8 miles
Distance
1,436 ft
Climb
-1,253 ft
Descent
01:05:03
Avg time

Telephone Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #44176 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    184 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,616 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,231 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,616 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,800 ft
  • Grade
    0.447%
  • Grade max
    -30.61%
  • Grade min
    20.497%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,284 ft
  • Avg time
    01:05:03
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Status:
on Jan 6, 2019
Icy
Avg: 2.4 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • 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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Telephone Loop Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 12:50pm
      Jan 6, 2019
      Massive amounts of hard Packed snow/ice - studs highly recommended
      Aug 7, 2018 @ 9:57pm
      Aug 7, 2018
      Telephone East dry and clear today. Returned by Long Distance Reconnect and Telephone West all dry and clear, a great ride.
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:31am
      Jul 16, 2018
      East telephone is dry as a bone. Came down Long Distance, also dry. Good shape
      May 27, 2018 @ 1:14pm
      May 27, 2018
      Apr 28, 2018 @ 11:16pm
      Apr 28, 2018
      Lots of sections that were slushy and had to hike the bike, ride to disconnect and took quite a bit.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 62 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      16 |
      Jan 11, 2019 @ 8:12am
      Jan 11, 2019
      Telephone Loop, Bragg Creek
      13 |
      Sep 25, 2018 @ 7:05pm
      Sep 25, 2018
      Telephone Loop, Bragg Creek
      16 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 1:28pm
      Aug 27, 2018
      Telephone Loop, My City
      16 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 1:28pm
      Aug 27, 2018
      Telephone Loop, My City

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag bproch (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.
      [Reply]

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