Riding AreaWest Bragg Creek
Bragg Creek, Alberta
Bike TypeAM, XC, Fat
TTFs on TrailBerm, Bridge, Jump
Global Ranking#310 in Mountain Biking
Local Popularity95 in Mountain Biking
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.
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 change844 ft
Altitude min4,688 ft
Altitude max5,541 ft
Altitude start4,697 ft
Altitude end5,541 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down3,161 ft
Distance flat114 ft
Avg reverse time00:15:05
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Bobcat Trail Reports
Oct 28, 2018 @ 6:47amOct 28, 2018
|Minor ice on bridge at bottom.|
Sep 17, 2018 @ 1:24pmSep 17, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 @ 11:53amSep 1, 2018
|Smooth and clear. Keep an eye out for wildlife as the wild berries are ripe and the sun warms the hillsides in the afternoon in September!|
Jul 30, 2018 @ 5:32pmJul 30, 2018
|Dry, even after a quick rain it dried right out. no puddles, nothing.|
Jul 26, 2018 @ 7:54amJul 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...|
Routes with this trail
|Ridgebacks to Bobcat to Snakes to Ridgebacks||14 miles|
|Double down on Bobcat||11 miles|
|Ranger, Snakes, Ridgeback, Bobcat, Strange Brew, Boundary||13 miles|
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