3 miles
Distance
1,062 ft
Climb
-218 ft
Descent
00:38:29
Avg time

Bobcat Details

  • 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
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #277
  • 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 mountain 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
    00:38:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:05
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Status:
on Jul 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (19 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bobcat trailhead (50.910710, -114.708160)
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Bobcat Trail Reports

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Jul 30, 2018 @ 5:32pm
Jul 30, 2018
Dry, even after a quick rain it dried right out. no puddles, nothing.
Jul 26, 2018 @ 7:54am
Jul 26, 2018
Very wet at the top down half way to Sugar Mama. Huge puddles and mud where the roots are. From Sugar Mama down, it's tacky and damp from all the...
Jul 20, 2018 @ 9:58am
Jul 20, 2018
mostly dry with a handful of small puddles.
Jul 6, 2018 @ 2:37pm
Jul 6, 2018
A few small mud puddles at the top and bottom. Tacky between Sugar Mama and Fullerton, dry and starting to get slippery Fullerton to end of open...
Jul 2, 2018 @ 1:25pm
Jul 2, 2018
Give it 24 hours. Major rain today.
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Photos

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Jun 22, 2018 @ 5:21am
Jun 22, 2018
Bobcat, Bragg Creek
145 |
Jul 30, 2017 @ 5:31pm
Jul 30, 2017
Bobcat, My City
110 |
Jun 21, 2017 @ 10:59am
Jun 21, 2017
Bobcat, Bragg Creek
106 |
Jun 21, 2017 @ 10:59am
Jun 21, 2017
Bobcat, Bragg Creek

Routes with this trail

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