2.9 miles
Distance
631 ft
Climb
-794 ft
Descent
00:32:22
Avg time

Snakes & Ladders Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    snakes n ladders, snakes and ladders, SNL
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #855 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4023 in E-Biking
    • #6471 in Trail Running
    • #16040 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

This trail connects Ranger Summit from the West Bragg side to Ridgeback 3 on the Station Flats side.

Half way up/down the west side (between R3 and Ranger Creek), the trail runs along the temporary logging road for about 100m. Turn right when you hit the dirt road and ride up/down the hill before turning left back on to the singletrack (follow the orange diamond blazes on short posts).

Access Info

From West Bragg Creek, access is from Ranger Summit. The trail connects to Ridgeback 3 near the top of the ridge, north of the rock garden.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Snakes & Ladders bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -163 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,778 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,378 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,378 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,217 ft
  • Grade
    -1.1%
  • Grade max
    -29.8%
  • Grade min
    33.8%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,083 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:46
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Status:
on May 17, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (33 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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      Snakes & Ladders Trail Reports

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      May 17, 2022 @ 8:14am
      May 17, 2022
      Ice dam at the bridge is gone. There are a couple mud puddles at the crossing but otherwise trail is bone dry.
      May 14, 2022 @ 10:30am
      May 14, 2022
      Bridge at the bottom is ice dammed, water running across trail.
      Feb 17, 2022 @ 4:59pm
      Feb 17, 2022
      Jan 23, 2022 @ 7:53am
      Jan 23, 2022
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 9:35am
      Jan 16, 2022
      Last bottom 100 meters not rideable.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 48 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 239 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,588 rides
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      161 |
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 10:40am
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      122 |
      Apr 16, 2019 @ 10:33pm
      Apr 16, 2019
      368 |
      May 7, 2017 @ 5:42pm
      May 7, 2017
      924 |
      Oct 2, 2015 @ 1:29pm
      Oct 2, 2015

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      pinkrobe CMBA (Oct 8, 2015 at 16:43)
       1. Please walk around the three very short closed off sections west of the bridge. They still need time to dry out.
      2. Please avoid the entire trail if it's rained or snowed. Unless the ground is frozen.
      3. Leave space in front of the next rider on the down. You don't want them holding you up as you hit endless berms.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      canadaka Mod Trailforks (Oct 8, 2015 at 16:52)
       sweet! We need some photos of this fine work.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      agiard (Oct 25, 2019 at 5:44)
       Descent from Ranger Summit is in great shape, a couple of water puddle/bomb holes lower down, but the climb to ridgeback is a greasy, slippery mess. Two trees down across the trail in the last JM of the climb.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jameslange (Jul 15, 2020 at 12:26)
       You can ride Snakes & Ladders either direction, but East to West is by far the most popular. If you do ride it West to East (the Ladders & Snakes segment on Strava) you will cross paths with a lot of people who are not expecting you. Be careful!
      [Reply]





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