3 miles
Distance
798 ft
Climb
-966 ft
Descent
00:31:49
Avg time

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
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #510
  • 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 mountain 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
    00:31:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:01
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Status:
on May 21, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (20 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to snakes--ladders-35530 trailhead (50.929250, -114.713160)
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Snakes & Ladders Trail Reports

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May 21, 2018 @ 12:19pm
4 hours
May 21, 2018 @ 10:42am
5 hours
Dry at top, but muddier lower down
May 7, 2018 @ 1:34pm
May 7, 2018
Good to go. Feet might get wet at the creek but it’s minor. One small snow patch at the top of ladders, easily walkable.
May 7, 2018 @ 7:57am
May 7, 2018
From FB: The bottom of the descent is flooded. Otherwise in good shape.
Jan 14, 2018 @ 5:13pm
Jan 14, 2018
Do not ride. Nasty bumpy.
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Photos

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Jun 26, 2017 @ 10:22am
Jun 26, 2017
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May 7, 2017 @ 5:43pm
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May 7, 2017 @ 5:42pm
May 7, 2017
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Oct 2, 2015 @ 1:33pm
Oct 2, 2015
Snakes & Ladders

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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.
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  • + 2
flag canadaka Mod Plus (Oct 8, 2015 at 16:52)
 sweet! We need some photos of this fine work.
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