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

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 mountain 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
    00:59:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:40
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Status:
on Aug 24, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.55 (16 votes)

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Trail Style
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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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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.
Jul 29, 2018 @ 10:34am
Jul 29, 2018
Trail was in great shape evening of 28 July. A couple puddles; 99% dry. Great views. Trail description is accurate. Telephone loop (east...
Jul 23, 2018 @ 8:11am
Jul 23, 2018
Tree down on long distance south just as it starts to get fun on the downhill of headed southbound.
Jul 14, 2018 @ 9:44pm
Jul 14, 2018
Overgrown vegetation on the northern sections towards Telephone. You can hardly see the winding trail in some sections. Otherwise, the trail is...
May 27, 2018 @ 1:14pm
May 27, 2018
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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 | 696 | Oct 8, 2012 , Bragg Creek
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