1 miles
362 ft
-432 ft
Avg time

Ridgeback 2 Details

  • Riding area
    Station Flats / Allen Bill
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

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.

Access Info

Access from Ridgeback 1, Ridgeback 3, or Bobcat from Ranger Summit or Sugar Mama.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ridgeback 2 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -70 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,697 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,031 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,767 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,697 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,485 ft
  • Distance down
    2,786 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,179 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Oct 20, 2017
Avg: 3.65 (8 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to ridgeback-2 trailhead (50.903100, -114.710090)
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Ridgeback 2 Trail Reports

Oct 20, 2017 @ 6:56am
Oct 20, 2017
Good conditions! 2 downed trees removed on Oct. 19.
Oct 7, 2017 @ 7:17pm
Oct 7, 2017
Trail in good condition with sections of fallen leaves - just makes the trail really beautiful. One or two small puddles that can be avoided. ...
Sep 26, 2017 @ 12:06pm
Sep 26, 2017
Sep 4, 2017 @ 1:30pm
Sep 4, 2017
Jul 2, 2017 @ 8:56pm
Jul 2, 2017
Lots of roots and very fairly dry. It was super dry on June 30th when I rode it twice. There are some small puddles probably caused by the rain...
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Sep 26, 2016 @ 1:04pm
Sep 26, 2016
Ridgeback 2, Calgary
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Sep 26, 2016 @ 1:04pm
Sep 26, 2016
Ridgeback 2, Calgary

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