Ridgeback 3 Details
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.
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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 climb1.3 miles
Distance down2,942 ft
Distance flat3,773 ft
Avg reverse time00:29:47
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Ridgeback 3 Trail Reports
May 26, 2017 @ 11:54am3 days
May 11, 2017 @ 3:02pmMay 11, 2017
|Some damage from horses on the way up to the ridge, but pretty good overall.|
May 6, 2017 @ 1:02pmMay 6, 2017
|Two smallish trees are down across the trail within 50m o eachother. A hand saw should be sufficient.|
Oct 28, 2016 @ 2:13pmOct 28, 2016
|Great Shape. A few wet spots. Logging road crossings are a mix of snow & mud. Watch for fallen trees!|
Oct 24, 2016 @ 12:28pmOct 24, 2016
|Good to go!|
Routes with this trail
|Banded Peak Competitive Track 2016 race||18.6 miles|
|Moosepackers Loop||15.1 miles|
|Better Business Bureau||11.3 miles|
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