2.5 miles
1,062 ft
-218 ft
Avg time

Bobcat Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Bob Cat
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Pump Track, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Teeter Totter, Wallride, Other
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bobcat mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    844 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,688 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude start
    4,697 ft
  • Altitude end
    1.0 miles
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.9 miles
  • Distance down
    3,161 ft
  • Distance flat
    114 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on May 19, 2017
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.65 (12 votes)

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Bobcat Trail Reports

May 19, 2017 @ 1:07pm
May 19, 2017
Wet, Greasy, Muddy, Icey
May 6, 2017 @ 1:01pm
May 6, 2017
Trail is dry with a few soft spots. Horseback riders must have been out when it was too soft, because the trail has horse prints varied...
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...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 7:13am
Dec 21, 2016
Descended this Tuesday (Dec 20). Lots of drifted snow, some firm enough to carry a rider, some not. Becomes more consistently rideable towards the...
Nov 29, 2016 @ 12:16pm
Nov 29, 2016
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519 |
Jun 15, 2015 @ 11:49am
Jun 15, 2015
| 2 comments Bobcat, Bragg Creek
648 |
Oct 9, 2013 @ 7:17am
Oct 9, 2013
Bobcat, Calgary
837 |
Oct 9, 2013 @ 7:14am
Oct 9, 2013
Bobcat, Calgary
481 |
Sep 19, 2013 @ 11:39am
Sep 19, 2013
| 1 comments Bobcat, Bragg Creek

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