2,759 ft
Distance
156 ft
Climb
-136 ft
Descent
00:07:40
Avg time

Ridgeback 1 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Station Flats / Allen Bill
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    Ridgeback, R1
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #4621 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9688 in E-Biking
    • #7407 in Trail Running
    • #4063 in Hiking
    • #873 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 90 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    AE&P

Ridgeback is one of the newer trails in Kananaskis and is maintained by the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance. It's a mix of machine-built and hand-built construction, designed to provide an alternative to the perpetual wetness of the Tom Snow trail.

Ridgeback has a bit of everything - smooth dirt, roots, rocks, berms, boardwalks and views - providing a significant challenge for beginners and a fun rip for more advanced riders.

Ridgeback and Tom Snow come together at three points, dividing both trails into four sections, all of which are good in either direction. The parts of Tom Snow that Ridgeback bypasses are almost always wet & muddy.

The first short hand-built section of Ridgeback ("R1") starts at the junction with the Diamond-T loop. It kicks off with a 250' long boardwalk to avoid the mud of Tom Snow (which runs alongside for a stretch before the two trails diverge). At the north end, Ridgeback 1 merges back into Tom Snow for 10m before Ridgeback 2 peels off to the left again.

Access Info

Best accessed from Station Flats. Turn right at the trail head and ride up Tom Snow (aka Diamond-T). Cross the bridge after ~800m and shortly after you'll see the sign marking the start of the trail.

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More Stats for Ridgeback 1 bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    21 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,739 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,896 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,743 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,764 ft
  • Grade
    0.8%
  • Grade max
    -26%
  • Grade min
    31.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,381 ft
  • Distance down
    1,001 ft
  • Distance flat
    374 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:32
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 3.5 (14 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 20 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 692 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      bproch (Jun 15, 2020 at 21:02)
       R1 and R2 fun climbs on your way to climb bobcat. Thx whoever built these!
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