2.5 miles
Distance
692 ft
Climb
-403 ft
Descent
00:29:46
Avg time

Ridgeback 3 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Station Flats / Allen Bill
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    Ridgeback, R3
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #6718 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #12662 in E-Biking
    • #7988 in Trail Running
    • #83311 in Hiking
    • #662 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in E-Biking
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2009
  • Land Owner
    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.

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More Stats for Ridgeback 3 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    289 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,733 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,224 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,733 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,023 ft
  • Grade
    2.2%
  • Grade max
    -48.6%
  • Grade min
    37.9%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,406 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,411 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:14
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      Ridgeback 3 Trail Reports

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      Jan 31, 2024 @ 4:28am
      Jan 31, 2024
      Almost completely dry
      Nov 19, 2023 @ 7:56am
      Nov 19, 2023
      One tree down between 1 and 2 kms up from the bottom of Ridgeback 2. Blocks the lane and is at the bottom of a bit of a corner, so if you are...
      Sep 17, 2023 @ 2:28am
      Sep 17, 2023
      Some soft spots to watch out for.
      Jun 7, 2023 @ 11:03am
      Jun 7, 2023
      May 27, 2023 @ 1:41pm
      May 27, 2023
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      • 17 miles avg distance
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      • 1,488 rides
      • Last: Jan 31, 2024

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