3 miles
Distance
798 ft
Climb
-966 ft
Descent
00:31:17
Avg time

Snakes & Ladders Details

  • Riding Area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    snakes n ladders, snakes and ladders, SNL
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #479 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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
    -168 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,777 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,378 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,378 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,210 ft
  • Grade
    -1.105%
  • Grade max
    -30.066%
  • Grade min
    32.635%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,251 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:01
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Status:
on Sep 1, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (22 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 80%
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • 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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to snakes--ladders-35530 trailhead (50.929250, -114.713160)
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      Snakes & Ladders Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 11:53am
      Sep 1, 2018
      Snakes and ladders is in very good condition. Smooth allowing for fast pace. Fun!
      Aug 10, 2018 @ 8:53pm
      Aug 10, 2018
      Hey. Trail is in wonderful condition but the recent wind put down a couple trees. Be careful around the mid section, around the creek area. Larger...
      Jul 30, 2018 @ 5:30pm
      Jul 30, 2018
      rode it in the rain, but is still pretty dry and grippy
      Jul 22, 2018 @ 9:24am
      Jul 22, 2018
      Corner's have some loose gravel, but otherwise great condition
      Jul 20, 2018 @ 9:59am
      Jul 20, 2018
      trail is dry with a couple of puddles
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 205 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,845 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 5, 2018 @ 6:43pm
      Jul 5, 2018
      Snakes & Ladders, My City
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      Jul 5, 2018 @ 6:43pm
      Jul 5, 2018
      Snakes & Ladders, My City
      167 |
      May 7, 2017 @ 5:42pm
      May 7, 2017
      Snakes & Ladders, My City
      653 |
      Oct 2, 2015 @ 1:29pm
      Oct 2, 2015
      Snakes & Ladders, Bragg Creek

      2 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 TFADMIN (Oct 8, 2015 at 16:52)
       sweet! We need some photos of this fine work.
      [Reply]

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