Ridgeback 3 Details
Riding areaStation Flats / Allen Bill
Bragg Creek, Alberta
Bike typeAM, XC, Fat
DirectionBoth DirectionsPopular in reverse
TTFs on trailBridge
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 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 change308 ft
Altitude min4,731 ft
Altitude max5,227 ft
Altitude start4,731 ft
Altitude end5,039 ft
Distance climb1 miles
Distance down2,942 ft
Distance flat3,773 ft
Avg reverse time00:27:42
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Ridgeback 3 Trail Reports
Oct 20, 2017 @ 6:57amOct 20, 2017
|reporter Tacky soil conditions, grip it and rip it! Downed trees removed on Oct. 19|
Oct 7, 2017 @ 7:21pmOct 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 @ 3:54pmOct 5, 2017
Sep 17, 2017 @ 1:21pmSep 17, 2017
|all good to go|
Jul 17, 2017 @ 3:03pmJul 17, 2017
|Trail is in great shape.|
2018 Shred List75 trails
Routes with this trail
|Banded Peak Competitive Track 2016 race||19 miles|
|Moosepackers Loop||15 miles|
|Better Business Bureau||11 miles|
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