3 miles
Distance
631 ft
Climb
-794 ft
Descent
00:33:07
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 (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #479 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 75 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
  • 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
    00:33:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:39:17
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Status:
on Oct 31, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.55 (30 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Snakes & Ladders Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 31, 2020 @ 7:41am
      Oct 31, 2020
      Crusty snow at summit, mostly dirt, and some puddles.
      Sep 24, 2020 @ 8:40pm
      Sep 24, 2020
      Sep 22, 2020 @ 3:14pm
      Sep 22, 2020
      Lots of dust and fine sand.
      Sep 4, 2020 @ 7:07pm
      Sep 4, 2020
      Sept 4 Mama bear with 3 cubs on the trail, almost at the ridgeback intersection.
      Aug 27, 2020 @ 7:36am
      Aug 27, 2020
      Trail is very dry, so be careful around the flatter switchbacks. Saw 5 bears August 26. A sow with 3 cubs and a lone bear about 200m away from...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,015 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,947 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      95 |
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 10:40am
      Aug 6, 2019
      93 |
      Apr 16, 2019 @ 10:33pm
      Apr 16, 2019
      279 |
      May 7, 2017 @ 5:42pm
      May 7, 2017
      808 |
      Oct 2, 2015 @ 1:29pm
      Oct 2, 2015

      Routes with this trail

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      13 miles
      Ranger, Snakes, Ridgeback, Bobcat, Strange Brew, Boundary
      13 miles
      Screamin' Eagle
      17 miles
      Ranger28Boundary
      17 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      flag 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
      flag canadaka Mod Plus Trailforks (Oct 8, 2015 at 16:52)
       sweet! We need some photos of this fine work.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag 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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