Home  >>Trails >> Trails Around The World >>Canada >>Alberta >>

Lat: Lng:

Telephone Trail

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Tonnes of singletrack that winds it's way through mixed/wood foothills forests as it follows the route of a telephone line that once connected the elbow and jumping pound ranger stations. This trail is located in an area of low rolling foothills where there are no major peaks or landmarks and all though it is marked with ski trail signs it has several junctions with seismic roads where you could easly get lost. Enjoy this trail and all it has to offer!! P.S. (full susp is kinda nice here)
discuss this trail in the Western Canada forum >>
post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)


[X]Cancel
Latitude
50.95053279838818
Longitude
-114.67683792114258
Trail Directions
15 minute drive west of Bragg Creek, On Township Road 232. To West Bragg Creek Parking lot. Get yourself on to the fire road on the south west corner of the lot.Starts off on a fire road, for the first 1.8km called Mtn.Road Trail. Go right after the seccond gate, and you will cross a small stream and head up a long shallow climb (0.7km)
Trail Length
15 Km
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Bragg Creek
   


Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 5 (7 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
September 6, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: dbblackdiamond ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This a very nice rolling trail. It is fairly short (15km), so it can make for a nice after work trail. The start can be a bit punishing as it starts uphill straight out of the parking lot if done counterclock-wise, but nothing too serious (unlike Powderface).
Doing it counterclock-wise ensure a nice fast rolling descent at the end.

One word of caution though: watch the weather. This trail can be seriously wet and muddy if the weather has been wet the few weeks or days before. There is nothing too technical about this trail: a couple of creek crossing, a rooty section and some fast loose rock descent. There is no maor uphill either, just a couple of nice leg-burning climb with loose rocks in them, just for good measure.

To sum it up, this trail can be as punishing or as easy as you want it to be.

Recommended Route:
Counterclock-wise from the parking lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Elbow loop, Powderface



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
September 6, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: dbblackdiamond ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This a very nice rolling trail. It is fairly short (15km), so it can make for a nice after work trail. The start can be a bit punishing as it starts uphill straight out of the parking lot if done counterclock-wise, but nothing too serious (unlike Powderface).
Doing it counterclock-wise ensure a nice fast rolling descent at the end.

One word of caution though: watch the weather. This trail can be seriously wet and muddy if the weather has been wet the few weeks or days before. There is nothing too technical about this trail: a couple of creek crossing, a rooty section and some fast loose rock descent. There is no maor uphill either, just a couple of nice leg-burning climb with loose rocks in them, just for good measure.

To sum it up, this trail can be as punishing or as easy as you want it to be.

Recommended Route:
Counterclock-wise from the parking lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Elbow loop, Powderface



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
March 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: pinkrobe ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Fast, non-technical singletrack is the name of the game on this route. Starting from the West Bragg parking lot, head up the short climb into the woods and you're on the trail. Avoid this trail in the early season because of the huge bogs that exist at about the halfway point. I don't usually bother with it until late June because it's so sloppy. Recent changes to the trail include clearing 15-20 logs that had been laying across the trail near the start, requiring mandatory dismounts. Challenging for beginners, nice and fast for intermediates and a nice cruise for advanced riders. Try not to widen the trail. Ride the mud! This also makes a FANTASTIC night ride [watch for bears].

Recommended Route:
Counter-clockwise is the best, since it will be mostly downhill on the muddy parts.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Moosepackers! Sulphur Springs, Powderface, etc.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
August 28, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Peter Valchev , from Calgary, AB

Summary:
When it's real hot and dry and all other trails are
too dusty for you, you should ride this otherwise
muddy and swampy in places trail. It does not gain
as much elevation as others in that area but is
screaming fast almost all the way! Never too steep,
the hills are all bikeable, and you are quickly
rewarded by a following fast downhill each time. It
gets scary at times... watch out for cows when going
fast. Too bad there was logging in the area and
there are open sections in the middle of the woods,
but that is not going to improve soon. You are in
shades most of the time

Watch out for that barbed fence in the first quarter
of the way! I almost wiped out there, there is a sign
but it's too close to it :-)

Overall, a sweet rewarding ride, without too much
effort. I would rate it to 'moderate' even willing
beginners

Recommended Route:
Counter-clockwise from the parking lot, to the right
of the washrooms

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Powderface short loop, Moose-packers, Sulphur



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
October 24, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: John Brown , from calgary, ab. canada

Summary:
a few steep climbs, longest being 700-800 meters, fairly technical descents. trail maintenace is improving some rocky conditions. overall an enjoyable ride.

Recommended Route:
theres only 1 route, follow the signs,

Other recommended trails in the same area:
numerous trails in nearby viscinity



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 5 (7 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5
 


Shimano:

XT M785 MTB Wheelset
$367
$631.23
CyclingExpress.com


SRAM:

X.7 3x10 Trigger Shifters
$53.98
$70.00
Blue Sky Cycling