3 miles
Distance
787 ft
Climb
-479 ft
Descent
00:34:21
Avg time

Ridgeback 3 Details

  • Riding area
    Station Flats / Allen Bill
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    Ridgeback, R3
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • 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
    00:34:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:42
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Status:
on Jul 17, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.95 (14 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to ridgeback-3 trailhead (50.910842, -114.710361)
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Ridgeback 3 Trail Reports

datedescription
Jul 17, 2018 @ 8:00pm
14 hours
reporter Dry! Fast!
Jul 10, 2018 @ 7:22am
Jul 10, 2018
Trail is in great shape
Jul 10, 2018 @ 7:22am
Jul 10, 2018
Trail is in great shape
Jul 8, 2018 @ 5:02pm
Jul 8, 2018
Jun 10, 2018 @ 3:51pm
Jun 10, 2018
Mint
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Photos

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Jun 7, 2018 @ 12:42pm
Jun 7, 2018
Ridgeback 3, Calgary
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Sep 26, 2016 @ 1:03pm
Sep 26, 2016
Ridgeback 3, Calgary
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Sep 26, 2016 @ 1:03pm
Sep 26, 2016
Ridgeback 3, Calgary
354 |
Jul 4, 2013 @ 2:26pm
Jul 4, 2013
Ridgeback 3, Calgary

Routes with this trail

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Ranger-Snakes-Bob-Strange
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Ridgebacks to Bobcat to Snakes to Ridgebacks
14 miles
Moosepackers Loop
15 miles
Sugar Daddy Snakes and Out
16 miles

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