5.9 miles
754 ft
-750 ft
1 mile
High Point

This route is a great introduction for advanced beginners/beginner-intermediate looking for a little challenge. This route offers a nice warm-up on the double track of Telephone Loop. Get Ready for a bit of a climb on disconnect which mellows out into a lovely climb up to Long Distance. This offers a nice variety of terrain, a little bit of flow with some short technical sections of rocks and roots, a quick punchy climb to the first viewpoint which overlooks the couch at Merlin. After a short technical down some rocks to the intersection with Reconnect trail. Turn Left to continue the rest of the climb up Long Distance. There is a bench to stop and take a rest or have a snack. After this point there is a short climb before the main descent. The descent gives a great intro to riders for a nice flow downhill. This descent takes you down to the major intersection. For an easier, less technical descent turn Left at the 3-way intersection at the bottom and take Whitetail over to the telephone to the parking lot.
For a steeper technical downhill (for intermediate riders) take Braggin Rights down to the parking lot.

Detailed Description
Beginner Intermediate Loop is a 6 mile popular intermediate route located near Bragg Creek Alberta. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 754 ft with a max elevation of 5,322 ft then descends -750 ft.
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Disconnect4,938 ft


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More Stats for Beginner Intermediate Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    52 min 0 sec
  • Altitude min
    4,640 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,640 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,642 ft
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  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,583 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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7 year old climbing Disconnect
7 year old climbing Disconnect
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