8 miles
Distance
1,436 ft
Climb
-1,253 ft
Descent
00:17:24
Avg time

Telephone Loop Details

  • Riding area
    West Bragg Creek
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • 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
    00:17:24
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Status:
on Sep 16, 2017
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 2.45 (9 votes)

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Telephone Loop Trail Reports

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Sep 16, 2017 @ 4:56pm
3 days
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
Jul 10, 2017 @ 6:48am
Jul 10, 2017
Large Leaning tree still on the first 1/3 of the trail. Completely Dry. Full HD.
Jul 4, 2017 @ 8:15am
Jul 4, 2017
there is a large fresh tree leaning in the first third, making the headroom tight. One mud puddle, otherwise dry or tacky. Lots of overgrowth due...
Jun 29, 2017 @ 9:38am
Jun 29, 2017
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Feb 26, 2016 @ 11:22am
Feb 26, 2016
Telephone Loop, Bragg Creek
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Telephone Loop, Bragg Creek
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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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