3 miles
Distance
1,062 ft
Climb
-218 ft
Descent
00:38:33
Avg time

Bobcat Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    Bob Cat
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #310 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bobcat bike trail
  • Altitude change
    844 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,688 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,541 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,697 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,541 ft
  • Grade
    6.365%
  • Grade max
    -17.801%
  • Grade min
    49.319%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,161 ft
  • Distance flat
    114 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:05
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Status:
on Sep 15, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (23 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Bobcat Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 3:15pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 8:33am
      Sep 3, 2019
      Mostly tacky hero dirt with a few puddles in the low and shady spots.
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 8:44am
      Aug 11, 2019
      Recent rain has made the trail wet with some mud puddles in places.
      Jul 22, 2019 @ 7:31am
      Jul 22, 2019
      trail is dry with wildflowers in bloom. perfect trail conditions
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 1:17pm
      Jul 16, 2019
      I road it on July 15 and it was wet at the bottom but it dried out pretty quickly as I gained elevation. Probably worse today though (July 16)...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 563 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      Dec 9, 2018 @ 6:50pm
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      Jun 22, 2018 @ 5:21am
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      Jul 30, 2017 @ 5:31pm
      Jul 30, 2017
      159 |
      Jun 21, 2017 @ 10:59am
      Jun 21, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      13 miles
      Double down on Bobcat
      11 miles
      Southern Flow
      11 miles

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