2 miles
Distance
743 ft
Climb
-391 ft
Descent
00:20:08
Avg time

Braggin Rights Details

  • Riding Area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #96 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

Braggin Rights is a fun bit of singletrack that leads out to connections with the south end of Long Distance, and Merlin View, Reconnect, Telephone Loop. It's a full bench cut that twists and turns all the way out to the junction with Merlin. The climbs and descents are very much like all the other West Bragg trails. Note that there is a LOT of two-way traffic between the parking lot and the junction with Long Distance. Expect to see dogs, strollers, families walking with little kids, runners, etc., especially in that first section. If you want some alone-time, go very early or very late in the day.

Access Info

This trail can be accessed from the NW corner of the main parking lot.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Braggin Rights bike trail
  • Altitude change
    352 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,617 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,970 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,617 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,970 ft
  • Grade
    2.933%
  • Grade max
    -26.904%
  • Grade min
    29.565%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4,237 ft
  • Distance flat
    304 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:23
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Status:
on Dec 13, 2018
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 4.5 (30 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to braggin-rights trailhead (50.948421, -114.693371)
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Braggin Rights Trail Reports

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Dec 13, 2018 @ 11:06am
2 days
A few large trees down across the trail right up through the Merlin View loop. We removed about 5 trees but with the windstorm today more might...
Nov 11, 2018 @ 3:34pm
Nov 11, 2018
Trail is in great fat bike shape. Did see one 27.5 bike climbing up. About 1/2” snow on trail.
Nov 6, 2018 @ 8:20am
Nov 6, 2018
The light snow means that some of the roots are a bit slick, but good for fatbikes right now.
Oct 28, 2018 @ 5:57pm
Oct 28, 2018
reporter
Oct 17, 2018 @ 4:36pm
Oct 17, 2018
Great conditions considering the recent snow fall. Currently wet, muddy, snowy, icy, tacky, and dry. Totally doable on a skinny bike. Didn’t...
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Jun 9, 2018 @ 2:20pm
Jun 9, 2018
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Jun 9, 2018 @ 2:19pm
Jun 9, 2018
Braggin Rights, Calgary
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Sep 15, 2015 @ 9:02am
Sep 15, 2015
Braggin Rights, Calgary
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Nov 6, 2013 @ 3:33pm
Nov 6, 2013
Braggin Rights, Bragg Creek

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag mntnbiker33 (Sep 18, 2017 at 21:05)
 We ran across a black bear and her brown coloured cub this evening at about 6:45pm. They were on the edge of the trail approximately 500 meters up from the intersection with White Tail (100 meters up from the cut line). Mom and cub ran quite a way down the trail before heading off up the slope towards long distance. Make sure you have your bear spray! Trail was dry, dusty and fast.
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  • + 0
flag vpw2 (Oct 17, 2018 at 16:27)
 Road up Braggin to Merlin Loop. Totally doable on skinny bike; might be more work than it’s worth on a fat bike. All the snow/ice sections (which are mostly on Braggin) were rideable. Prepare to get very wet and dirty!
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