail is dry and in great condition.|
Apr 17, 2016 @ 6:52amApr 17, 2016
|The trail is in great shape.|
Routes with this trail
|Banded Peak Competitive Track 2016 race||18.6 miles|
|Banded Peak Challenge 2016||10.1 miles|
|Moose Mtn - moosepackers loop||15.0 miles|
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