11.3 miles
Distance
1,643 ft
Climb
-2,422 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

BBB: Bobcat Brew Boundary

Ranger > Bobcat > R3 > S&L > Strange Brew > Boundary

To maximize the fun on Bobcat, get out early. R3 has new boardwalk and climbing options to make things a little easier on the up, and then the big finish on Brew and Boundary. Can't get much better

If you do this loop the other way round, you'll still want to climb Ranger Summit and descend Strange Brew, as Brew is a fairly unpleasant climb unless you love humping up roots.

Detailed Description
Better Business Bureau is a 11 mile popular intermediate route located near Bragg Creek Alberta. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 1,643 ft with a max elevation of 5,594 ft then descends -2,422 ft.
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31 Reviews & Comments

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mungbean (Jul 25, 2022 at 12:28)
Trail Bobcat
Very underrated downhill. Fast and flowy with great views up top.
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Brukalski (Jun 9, 2022 at 21:13)
Good condition, couple stops but good climb
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ryancartiers (Nov 7, 2021 at 9:49)
Trail Ridgeback 3
Great trail, watch handlebars between narrow trees, occasional root steps; short rock section adds variety.
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ryancartiers (Nov 5, 2021 at 17:26)
Trail Bobcat
this trail's a hoot
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Nomolos2006 (Sep 11, 2021 at 15:11)
Trail Bobcat
Best trail in the area, very flowy
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mantistoboggan939 (Jul 20, 2021 at 19:45)
Trail Strange Brew
Fun fast trail, flows very well for the majority after the small climb a quarter way in. Many potential natural gaps
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iphonefreddy (May 28, 2021 at 21:53)
Trail Tom Snow
A mix of really nice trails and mud bogs. With some boardwalks to cross the bogs this trail would be sweeto
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Jasongyip (Jan 13, 2021 at 13:35)
In pretty good condition today. Some fresh snow at the top. Fun climb!
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whisky (Jan 7, 2021 at 16:44)
Trail Strange Brew
Nice and grippy but, full of horse tracks that make for a bumpy, slow, uncomfortable start to decent. ~2-4 km ?
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whisky (Jan 3, 2021 at 8:23)
Jan 2, morning
Snow too soft. Constant momentum interruptions by hikers or coming to a halt on 3/4 of the hills due to sinking or being pulled into ruts.

Best to stick to low elevations this week with the warmer temps.
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Justinlegal6 (Sep 30, 2020 at 12:32)
Trail Tom Snow
To the riders who helped me during my stroke on July 11th 2020. Thank you so much. Thank you for trying to get me out of there on your bike and stopping your ride. You called the rangers and then EMT came and drove me to foothills hospital. I don't remember what you all look like or names but I will anyways remember how helpful you all were. Thank you all again. And I how to see you on the trails again.
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Gonnad (Aug 16, 2020 at 10:08)
Good condition dry and dusty
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Gonnad (Jul 26, 2020 at 7:52)
If you want a quieter ride at the weekend use the trails to the south of the carpark. Rangers Summit yesterday was dry and in good condition.
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Gonnad (Jul 26, 2020 at 7:46)
Trail Strange Brew
I did this yesterday. If you like roots and rocks this is the one for you, recommend going up Rangers and down Strange Brew. A few muddy patches but in good condition.
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jameslange (Jul 15, 2020 at 12:26)
You can ride Snakes & Ladders either direction, but East to West is by far the most popular. If you do ride it West to East (the Ladders & Snakes segment on Strava) you will cross paths with a lot of people who are not expecting you. Be careful!
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Gonnad (Jul 9, 2020 at 4:41)
Wet and top film of mud
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Davidbopp (May 25, 2020 at 6:46)
Lots of mud. Not possible to ride without damaging the trail.
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agiard (Oct 25, 2019 at 5:44)
Descent from Ranger Summit is in great shape, a couple of water puddle/bomb holes lower down, but the climb to ridgeback is a greasy, slippery mess. Two trees down across the trail in the last JM of the climb.
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agiard (Oct 25, 2019 at 5:41)
Icy patches for the first km then it clears up nicely.
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Lopht (Sep 1, 2019 at 17:07)
Trail Strange Brew
Makes Ranger Summit totally worthwhile!
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Lopht (Sep 1, 2019 at 17:06)
Little wet Sep 1. Nice easy consistent climb
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powderfinger (Jul 12, 2019 at 15:46)
Excellent condition
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Jugheed (May 14, 2019 at 21:15)
Trail Strange Brew
May 14, Trail is in pretty good shape.
Unfortunately can’t say the same for the Baruch’s Corner sign at the top lookout, and the trail-map at the Elbow junction. Somebody thinks that wrecking the signs is fun or something.
Anyway, let’s respect what has been provided for the enjoyment of the area without ruining it for everybody.
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MarkruShredding (Sep 25, 2018 at 6:57)
Sept 24 trail in good condition but wet and greasy in many areas.
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psingbeil (Jul 26, 2018 at 6:26)
Trail Tom Snow
Bear Closure - Tom Snow Trail from Mountain Road to Moose Loop
July 24, 2018
Effective Date: July 24, 2018 until further notice
Where: Tom Snow Trail from Mountain Road to Moose Loop
Why: Bears feeding on carcass

The sign that shows the closure is not well marked, A small notice that has a map is posted at the entrance of Tom Snow from the Mountain Road. We looked at it and thought it was in the South direction and proceeded on the trail going North. We encountered yellow closure markings by Ab parks at the base of the large hill and some of us encountered a strong smell. We turned around and retreated back up the trail.
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Lenniee (Jul 10, 2018 at 14:24)
Bad trail fell off so many times needs a new everything I rate it 1/10
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rcaughlin (Aug 18, 2017 at 5:16)
Long climb that doesn't stop until the top.
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psingbeil (May 24, 2017 at 14:26)
Trail Tom Snow
Rode it yesterday evening. Lots of mud and fallen trees
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pinkrobe CMBA (Oct 8, 2015 at 16:43)
1. Please walk around the three very short closed off sections west of the bridge. They still need time to dry out.
2. Please avoid the entire trail if it's rained or snowed. Unless the ground is frozen.
3. Leave space in front of the next rider on the down. You don't want them holding you up as you hit endless berms.
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canadaka Trailforks (Oct 8, 2015 at 16:52)
sweet! We need some photos of this fine work.
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EVdad (Apr 12, 2015 at 7:22)
Trail mostly damp with occasional muddy patches and many dry areas.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    727
More Stats for Better Business Bureau mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,659 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,438 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,659 ft
  • Grade
    -1.3%
  • Grade max
    -97.7%
  • Grade min
    36.7%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,251 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Ranger Summit
Nov 26, 2022 @ 11:34am
2 days
Lots of ice. Large tree across the path
Strange Brew
Nov 26, 2022 @ 3:34am
3 days
Bobcat
Oct 18, 2022 @ 7:10am
Oct 18, 2022
Snakes & Ladders
Oct 18, 2022 @ 7:10am
Oct 18, 2022
Ridgeback 3
Oct 16, 2022 @ 4:05am
Oct 16, 2022
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