2.3 miles
Distance
529 ft
Climb
-221 ft
Descent
00:23:03
Avg time

Braggin Rights Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #136 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1809 in E-Biking
    • #9201 in Trail Running
    • #3647 in Hiking
    • #818 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 100 in Horseback
  • Land Owner
    Alberta Environment and 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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    307 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,649 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,956 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,649 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,957 ft
  • Grade
    2.5%
  • Grade max
    -23.6%
  • Grade min
    39%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    3,688 ft
  • Distance flat
    528 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:41
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Status:
on Jan 10, 2023
Icy
Avg: 4.3 (2 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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      Braggin Rights Trail Reports

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      Jan 10, 2023 @ 10:22pm
      Jan 10, 2023
      Mostly icy with a few bare sections.
      Jan 10, 2023 @ 9:34pm
      Jan 10, 2023
      80% Ice from Whitetail intersection until the little bridge crossing. There is about 5% Dirt and the rest is snow. Pack is incredibly wide (dare I...
      Jan 1, 2023 @ 12:20pm
      Jan 1, 2023
      a bit icy. softened up around 1:30pm.
      Dec 17, 2022 @ 2:24am
      Dec 17, 2022
      Fat tire bikers and trail runners have done a great job keeping the trail relatively compacted.
      Dec 11, 2022 @ 9:23am
      Dec 11, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,586 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 17,357 rides
      • Last: Jan 30, 2023

      Photos

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      29 |
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 7:01pm
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      Aug 14, 2022 @ 7:01pm
      Aug 14, 2022
      976 |
      Sep 15, 2015 @ 9:02am
      Sep 15, 2015
      1,133 |
      Nov 6, 2013 @ 3:33pm
      Nov 6, 2013

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      BLHandel (Sep 27, 2022 at 20:00)
      This trail is overused and now it is full of roots and rocks. Basically not safe to ride with any speed as there are too many obstacles on the trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      probono (Jan 2, 2022 at 9:41)
      Rode morning of Jan 2. Second tracks up. Long stretches are badly drifted with mashed potatoes consistency snow. Basically anything with no shelter from a south wind. Upper part near Merlin in the forest is decent
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      MountainJ4Y (May 15, 2020 at 5:40)
      Upper section is very muddy, wait until late May 2020 to ride it
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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]
      • + 1
      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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