8 miles
1,436 ft
-1,253 ft
Avg time

Telephone Loop Details

  • Riding area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • 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
    184 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,616 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,231 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,616 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,800 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,284 ft
  • Avg time
  • view trail stats
on Apr 28, 2018
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 2.4 (10 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to telephone-loop trailhead (50.948670, -114.692270)
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Telephone Loop Trail Reports

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.
Mar 25, 2018 @ 5:54pm
Mar 25, 2018
Rode late the whole loop CCW this afternoon. Nice hard pack up to the Reconnect junction on the East, and nice soft pack S of the Reconnect...
Mar 18, 2018 @ 3:25pm
Mar 18, 2018
Jan 27, 2018 @ 11:45am
Jan 27, 2018
Snow packed and running fast for the most part. Some glazed ice on top so studs are a help. There's a huge ice flow between the two intersections...
Jan 22, 2018 @ 6:06am
Jan 22, 2018
Rode the East side of Telephone on Sunday. Was in super excellent condition. Looked good past the Long Distance junction.
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Feb 26, 2016 @ 11:22am
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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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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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