3.7 miles
Distance
459 ft
Climb
-440 ft
Descent
4,950 ft
High Point

Bring a lil'ripper or beginner rider on this skill building short loop. Starting at the parking lot ride around the gate and take the Mountain Road Trail. Cross the bridge and keep an eye out on the right for the Telephone Loop trail head. Take time to teach the young one about gear selection as you climb the double track of Telephone Loop. Peel off to the right onto Braggin Rights and enjoy the ups, but mostly downs of this intermediate trail. Anticipate some rocks, roots and uneven terrain as you eventually make your way to the last descend back to the main parking lot. Remember climbing riders have right of way Once done stop in to our 22X Bragg Creek location to re-fuel and fill us in on how the ride went! Grab any pics of this ride? Tag us on Instgram @calgary_cycle and use the hashtag #bikesarefun

Detailed Description
Calgary Cycle Kids Day Out is a 4 mile moderately popular easy route located near Bragg Creek Alberta. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 459 ft with a max elevation of 4,950 ft then descends -440 ft.
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16 Reviews & Comments

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BLHandel (Sep 27, 2022 at 20:00)
This trail is overused and now it is full of roots and rocks. Basically not safe to ride with any speed as there are too many obstacles on the trail.
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BLHandel (Sep 27, 2022 at 20:00)
This trail is overused and now it is full of roots and rocks. Basically not safe to ride with any speed as there are too many obstacles on the trail.
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B8eMcm (Jun 20, 2022 at 10:18)
Grizzly sited just past long distance intersection today around 930am.
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noserider (May 19, 2022 at 12:50)
Mostly dry with lots of tree debris. Western portion toward the south are were wet with boggy spots.
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probono (Jan 2, 2022 at 9:41)
Rode morning of Jan 2. Second tracks up. Long stretches are badly drifted with mashed potatoes consistency snow. Basically anything with no shelter from a south wind. Upper part near Merlin in the forest is decent
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probono (Jan 2, 2022 at 9:41)
Rode morning of Jan 2. Second tracks up. Long stretches are badly drifted with mashed potatoes consistency snow. Basically anything with no shelter from a south wind. Upper part near Merlin in the forest is decent
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Codetrap (Oct 3, 2020 at 18:19)
Counter clockwise has a lot of climbing. A few wet muddy sections on the west half.
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Gonnad (Sep 27, 2020 at 14:31)
Not the most exciting ride, trail though the woods. The trail is in good dry conditions on the east side to Long Distance after this it's boggie in placed probably as dry as it's going to get until it freezes.
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TacoDan14 (Sep 14, 2020 at 12:32)
Can you camp at the top of the road? Like by the wellsite?
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MountainJ4Y (May 15, 2020 at 5:40)
Upper section is very muddy, wait until late May 2020 to ride it
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MountainJ4Y (May 15, 2020 at 5:40)
Upper section is very muddy, wait until late May 2020 to ride it
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vpw2 (Oct 17, 2018 at 16:27)
Road up Braggin to Merlin Loop. Totally doable on skinny bike; might be more work than it’s worth on a fat bike. All the snow/ice sections (which are mostly on Braggin) were rideable. Prepare to get very wet and dirty!
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vpw2 (Oct 17, 2018 at 16:27)
Road up Braggin to Merlin Loop. Totally doable on skinny bike; might be more work than it’s worth on a fat bike. All the snow/ice sections (which are mostly on Braggin) were rideable. Prepare to get very wet and dirty!
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mntnbiker33 (Sep 18, 2017 at 21:05)
We ran across a black bear and her brown coloured cub this evening at about 6:45pm. They were on the edge of the trail approximately 500 meters up from the intersection with White Tail (100 meters up from the cut line). Mom and cub ran quite a way down the trail before heading off up the slope towards long distance. Make sure you have your bear spray! Trail was dry, dusty and fast.
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mntnbiker33 (Sep 18, 2017 at 21:05)
We ran across a black bear and her brown coloured cub this evening at about 6:45pm. They were on the edge of the trail approximately 500 meters up from the intersection with White Tail (100 meters up from the cut line). Mom and cub ran quite a way down the trail before heading off up the slope towards long distance. Make sure you have your bear spray! Trail was dry, dusty and fast.
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bproch (Jul 4, 2016 at 22:49)
I did the loop counter clockwise with my wife. I think it would be better to have longer descent and shorter steep up.
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Route Type
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  • Bike type
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  • Direction
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  • Physical rating
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More Stats for Calgary Cycle Kids Day Out mountain bike route
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  • Grade max
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  • Grade min
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  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Braggin Rights
Nov 26, 2022 @ 3:34am
Nov 26, 2022
Studded Tires recommended
Telephone Loop
Nov 11, 2022 @ 1:25pm
Nov 11, 2022
Groomed but very little bike traffic. Still soft and narrow in many sections.
Old Shell Road
Oct 30, 2022 @ 12:57pm
Oct 30, 2022
Mountain Road
Oct 2, 2022 @ 12:17pm
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