Telephone Loop Details
One of the oldest trails in the area, double track for the most part, and usually lots of mud unless it's really dry out. The steepest sections are in the east end. The west end past the junction with Long Distance is not great. Tom Snow is the only trail in the area that is wet more often than Telephone Loop, which should tell you something. If you're going to ride the whole trail, wait until late August or into September when it's not quite as sloppy.
The trail is rated blue 'cause it's not beginner-friendly, not because it's very technical or steep.
CCW: access the trail from the east part of the West Bragg parking lot. There are signs and maps to guide you.
CW: access is off of the access road west of the parking lot, or get to it from Bragging Rights.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Telephone Loop mountain bike trail
Altitude change194 ft
Altitude min4,616 ft
Altitude max5,239 ft
Altitude start4,616 ft
Altitude end4,810 ft
Distance climb4.2 miles
Distance down3.4 miles
Distance flat1,980 ft
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Telephone Loop Trail Reports
Dec 4, 2016 @ 6:00amDec 4, 2016
|Rode this Saturday, December 4 on fatbikes. Multiple ice flows would have made studs welcome but not strictly necessary. Aside from that, good...|
Nov 4, 2016 @ 1:21pmNov 4, 2016
|Until long distance intersection trail is muddy in spots, but is drying quickly in the warm windy weather. Did not proceed on west half due to...|
Jun 26, 2016 @ 9:44pmJun 26, 2016
|The West have of the loop has a lot of very wet/ muddy spots.|
Apr 7, 2016 @ 8:37amApr 7, 2016
|From GBCTA: "Wet muddy sections. Do not use"|
Mar 10, 2016 @ 3:00pmMar 10, 2016
|ski trail is still not recommended, ice, bare patches, tree needles|
Routes with this trail
|Braggin Rights/Merlin/Ranger/Boundry||20.0 miles|
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|Calgary Cycle Kids Day Out||3.7 miles|