West Bragg Creek All-Season Trail Plan

The West Bragg Creek trails were designed as ski trails and have not been maintained for summer use. Despite being wet and muddy for much of the year, they still get a lot of summer use. The good news is that a planning process is now underway to improve the trail system.

I am a member of an advisory committee that is working on a plan to update the West Bragg trail system in order to improve it’s value as an XC trail network, to add snowshoe trails, and to make an enjoyable, sustainable summer trail network for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. We’re in the early stages of this planning process and there will be opportunities for public input later this year. The goal is to work quickly and have a plan done and approved in time to do some actual trail work starting next summer.

The planning area roughly goes from the top of the Telephone Loop to Allen Bill Pond and from the Tom Snow Trail to the eastern Kananaskis Country boundary.

I am interested in your thoughts about the existing trail network and your ideas and suggestions for a better all-season trail system. What needs to be fixed with the existing trails? Are there routes or features that you would like to see added to the trail system?

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  • Clive Cordery Oct 23, 2009, 6:20 am

    I think the existing trail system is just awesome. If we can keep things as they are and keep out the snowmobile/atv crowd I’ll be happy. As for changes , perhaps Tom Snow north from where it intersects with Moose loop could be groomed for skiing , at least part way? Also if new trails are being considered maybe a trail connecting the north part of Telephone Trail could be cut to intersect with Tom Snow?

  • Gillean Daffern Oct 11, 2009, 12:28 pm

    Re the ski trails, I would like to see two things happening: Telephone Loop to be brushed out and the well road between Moose Loop and Mountain Road (resource road) become part of the trail system. If I’m coming off Telephone and I’m in a hurry to reach the parking lot because dusk is approaching or something, the well road offers an easy and fast connector to Mountain Road without going all around the boonies. What does anyone else think? I know you use it because I see your ski tracks.

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