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
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on Oct 31, 2017
Avg: 2.45 (9 votes)

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Telephone Loop Trail Reports

Oct 31, 2017 @ 5:03am
Oct 31, 2017
Rode Telephone / Long Distance loop monday. Probably a dozen or more tress down still, but none that will catch you by surprise.
Oct 16, 2017 @ 8:11am
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 7, 2017 @ 2:31pm
Oct 7, 2017
Clear to Disconnect. Mostly dry, muddy in low spots. Lots of hoof prints but not churned up too badly.
Sep 16, 2017 @ 4:56pm
Sep 16, 2017
Lots of mud. Horses also decided to walk trough there so it's basically a swamp. Gets better and the single tracks are still dry. Would go...
Aug 16, 2017 @ 6:23pm
Aug 16, 2017
Fresh bear scat at the north end of telephone east, south of the long distance turn off
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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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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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