3,226 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-176 ft
Descent
00:07:13
Avg time

Snowy Shortcut Details

  • Riding Area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Winter only trail
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #55486 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Snowy Shortcut is a winding singletrack through the trees that bypasses the clearcut sections of the west end of Snowy Owl. It's not a built trail the way the rest of the West Bragg singletrack is - the alders and some branches were cut back, and if the snowpack is thin, it's a bit bumpy.

Access Info

North access is from the junction of Snowy Owl and the Mountain Road.
South access is from the junction of Snowy Owl near the West Crystal Line XC ski trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Snowy Shortcut bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -171 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,688 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,858 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,858 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,688 ft
  • Grade
    -5.29%
  • Grade max
    -16.226%
  • Grade min
    4.903%
  • Distance climb
    212 ft
  • Distance down
    2,722 ft
  • Distance flat
    291 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:30
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Status:
on Mar 13, 2019
Freeze/thaw Cycle
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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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  • 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
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      Snowy Shortcut Trail Reports

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      Mar 13, 2019 @ 7:06pm
      Mar 13, 2019
      Slush in exposed areas. Freeze thaw cycle has begun. Difference of 24 hours is the trails are in better shape and the groomer was out early in the...
      Mar 12, 2019 @ 7:03pm
      Mar 12, 2019
      Riding in snowfall, trails had ice underneath but were covered with a thick now base - soft
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 2:45pm
      Jan 5, 2019
      Hard packed with spots of pine needle coated ice. Studs make it more fun, not necessary though.
      Mar 24, 2018 @ 2:26pm
      Mar 24, 2018
      Mar 18, 2018 @ 3:25pm
      Mar 18, 2018
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      6 Months
      • 69 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
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      • 173 rides
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