2.5 miles
Distance
904 ft
Climb
-19 ft
Descent
00:39:27
Avg time

Bobcat Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    Bob Cat
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #696 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #5862 in E-Biking
    • #15047 in Trail Running
    • #18904 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2013

This has become an extremely popular climbing trail for people accessing West Bragg trails from Station Flats / Allen Bill, and riders looping back to West Bragg after descending Ridgeback 3. The trail is fairly smooth, with few roots and loose rocks except at the very bottom and top of the trail. However, it is also an incredibly fun descent...

From Ranger Summit, drop down Bobcat through a rooty, fast and tight trail in old growth and past the Sugar Mama intersection. Continue down through more old growth, before popping out into an aspen rimmed meadow and the Fullerton Loop/Bobcat intersection. This section of the trail provides some of the best views of West Bragg, with the meadow opening up and looking over the entire Elbow Valley. Enjoy a fast paced rip across the bottom of the meadow and start into the rollers that descend the ridge line. The trail switches into a Berm Barista, serving up corner after corner until it climaxes in the bipolar toilet bowl, alternating between clockwise and counter clockwise flushes. Enjoy a final fast paced exit through Moo-Moo Meadows [watch for cows and their deposits] and over some bridges before getting spit out at the junction with Ridgeback. From here you have several options to return to West Bragg Parking, or continue through to Station Flats Parking, or link to some of the Moose Mountain Trails.

Access Info

From the bottom, access is a signed junction between Ridgeback 2 and Ridgeback 3.
From the top: take Ranger Summit or Strange Brew to the Bobcat intersection, just west of Baruch's Corner summit lounge.

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More Stats for Bobcat bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    887 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,701 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,588 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,701 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,587 ft
  • Grade
    6.7%
  • Grade max
    -9.2%
  • Grade min
    57.4%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,112 ft
  • Distance flat
    325 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:01
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on Nov 5, 2021
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Avg: 4.5 (33 votes)

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      Bobcat Trail Reports

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      Nov 5, 2021 @ 5:10pm
      Nov 5, 2021
      Mostly dry, completely fun
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 3:06pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      Ridge Back, Bobcat and Ranger Summit were all mostly dry with a few greasy areas.
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 4:23am
      Sep 25, 2021
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 11:48am
      Sep 19, 2021
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 1:24pm
      Sep 18, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 1,165 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 3,779 rides
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      Apr 18, 2021 @ 12:28pm
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      Jul 6, 2020 @ 4:20pm
      Jul 6, 2020
      139 |
      Dec 9, 2018 @ 6:50pm
      Dec 9, 2018

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      Ranger-Snakes-Ridge-Bob-Brew
      13 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Nomolos2006 (Sep 11, 2021 at 15:11)
       Best trail in the area, very flowy
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ryancartiers (Nov 5, 2021 at 17:26)
       this trail's a hoot
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      Bobcat trail West Bragg
      1586 | Jun 11, 2016 , Bragg Creek
      West Bragg Creek | Self Shot GoPro | Apr 26, 2016
      740 | Apr 30, 2016 , Bragg Creek
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