8 miles
Distance
1,436 ft
Climb
-1,253 ft
Descent
01:03:24
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

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
    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
    01:03:24
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Status:
on Aug 7, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.4 (10 votes)

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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

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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.
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...
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Sep 25, 2018 @ 7:05pm
Sep 25, 2018
Telephone Loop, Bragg Creek
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Aug 27, 2018 @ 1:28pm
Aug 27, 2018
Telephone Loop, My City
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Aug 27, 2018 @ 1:28pm
Aug 27, 2018
Telephone Loop, My City
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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.
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