8 miles
Distance
1,436 ft
Climb
-1,253 ft
Descent
01:17:10
Avg time

Telephone Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Nordic Ski
  • 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
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #44176 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 35 in Skiing

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.

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
    01:17:10
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Status:
on May 20, 2020
Snow Covered
Avg: 2.5 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
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  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • 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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to telephone-loop trailhead (50.948670, -114.692270)
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      Telephone Loop Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 20, 2020 @ 8:50pm
      May 20, 2020
      Snow covered above reconnect
      May 2, 2020 @ 9:33am
      May 2, 2020
      GBCTA is requesting avoidance - mud/snow everywhere to avoid excessive damage.
      Jan 19, 2020 @ 4:48pm
      Jan 19, 2020
      Rode Telephone East from Disconnect to the parking lot. Mostly packed and fast with powderly loose snow on top, no ice, studs not needed today.
      Jan 19, 2020 @ 2:34pm
      Jan 19, 2020
      Dec 7, 2019 @ 3:19pm
      Dec 7, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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

      Photos

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      176 |
      Jan 11, 2019 @ 8:12am
      Jan 11, 2019
      91 |
      Sep 25, 2018 @ 7:05pm
      Sep 25, 2018
      120 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 1:28pm
      Aug 27, 2018
      119 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 1:28pm
      Aug 27, 2018

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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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