3 miles
Distance
1,062 ft
Climb
-218 ft
Descent
00:37:24
Avg time

Bobcat Details

  • Riding area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    Bob Cat
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • 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
    #221
  • 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
    1 miles
  • Altitude start
    4,697 ft
  • Altitude end
    1 miles
  • 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
    00:37:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:09
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Status:
on Aug 17, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4.7 (16 votes)

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Bobcat Trail Reports

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Aug 17, 2017 @ 10:38pm
2 days
Mint
Aug 7, 2017 @ 6:16pm
Aug 7, 2017
Dry and dusty in spots. Long grass hindering views in spots
Jul 22, 2017 @ 11:39pm
Jul 22, 2017
Grass beside the trail is getting long, blocking the views at corners
Jun 23, 2017 @ 11:01pm
Jun 23, 2017
Jun 18, 2017 @ 7:54am
Jun 18, 2017
Good conditions on June 17... some bumpy bits in the more open sections from horse/cow tracks, but essentially dry.
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Photos

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Jul 30, 2017 @ 5:31pm
Jul 30, 2017
Bobcat, My City
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Jun 21, 2017 @ 10:59am
Jun 21, 2017
Bobcat, Bragg Creek
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Jun 21, 2017 @ 10:59am
Jun 21, 2017
Bobcat, Bragg Creek
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May 30, 2017 @ 5:02pm
May 30, 2017
Bobcat, Calgary

Routes with this trail

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Goldicat Loop
11 miles
Ranger-Snakes-Bob-Strange
13 miles
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Southern Flow
11 miles

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Bobcat trail West Bragg
461 | Jun 11, 2016 , Bragg Creek
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