5.3 miles
Distance
1,051 ft
Climb
-1,069 ft
Descent
00:51:53
Avg time

Long Distance Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Global Ranking
    #9665

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.

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More Stats for Long Distance mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -18 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,714 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude start
    4,732 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,714 ft
  • Grade
    -0.065%
  • Grade max
    -62.529%
  • Grade min
    43.156%
  • Distance climb
    2.5 miles
  • Distance down
    2.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,350 ft
  • Avg time
    00:51:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:25
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Status:
on May 13, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (12 votes)

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Long Distance Trail Reports

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May 13, 2017 @ 8:01pm
May 13, 2017
Dry
May 1, 2017 @ 7:25pm
May 1, 2017
Snow patches getting up to the ridge, but once top it's all snow still stretching north (shadier side)
Nov 4, 2016 @ 9:20pm
Nov 4, 2016
overall dry or tacky, some mud in spots and easily rideable. Dry in the forest, wet in the meadows. Snow patches are small, rideable and...
Nov 4, 2016 @ 1:18pm
Nov 4, 2016
Overall dry with some puddles.
Sep 8, 2016 @ 2:20pm
Sep 8, 2016
Dry from Reconnect south to Bragging Rights.
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Feb 15, 2016 @ 1:59pm
Feb 15, 2016
Long Distance, Bragg Creek
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Nov 2, 2014 @ 1:46pm
Nov 2, 2014
Long Distance, Calgary
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Nov 6, 2013 @ 3:32pm
Nov 6, 2013
Long Distance, Bragg Creek
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Oct 8, 2012 @ 5:51pm
Oct 8, 2012
Long Distance, Calgary

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