In 2016, The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association focused on upgrading existing trails, adding new winter trails and enhancing the visitor experience. Significant investment and actions by Alberta Parks/Government of Alberta resulted in a number of important enhancements to the 141.3 km trail network that offers opportunities for just about every type of non-motorized trail user!
West Bragg Creek
The newest trail at West Bragg is a big hit. Supposedly a multi use trail, there is no question it was built as a mountain bike trail with its banked corners and mini undulations beloved by bikers. It’s a 6.2 km loop converging on a treed hilltop (rustic table and stumps), with a couple of viewpoints and benches along [...]
The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association (GBCTA) has produced an attractive map of Bragg Creek and area trails covering all but one of the multi-use, mountain bike, ski and snowshoe trails from the Kananaskis Country Boundary to just west of Moose Mountain Road, and from highway 66 to the north end of Telephone Loop. I [...]
Back to West Bragg! On a Friday afternoon we hiked the Ranger Hill Loop clockwise, i.e. Boundary Ridge and Strange Brew to the summit and Ranger Summit trail back down. It would be our first time doing the loop using the new trails in their entirety. No more flogging along Crystal Line and Loggers Loop. [...]
A loop for winter walkers and snowshoers from West Bragg parking that takes in parts of Braggin' Rights, Reconnect and Long Distance trails.
The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association has released two maps showing the conglomeration of trails around West Bragg including the new trails constructed over the past couple of years. The new trails, some of which are still under construction, are "multi-use" trails intended for walking, biking, snowshoeing and equestrian.
Snagmore is a new trail along the Elbow River and over a small hill, offering views of the Elbow Valley and the lovely fall colours.
The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association is well on its way to fulfilling their goal of completing construction of 45 km of new trails in the West Bragg Creek area by the end of this season. So far, about 41 km of trails have been flagged and roughly cleared and with about 30 km of that cleared to the 5’ wide by 10’ high standard.
An updated description of North Bragg Trail that suggests an additional loop at the north end and urges the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association to include the trail in their plans for upgrading the West Bragg trails.