3 miles
Distance
787 ft
Climb
-479 ft
Descent
00:39:58
Avg time

Ridgeback 3 Details

  • Riding area
    Station Flats / Allen Bill
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    Ridgeback R3
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #8915
  • Year Opened
    2009
  • 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 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.

Ridgeback 3 is the longest and hilliest section of Ridgeback. The middle part runs along the ridge which features some rocky sections. The descent to the south features a number of bermed corners and a section of boardwalk.

Access Info

Access from Bobcat or Snakes & Ladders if coming from West Bragg Creek via Ranger Summit, from Ridgeback R1 & R2 to the south (from Station Flats) or from R4 & Moose Packers to the north. Note that Snakes & Ladders joins Ridgeback 3 in the middle, at the north end of the ridge.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ridgeback 3 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    308 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,731 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,227 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,731 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,039 ft
  • Grade
    2.285%
  • Grade max
    -34.983%
  • Grade min
    29.956%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2,942 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,773 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:42
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2017
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Avg: 4.1 (14 votes)

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Ridgeback 3 Trail Reports

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Oct 20, 2017 @ 6:57am
17 hours
reporter
Tacky soil conditions, grip it and rip it! Downed trees removed on Oct. 19
Oct 7, 2017 @ 7:21pm
Oct 7, 2017
This is the best of all the Ridgeback trails. Great condition. What an awesome climb coming back from R4/TS. So nice! Maybe one or two small...
Oct 5, 2017 @ 3:54pm
Oct 5, 2017
Sep 17, 2017 @ 1:21pm
Sep 17, 2017
all good to go
Jul 17, 2017 @ 3:03pm
Jul 17, 2017
Trail is in great shape.
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Ridgeback 3, Calgary
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Ridgeback 3, Calgary
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Sep 26, 2016 @ 1:03pm
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Ridgeback 3, Calgary
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Oct 12, 2015 @ 5:02pm
Oct 12, 2015
Ridgeback 3, Bragg Creek

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