7.9 miles
1,413 ft
-1,220 ft
Avg time

Telephone Loop Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

One of the oldest trails in the area, double track for the most part, and usually lots of mud unless it's really dry out. The steepest sections are in the east end. The west end past the junction with Long Distance is not great. Tom Snow is the only trail in the area that is wet more often than Telephone Loop, which should tell you something. If you're going to ride the whole trail, wait until late August or into September when it's not quite as sloppy.

The trail is rated blue 'cause it's not beginner-friendly, not because it's very technical or steep.

Access Info

CCW: access the trail from the east part of the West Bragg parking lot. There are signs and maps to guide you.
CW: access is off of the access road west of the parking lot, or get to it from Bragging Rights.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Telephone Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    194 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,616 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,239 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,616 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,810 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4.2 miles
  • Distance down
    3.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,980 ft
  • Avg time
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on Dec 4, 2016
Avg: 2.45 (9 votes)

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Telephone Loop Trail Reports

Dec 4, 2016 @ 6:00am
Dec 4, 2016
Rode this Saturday, December 4 on fatbikes. Multiple ice flows would have made studs welcome but not strictly necessary. Aside from that, good...
Nov 4, 2016 @ 1:21pm
Nov 4, 2016
Until long distance intersection trail is muddy in spots, but is drying quickly in the warm windy weather. Did not proceed on west half due to...
Jun 26, 2016 @ 9:44pm
Jun 26, 2016
The West have of the loop has a lot of very wet/ muddy spots.
Apr 7, 2016 @ 8:37am
Apr 7, 2016
From GBCTA: "Wet muddy sections. Do not use"
Mar 10, 2016 @ 3:00pm
Mar 10, 2016
ski trail is still not recommended, ice, bare patches, tree needles
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Feb 26, 2016 @ 11:22am
Feb 26, 2016
Telephone Loop, Bragg Creek
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Telephone Loop, Bragg Creek
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Feb 26, 2016 @ 11:22am
Feb 26, 2016
Telephone Loop, Bragg Creek
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Feb 26, 2016 @ 11:22am
Feb 26, 2016
Telephone Loop, Bragg Creek

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag brucep (Jul 4, 2016 at 22:49)
 I did the loop counter clockwise with my wife. I think it would be better to have longer descent and shorter steep up.

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