3 miles
1,062 ft
-218 ft
Avg time

Bobcat Details

  • Riding area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    Bob Cat
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • 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
  • Year Opened

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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,161 ft
  • Distance flat
    114 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Oct 27, 2017
Avg: 4.7 (14 votes)

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Bobcat Trail Reports

Oct 27, 2017 @ 6:10am
Oct 27, 2017
A number of large trees are down across the trail.
Oct 22, 2017 @ 12:47pm
Oct 22, 2017
Trail is dry, no issues at all
Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:18pm
Sep 26, 2017
Super great following last week's snow.
Sep 17, 2017 @ 1:21pm
Sep 17, 2017
all good to go
Sep 17, 2017 @ 1:08pm
Sep 17, 2017
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Jun 21, 2017
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May 30, 2017 @ 5:02pm
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