9 miles
Distance
2,475 ft
Climb
-2,475 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Loop on the Northern side of West Bragg Creek Parking lot. Out on Whitetail/Braggin'Rights to a Merlin Lap then up Reconnect to descend on Long Distance. This loop is also fun the other direction. Though Merlin is most fun done counter clockwise.

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Trails in Route

Demi-Tel636 ft
Whitetail2,090 ft
Braggin Rights2 miles
Merlin View4 miles
Reconnect2,874 ft
Long Distance2 miles
Braggin Rights2,264 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    102
More Stats for Northern Flow with Merlin mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,619 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,619 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,619 ft
  • Grade max
    -28.809%
  • Grade min
    31.27%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    920 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Trail transparency
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 | 320 | 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
Braggin Rights
Dec 13, 2018 @ 11:06am
Dec 13, 2018
A few large trees down across the trail right up through the Merlin View loop. We removed about 5 trees but with the windstorm today more might have come down.
Merlin View
Dec 13, 2018 @ 11:06am
Dec 13, 2018
A few large trees down across the trail right up through the Merlin View loop. We removed about 5 trees but with the windstorm today more might have come down.
Long Distance
Dec 8, 2018 @ 7:18am
Dec 8, 2018
North of disconnect, there is only one tire width packed snow, and if you come off it is tough to keep going. Needs more northbound traffic to widen the packed track.
Reconnect
Dec 8, 2018 @ 7:18am
Dec 8, 2018
Whitetail
Dec 8, 2018 @ 7:18am
Dec 8, 2018
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