Ridgeback 4 Details
Riding areaStation Flats / Allen Bill
Bragg Creek, Alberta
Bike typeAM, XC, Fat
Climb DifficultyBlack Diamond
TTFs on trailBridge
The northernmost section of Ridgeback ("R4") is 300m north of Ridgeback 3. Tom Snow forks to the right for a 800m section that, while always wet and muddy, makes an alternative to the climb up R4 (turn left and climb up the mountain road until you reach the other end of R4). R4 meets the bottom of Moose Packers near the Shell gas valve station.
R4 is mostly fast and buff from north to south, with some short climbs at the south end. Easily the most buff and flowy part of the Ridgeback trails.
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 main sections, all of which are good in either direction. You can mix and match sections of the two trails to extend or shorten your ride. Note that the parts of Tom Snow that Ridgeback bypasses almost always have standing water, mud puddles and downed trees across them.
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More Stats for Ridgeback 4 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-146 ft
Altitude min5,085 ft
Altitude max5,333 ft
Altitude start5,333 ft
Altitude end5,187 ft
Distance climb1,553 ft
Distance down3,499 ft
Distance flat256 ft
Avg reverse time00:13:56
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Ridgeback 4 Trail Reports
Oct 20, 2017 @ 6:59am2 days
|reporter Tacky, grippy conditions. All downed trees removed Oct 19|
Oct 7, 2017 @ 7:25pmOct 7, 2017
|It's pretty dry in there and a bit overgrown at beginning/end of trail. Really nice! Going back to R3 is the best part.|
Jul 17, 2017 @ 3:02pmJul 17, 2017
|Conditions are perfect.|
Jun 26, 2017 @ 8:12amJun 26, 2017
|Dry and Perfect. 2 Trees felled near the end (or beginning if approaching from moosepackers end) Not bunny hoppable, as they are together and...|
Jun 5, 2017 @ 8:46pmJun 5, 2017
Routes with this trail
|Banded Peak Competitive Track 2016 race||19 miles|
|Banded Peak Challenge 2016||10 miles|
|Moose Mtn - moosepackers loop||15 miles|
|Ridgepackers Shaft Guy 7-27 Loop||19 miles|
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