3 miles
Distance
631 ft
Climb
-794 ft
Descent
00:31:33
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
  • 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
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 100 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
    -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 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,083 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:01
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Status:
on Sep 15, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (24 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to snakes--ladders-35530 trailhead (50.929320, -114.713060)
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      Snakes & Ladders Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 3:15pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 8:25am
      Sep 14, 2019
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 8:33am
      Sep 3, 2019
      Mostly tacky hero dirt with a few puddles in the low and shady spots.
      Jul 22, 2019 @ 7:27am
      Jul 22, 2019
      In very good condition. Trail is dry with maybe a handful of puddles.
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 1:13pm
      Jul 16, 2019
      I road it on July 15 and there were quite a few puddles especially at the bottom along the creek. That was before the additional rain we had today...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 472 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,845 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      23 |
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 10:40am
      Aug 6, 2019
      48 |
      Apr 16, 2019 @ 10:33pm
      Apr 16, 2019
      216 |
      May 7, 2017 @ 5:42pm
      May 7, 2017
      711 |
      Oct 2, 2015 @ 1:29pm
      Oct 2, 2015

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

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