5 miles
Distance
1,051 ft
Climb
-1,069 ft
Descent
00:59:23
Avg time

Long Distance Details

  • Riding Area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #17718 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking

Long Distance is a relatively smooth piece of singletrack usually done in a loop with the eastern half Telephone Loop to avoid excessive mud. The trail is well made, the grades are not too steep and there are some good views to be seen at a few sections. The soil on the trail is Most of the trail is in forest, but some parts are in meadows, clear cuts and in new growth forests. Mud is not a problem on this trail most of the year, but do not be surprised if you find a few puddles and a couple of soft spots. The soil on this trail is softer than others in the area and not as rocky, especialy in wooded sections. there are no difficult, dangerous or tricky sections of note. Riding season is from mid April to early November, longer if you have a fatbike. The trail is multi-use, so as always, be courteous to hikers, snowshoers, and equestrians.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Long Distance bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -18 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,714 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,362 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,732 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,714 ft
  • Grade
    -0.065%
  • Grade max
    -62.529%
  • Grade min
    43.156%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,350 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:40
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Status:
on Dec 8, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 3.6 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to long-distance trailhead (50.989600, -114.707230)
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Long Distance Trail Reports

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Dec 8, 2018 @ 7:18am
2 days
North of disconnect, there is only one tire width packed snow, and if you come off it is tough to keep going. Needs more northbound traffic to...
Nov 22, 2018 @ 8:53am
Nov 22, 2018
Nov 11, 2018 @ 3:36pm
Nov 11, 2018
Trail is in great fat bike shape! Watch out for the wet roots on the climb up. About 1/2” snow on trail.
Oct 24, 2018 @ 8:02am
Oct 24, 2018
Long Distance (South) to Reconnect is mostly dry.
Aug 24, 2018 @ 5:30pm
Aug 24, 2018
There was a log down across the trail between parking lot and first summit on long distance south. Otherwise okay.
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Photos

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Sep 8, 2018 @ 2:35pm
Sep 8, 2018
Long Distance, Calgary
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Jul 2, 2018 @ 9:07am
Jul 2, 2018
Long Distance, Calgary
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Jul 17, 2017 @ 9:05pm
Jul 17, 2017
Long Distance, Bragg Creek
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Jul 17, 2017 @ 9:04pm
Jul 17, 2017
Long Distance, Bragg Creek

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West Bragg Creek
9:37 | 700 | Oct 8, 2012 , Bragg Creek
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