Snowy Owl Details
Riding areaWest Bragg Creek
Bragg Creek, Alberta
Winter only trail
DirectionBoth DirectionsPopular in reverse
Land ManagerAlberta Parks
This is a multi-use trail used by snowshoers, hikers and cyclists in winter. Please yield to non-cyclists.
The trail begins just west of the parking lot along the Mountain Road - look for the snowshoe/fatbike symbols on the steel posts. The doubletrack trail parallels the Mountain Road for a while, with a couple of exit points along the way. The trail crosses Bragg Creek by going over the bridge, and then meets the north end of Snowy Shortcut. Continuing on Snowy Owl will put you into the trees and brush before popping out again at a cattle guard on Mountain Road.
From here, the trail turns hard up a steep slope and back into the trees. Bumping along, you will climb out of the forest and into a series of cutblocks before dropping back into the trees on the way to Ranger Summit and Strange Brew. With fresh or drifted snow, the track may be difficult to follow - look for the steel posts with the orange blazes that mark the trail.
This trail is best when there is enough snowpack to cover up the stubs of alders and fill in some of the low spots. Without the snow, it's a rougher ride than most of the area trails.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Snowy Owl mountain bike trail
Altitude change446 ft
Altitude min4,629 ft
Altitude max5,095 ft
Altitude start4,629 ft
Altitude end5,074 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat2,141 ft
Avg reverse time00:43:39
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Snowy Owl Trail Reports
Apr 5, 2018 @ 9:02pmApr 5, 2018
Mar 24, 2018 @ 2:26pmMar 24, 2018
Mar 21, 2018 @ 8:32pmMar 21, 2018
|Rode late in day - very soft and slushy with narrow track and deep snow to sides in open areas with sun. Awesome hard pack in the trees.|
Mar 18, 2018 @ 3:25pmMar 18, 2018
Mar 17, 2018 @ 11:00amMar 17, 2018
2018 Shred List85 trails
Routes with this trail
|Winter short loop: boundary - strange - snowy - west crystal||6 miles|
|Frozen Rodeo 4.0 Short Loop||8 miles|
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