11.3 miles
2,640 ft
-2,638 ft
1.1 miles
High Point

The Southern Flow route is a nice 2-3 hour loop between the West Bragg Creek trailhead and Hwy 66. Most people do it counter-clockwise. If you do it the other way 'round, Strange Brew is more fun to descend than Ranger Summit.

Park at West Bragg or Allen Bill for easiest access.

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Trails in Route

Ranger Summit2.7 miles
Bobcat1,890 ft
Sugar Mama2.1 miles
Snagmore3.0 miles
Boundary Ridge3.2 miles


  • AKA
    Southern Flow Loop
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Southern Flow mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,537 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,618 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,618 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5.3 miles
  • Distance down
    5.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,738 ft
Avg: 3 (1 votes)
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new years night ride at west bragg
new years night ride at west bragg
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Jan 1, 2017
snowy slick sick trails
Bobcat trail West Bragg
Bobcat trail West Bragg
trail: Bobcat
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Jun 11, 2016

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Sugar Mama
Feb 4, 2017 @ 8:23pm
Feb 4, 2017
Mainly hardpack conditions with a light dusting of fresh snow. Good traction along the whole trail with a few slick off-camber sections and corners. Recommend studded tires but would be rideable without.
Feb 4, 2017 @ 8:23pm
Feb 4, 2017
A light covering of snow over the typical hardpack snow base. Many sections of snow-over-dirt. Good traction for the majority of the climb with only a few sections being made easier with studs. Overall, great shape considering the recent freeze/thaw cycles.
Ranger Summit
Feb 2, 2017 @ 3:19pm
Feb 2, 2017
Ice from bottom to top. A few sections were too slick and steep to maintain traction. Studded tires are strongly recommended.
Boundary Ridge
Jan 18, 2017 @ 6:22pm
Jan 18, 2017
The chinook turned the snow into slush, glare ice and glazed hardpack. There were some ruts/puddles forming, which will be really interesting when it freezes up. Studded tires would be a really good idea.
Jan 9, 2017 @ 2:22pm
Jan 9, 2017
http://www.albertaparks.ca/west-bragg-creek/advisories/#30730 Trail closed until mid-February due to geotechnical drilling.
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