Telephone Loop Details
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.
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 change184 ft
Altitude min4,616 ft
Altitude max5,231 ft
Altitude start4,616 ft
Altitude end4,800 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat1,284 ft
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Telephone Loop Trail Reports
Oct 31, 2017 @ 5:03amOct 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 @ 8:11amOct 16, 2017
Oct 7, 2017 @ 2:31pmOct 7, 2017
|Clear to Disconnect. Mostly dry, muddy in low spots. Lots of hoof prints but not churned up too badly.|
Sep 16, 2017 @ 4:56pmSep 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 @ 6:23pmAug 16, 2017
|Fresh bear scat at the north end of telephone east, south of the long distance turn off|
Routes with this trail
|Braggin Rights/Merlin/Ranger/Boundry||20 miles|
|Frozen Rodeo 4.0 Short Loop||8 miles|
|Bigger than Just Strange Brew||10 miles|
|Calgary Cycle Kids Day Out||4 miles|