1.4 miles
Distance
362 ft
Climb
-432 ft
Descent
00:15:11
Avg time

Ridgeback 2 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Station Flats / Allen Bill
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    R2
  • 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
    #4533 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9536 in E-Biking
    • #9105 in Trail Running
    • #6127 in Hiking
    • #866 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner
    AE&P

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.

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More Stats for Ridgeback 2 multi-use trail 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
    -24.087%
  • Grade min
    25.058%
  • Distance climb
    2,485 ft
  • Distance down
    2,786 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,179 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:39
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on Jun 14, 2024
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Avg: 3.75 (16 votes)
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      Ridgeback 2 Trail Reports

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      Jun 14, 2024 @ 4:26am
      Jun 14, 2024
      Jun 5, 2024 @ 9:17am
      Jun 5, 2024
      Ridgeback was in great shape. A few damp spots but no mud and no standing water anywhere.
      May 11, 2024 @ 1:33am
      May 11, 2024
      Some ice and mud, mostly clear
      Apr 25, 2024 @ 6:16am
      Apr 25, 2024
      Jan 31, 2024 @ 4:28am
      Jan 31, 2024
      Very icy climbs. Not great
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 70 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 3,915 rides
      • Last: Jun 20, 2024

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