Ridgeback 2 Details
R2 starts a few metres north of the end of Ridgeback 1. This hand-built trail climbs and descends a few times as it weaves its way around the hillside. Plenty of roots and some berms as well. The section of Tom Snow that parallels it is much shorter but features a steep &#$*ing hill and a boggy meadow. At the north end, R2 meets Tom Snow just before the bridge over Ranger creek. Turn left, cross the bridge and after 100m you'll reach the junction with Bobcat. Keep left and continue up the hill for another 250m to reach the start of R3 on the right.
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 and Tom Snow come together at three points, dividing both trails into four main sections, all of which are good in either direction. You can mix and match sections of the two trails to extend or shorten your ride. Note that the parts of Tom Snow that Ridgeback bypasses almost always have standing water, mud puddles and downed trees across them.
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More Stats for Ridgeback 2 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-70 ft
Altitude min4,697 ft
Altitude max5,031 ft
Altitude start4,767 ft
Altitude end4,697 ft
Distance climb2,485 ft
Distance down2,786 ft
Distance flat2,179 ft
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Ridgeback 2 Trail Reports
Feb 4, 2017 @ 8:23pmFeb 4, 2017
|Mainly hardpack conditions with a light dusting of fresh snow. Good traction along the whole trail with a few slick climbs and corners. Recommend...|
Dec 21, 2016 @ 7:15amDec 21, 2016
|Rode this on Dec 20. Generally agreeable tread for fatbike.|
Oct 23, 2016 @ 5:26pmOct 23, 2016
|Moist in the shaded areas. Roots can be slippery.|
Oct 16, 2016 @ 7:51pmOct 16, 2016
|Really wet on any east or north aspects, or shaded sections|
Sep 26, 2016 @ 12:58pmSep 26, 2016
|Rode Ridgeback this morning - great Fall conditions. R1 and R2 vary from tacky to dry, with puddles and a bit of mud in some spots. I also...|
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