17.2 miles
3,108 ft
-3,107 ft
1 mile
High Point

Recommended direction is counter-clockwise. Reversing the direction is allowed, but puts you in the non-normal directions for Strange Brew, Sugar Mama, Bobcat, and Snakes & Ladders.

This is a "greatest hits" 30km loop from the West Bragg parking lot with 4 solid climbs for 1000m of elevation gain.

Starts with a good climb up Ranger Summit to Snakes & Ladders for a flowy descent followed by another solid climb up the back half of the trail. Meets up with Ridgeback for a rocky descent South to Bobcat for the third climb. Takes a right down Sugar Mama for a rooty descent ending with a short half loop of Snagmore and the final climb up Sugar Daddy. Finishes off with the descent down Strange Brew and the tail end of Boundry Ridge.

Trails are all Blue, but the 4 climbs bring the difficulty level up significantly.

Detailed Description
Screamin' Eagle is a 17 mile popular intermediate route located near Bragg Creek Alberta. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 25 trails. This route climbs 3,108 ft with a max elevation of 5,496 ft then descends -3,107 ft.
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More Stats for Screamin' Eagle mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    4 hr 33 min
  • Altitude min
    4,590 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,627 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,626 ft
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  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,161 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Sugar Mama Ascent by 7 year old
Sugar Mama Ascent by 7 year old
trail: Sugar Mama
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7 Year old descending Sugar Daddy
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Sugar Mama
May 15, 2024 @ 11:12am
May 15, 2024
A few wet spots that mtn bikers need to go around to avoid ruts once they dry out. A nice trail to enjoy either biking or hiking before west fraser screws it up in 2026 by logging this area.
Strange Brew
May 15, 2024 @ 10:05am
May 15, 2024
Some snow patches and wet spots but for the most part dry.
Ranger Summit
May 15, 2024 @ 10:05am
May 15, 2024
Some snow patches and wet spots but for the most part dry.
May 11, 2024 @ 1:33am
May 11, 2024
Mostly clear, almost ideal.
Sugar Daddy
May 11, 2024 @ 1:33am
May 11, 2024
Some ice but mostly clear
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