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

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    17
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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Trail Conditions
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Hot Lap on Merlin View +30 Degrees!!
      Hot Lap on Merlin View +30 Degrees!!
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      Jul 17, 2018
      Merlin View West Bragg Creek
      Merlin View West Bragg Creek
      3:37 | 328 | comments: 1 | favs:
      Feb 6, 2018
      Rocky Mountain Instinct
      Merlin DH August 23, 2017
      Merlin DH August 23, 2017
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      Aug 24, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Merlin View
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 5:50am
      Jan 14, 2019
      Just a couple icy spots. Perfectly fine on the summer bike.
      Braggin Rights
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 5:49am
      Jan 14, 2019
      Nothing but dirt from parking lot to Telephone. Snow and ice from Telephone to Merlin.
      Telephone Loop
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 12:50pm
      Jan 6, 2019
      Massive amounts of hard Packed snow/ice - studs highly recommended
      Long Distance
      Jan 4, 2019 @ 10:59am
      Jan 4, 2019
      Icy spots but very rideable. No trees down but quite windy.
      Reconnect
      Jan 4, 2019 @ 10:58am
      Jan 4, 2019
      Icy but rideable.
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