2.5 miles
Distance
946 ft
Climb
00:42:55
Avg time

Ranger Summit Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Snow Grooming
    Groomed Smooth
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #398 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2033 in E-Biking
    • #3810 in Trail Running
    • #3206 in Hiking
    • #627 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 90 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Owner
    Alberta Environment and Parks

Starts from the WBC South Bridge trailhead and climbs all the way up to the Bobcat/Strange Brew junction. Along the way, you cross Sundog Loop, Loggers and Snowy Owl trails and the Snakes & Ladders junction. At the 3.6km mark, there is a short spur to a great viewpoint.

At the start of the trail there is a steep intimidating looking climb - look out for a trail on your left about a quarter of the way up the climb that acts as an easier bypass.

This is probably the most common uphill route on the south side of the West Bragg parking lot. It is a 2-way trail, but is frequently combined with Strange Brew to form a loop (Goldilocks). In winter Strange Brew is groomed less that Ranger Summit so that riders can climb Ranger and descend Strange Brew through untracked powder. That's the plan anyway

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More Stats for Ranger Summit multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    946 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,639 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,586 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,639 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,587 ft
  • Grade
    7%
  • Grade max
    -1.9%
  • Grade min
    29.7%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    69 ft
  • Distance flat
    581 ft
  • Avg time
    00:42:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:53
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on Feb 21, 2024
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Avg: 4.05 (38 votes)
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      Ranger Summit Trail Reports

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      Feb 21, 2024 @ 10:23am
      2 days
      Couple soft parts in exposed areas, rut is getting a little deep in sections
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 4:25pm
      Feb 18, 2024
      packed and running fast today, same with Strange Brew
      Feb 1, 2024 @ 9:00am
      Feb 1, 2024
      Mix of snow, ice and exposed soil.
      Jan 27, 2024 @ 12:19pm
      Jan 27, 2024
      Excellent fat biking!
      Jan 20, 2024 @ 2:02am
      Jan 20, 2024
      Bottom 1/3 is rutted from fat bike race
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      • 26 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • Last: Feb 22, 2024

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