2.5 miles
Distance
692 ft
Climb
-403 ft
Descent
00:29:57
Avg time

Ridgeback 3 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • 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
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in E-Biking
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 90 in Horseback
  • 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.

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More Stats for Ridgeback 3 bike 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
    00:29:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:41
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on Nov 7, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.95 (22 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Ridgeback 3 Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 145 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 846 rides
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      35 |
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 7:35am
      Jun 20, 2021
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      Sep 26, 2016 @ 1:03pm
      Sep 26, 2016
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      Sep 26, 2016 @ 1:03pm
      Sep 26, 2016
      486 |
      Jul 4, 2013 @ 2:26pm
      Jul 4, 2013

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      ryancartiers (Nov 7, 2021 at 9:49)
       Great trail, watch handlebars between narrow trees, occasional root steps; short rock section adds variety.
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      Videos

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      Tom Snow to Ridgeback 3, Bragg Creek.
      21:07 | 134 | Oct 10, 2020 , Bragg Creek
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      758 | Oct 21, 2015 , Bragg Creek
      Edmonton Pinoy MTB, Downhill Mountain Biking...
      533 | Oct 19, 2015 , Bragg Creek
      Ridgeback 3 from YYCMTB
      1:29 | 291 | May 11, 2017 , Bragg Creek
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