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
    83
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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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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
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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

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Merlin View
Oct 17, 2018 @ 4:41pm
2 days
Great condition considering the recent snow. Trail is mostly dry/tacky with a number of puddles on the west descent. Most of the snow and ice is on Braggin. Bring a change of clothes—you will get very wet! ????
Braggin Rights
Oct 17, 2018 @ 4:36pm
2 days
Great conditions considering the recent snow fall. Currently wet, muddy, snowy, icy, tacky, and dry. Totally doable on a skinny bike. Didn’t have to dismount once. Most of the snow and ice is on Braggin; very little on both sides of Merlin. Bring a change of clothes for the drive home. ????
Reconnect
Oct 1, 2018 @ 8:07am
Oct 1, 2018
Looks like its had some work done on it. The rocky, steep, up at the start has a go around to the left making it less of a challenge.
Demi-Tel
Oct 1, 2018 @ 8:07am
Oct 1, 2018
Slick about half way down and a bit slippery
Whitetail
Aug 27, 2018 @ 12:22pm
Aug 27, 2018
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