13.5 miles
1,549 ft
-1,534 ft
1 mile
High Point

Nice moderate 22 km loop from the West Bragg parking lot that is a great ride once the trails are dry (mid-summer for Tom Snow). Whitetail to get the legs moving, then up the standard Braggin Rights/Merlin View loop to Kestrel. The end of Kestrel currently has a steep downhill section to get to Tom Snow, not for beginners but not super technical either. Note that Tom Snow often has wet/muddy sections, not something to be tackled after a heavy rain or early season. Connect back to the bottom of Merlin and ride Braggin Rights back to the parking lot.

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Braggin Wizard and a Bird is a 14 mile popular intermediate route located near Bragg Creek Alberta. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 1,549 ft with a max elevation of 5,509 ft then descends -1,534 ft.
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More Stats for Braggin Wizard and a Bird mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 43 min
  • Altitude min
    4,618 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,618 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,633 ft
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  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Trying to Ride Merlins in Bragg creek Fast|...
Trying to Ride Merlins in Bragg creek Fast| Alberta Mountain Biking
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Merlin View Descent, Bragg Creek, 6.5 YO, 20' HT
Merlin View Descent, Bragg Creek, 6.5 YO, 20" HT
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Braggin Rights
Feb 21, 2024 @ 3:41am
Feb 21, 2024
Excellent condition for fat biking with studs for most, some mud spots starting to show.
Merlin View
Feb 21, 2024 @ 3:41am
Feb 21, 2024
Excellent condition for fat biking with studs for most, some mud spots starting to show.
Feb 21, 2024 @ 3:41am
Feb 21, 2024
Excellent condition for fat biking with studs.
Tom Snow
Jan 31, 2024 @ 4:28am
Jan 31, 2024
Mix of ice and deep snow. Not great
Jul 9, 2023 @ 7:32am
Jul 9, 2023
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