2 miles
Distance
743 ft
Climb
-391 ft
Descent
00:21:34
Avg time

Braggin Rights Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #96 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • 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 mile
  • Distance down
    4,237 ft
  • Distance flat
    304 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:06
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Status:
on Oct 15, 2020
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.4 (46 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Braggin Rights Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 37 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 2,592 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 8,242 rides
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      Photos

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      45 |
      Jul 29, 2020 @ 9:57am
      Jul 29, 2020
      187 |
      Jun 24, 2019 @ 9:08pm
      Jun 24, 2019
      743 |
      Sep 15, 2015 @ 9:02am
      Sep 15, 2015
      902 |
      Nov 6, 2013 @ 3:33pm
      Nov 6, 2013

      Routes with this trail

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      3 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag MountainJ4Y (May 15, 2020 at 5:40)
       Upper section is very muddy, wait until late May 2020 to ride it
      [Reply]

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      Fall 2020
      17:07 | 12 | Oct 10, 2020 , Bragg Creek
      Braggin rights trail. West Bragg Creek.
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