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

Bobcat Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2013
  • Land Owner
    Alberta Forestry and Parks

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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    885 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,701 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,587 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
    00:21:02
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on Jan 6, 2024
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