9 miles
Distance
2,138 ft
Climb
-2,140 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This is a variation of a popular loop that eliminates climbing UP Braggin' Rights. It ends up being a great warm up to get to the Merlin trail head rather than grinding up Braggin' Rights from the parking lot while dodging people coming down Braggin' Rights.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Merlin-Reconnect-Long distance mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,619 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,621 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,619 ft
  • Grade
    -0.004%
  • Grade max
    -28.875%
  • Grade min
    30.921%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,574 ft
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Merlin View West Bragg Creek
Merlin View West Bragg Creek
3:37 | 17 | comments: 0 | favs:
Feb 6, 2018
Rocky Mountain Instinct
Merlin DH August 23, 2017
Merlin DH August 23, 2017
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Aug 24, 2017
Fast and Flowy on Merlin View Trail
Fast and Flowy on Merlin View Trail
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Jul 9, 2017

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Merlin View
Feb 19, 2018 @ 1:12pm
3 days
Long Distance
Feb 15, 2018 @ 11:23am
Feb 15, 2018
Packed base with 5-8 cm of fresh powder. There has been no obvious traffic since the last time it was groomed so there are a number of deep spots and soft edges. Studs not required. Update: The groomer and I crossed paths at the top of Long distance so the trail should now be packed down.
Braggin Rights
Feb 15, 2018 @ 11:23am
Feb 15, 2018
Fresh corduroy and well packed. Lots of grip with a few short sections of snow covered ice. Rideable without studs. Lots of stoke and wicked flow!
Reconnect
Feb 15, 2018 @ 11:23am
Feb 15, 2018
Fantastic shape and fresh corduroy. Lots of traction as long as you stay in the lines...gets rather soft and deep quickly outside the edges.
Telephone Loop
Jan 27, 2018 @ 11:45am
Jan 27, 2018
Snow packed and running fast for the most part. Some glazed ice on top so studs are a help. There's a huge ice flow between the two intersections with recconect and bragging that even dillingers won't grip
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