15.7 miles
Distance
3,151 ft
Climb
-3,184 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Lollipop from Station Flats that starts and finishes on Ridgeback, climbing Moosepackers and descending Special K along the way.

Detailed Description
Ridgepackers Special Loop is a 16 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Bragg Creek Alberta. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 3,151 ft with a max elevation of 6,612 ft then descends -3,184 ft.
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Trails in Route

Diamond T Loop3,038 ft
Ridgeback 12,740 ft
Ridgeback 21 mile
Tom Snow1,112 ft
Ridgeback 33 miles
Tom Snow1,001 ft
Ridgeback 45,259 ft
Mountain Road253 ft
Moose Packers2 miles
Pneuma5,200 ft
Special K3 miles
Tom Snow3,173 ft
Ridgeback 21 mile
Ridgeback 12,740 ft
Diamond T Loop3,038 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    12
More Stats for Ridgepackers Special Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,687 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,722 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,688 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -82.1%
  • Grade min
    50.7%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,242 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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MTB Wipeouts of 2020 - Murray's Adventures...
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Tom Snow to Ridgeback 3, Bragg Creek.
Tom Snow to Ridgeback 3, Bragg Creek.
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Ridgeback 1
Jul 2, 2022 @ 5:01pm
3 days
Lots of mud and puddles.
Tom Snow
Jun 23, 2022 @ 9:59am
Jun 23, 2022
We rode Tom Snow from Special K to Ridgeback. Several trees down requiring dismount (5 or so?). Multiple mud sections/deep puddles through the swampy area at the Ridgeback end. Special K end of that segment was mostly dry
Moose Packers
Jun 22, 2022 @ 5:07pm
Jun 22, 2022
clear
Special K
Jun 22, 2022 @ 5:07pm
Jun 22, 2022
a few puddles and a muddy stretch right at the end in the usual place by the bridge. otherwise running mint
Ridgeback 4
Jun 22, 2022 @ 5:07pm
Jun 22, 2022
tree down close to the Ridgeback intersection with Tom Snow if I recall correclty. several down on Tom Snow young moose on Tom Snow before Ridgeback connector, just by the swamp/mudpits
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