West Bragg Creek Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Trails

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Alberta Environment and Parks, in partnership with Bragg Creek Trails, is developing a new trails plan for the West Bragg Creek area.
Visit www.Alberta.ca/WBCtrails for more information.
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself.
Trail Length Season Permitted Activities (Legend) Status
Elbow (Summer) 4.6 km Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Bobcat

FEB 3: Variable packed and soft snow with ice and bare dirt patches.

4.2 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Boundary Ridge (Winter)

FEB 3: Machine packed snow to Strange Brew junction; variable user packed snow up the ridge and on the south end.

5.2 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Braggin Rights (Winter)

Jan 30: Machine compacted snow

0.7 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Bunny Loop

 Dec 17: User packed snow

0.3 km Winter Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Snowshoeing Open
Chickadee Loop (Summer) km Summer Hiking Open
Chickadee Loop (Winter) km Winter Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Open
Crystal Line - East (Summer) km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Crystal Line - East (Winter) km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Crystal Line - Middle (Summer)

Closure: Closed for summer use between Crystal Link #1 and #2 as it crosses a bog

km Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Closed
Crystal Line - West Multi-Use

Jan 30: Machine compacted snow

3.1 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Crystal Line - West (Summer) 3.1 km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Crystal Line - West (Winter)

Jan 27: New snow on firm packed and glazed snow with ice patches.

3.1 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Demi-Tel

FEB 3 : User packed snow on a firm base.

2.3 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Disconnect

Jan 31: Machine compacted snow

1.6 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Elbow North (Winter)

Dec 27: Machine and user compacted snow

 

3.4km one-way / 6.8km return Winter Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Open
Fisher

Feb 3 : User packed snow.

0.2 km Winter Hiking Hiking Snowshoeing Open
Hostel Loop (Summer) km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Hostel Loop (Winter)

Warning: Extensive debris from wind . Caution advised!

km Winter Cross Country Skiing Warning
Hostel Meadow Loop 0.3 km Year-round Hiking Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Open
Iron Creek (Summer) 1.9 km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Iron Creek (Winter)

Feb 3 : Machine groomed snow.

1.9 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Open
Iron Springs (Summer) km Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
Iron Springs (Winter) km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Loggers Loop (Summer) km Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
Loggers Loop (Winter) km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Long Distance (Summer) 8.6 km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Merlin View

Jan 30: Machine compacted snow.

6.1 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Moose Connector (Summer) km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Moose Connector (Winter) km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Moose Loop (Summer) km Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
Moose Loop (Winter) km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Mountain View (Summer) 1.5 km Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
Mountain View (Winter)

Warning: Bare section on summit and parts west.

1.5 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Warning
Mountain View West (Summer) 3.8 km Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
Mountain View West (Winter) 3.8 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Old Hostel Road

Jan 27: New snow on a user compacted base

0.8 km Year-round Hiking Hiking Snowshoeing Open
Old Shell Road

Jan 30: Machine compacted snow.

 

1.5 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Ranger Summit (Summer) 4.2 km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Reconnect

Jan 30: Machine compacted snow.

1.4 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Snagmore

Feb 3: User packed snow

5.0 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Snakes and Ladders

Feb 3: User packed snow on the Snakes side. Soft snow and little user traffic on the Ladders half.

4.6 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Snowshoe Hare West (Summer) 2.4 one-way km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Snowshoe Hare West (Winter)

Jan 30: Machine compacted snow.

Fat biking allowed west of Telephone Loop East Trail only

km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Snowy Owl

Jan 30: Machine compacted snow between Strange Brew and Mountain Road. First 300m west of parking lot is closed due to flooding; use Mountain Road instead.

Warning: The first 300m west of the parking lot is closed due to flooding/beaver dam. Use Mountain Road for 300m.

6.6 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Partially Closed
Snowy Shortcut

Jan 30: Machine compacted snow

0.6 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Strange Brew

Jan 30: Machine compacted snow.

km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Sundog (Summer) km Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
Sundog (Winter) km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Telephone Loop East (Summer) km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Telephone Loop East (Winter)

Feb 3 : Machine groomed snow.

km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing Warning
Telephone Loop West (Summer)

Warning: This section of trail is not recommended April 1 - November 30 due to wet conditions. 

km Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Warning
Telephone Loop West (Winter)

Jan 27: New snow on a firm packed base.

Warning: Backcountry Trail; multi-use. Rough, narrow trail with Exposed ground hazards on eastern section.

km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing Warning
Whitetail

Jan 30: Machine compacted snow.

km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Mountain Road

Feb 3 : Machine groomed snow.

 

km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing Open
Ridgeback 8.8 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Sugar Daddy

Feb 3: User packed snow.

3.6 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Sugar Mama

Feb 3: User packed snow.

3.5 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Boundary Ridge (Summer) 5.2 km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Braggin Rights (Summer) 0.7 km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Crystal Line - Middle (Winter) km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Ranger Summit (Winter)

Jan 30: Machine compacted snow.

4.2 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Long Distance (Winter)

Jan 31: Machine compacted snow.

8.6 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Boundary Horse

Jan 27: New snow on a user compacted base

4.3 km Year-round Hiking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Snowshoeing Open
Iron Horse

Jan 27: New snow on a user compacted base

2.4 km Winter Hiking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Snowshoeing Open
Iron Vista 1.3 km Winter Hiking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
Sugar Pony 0.9 km Winter Hiking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
West Meadow

Jan 27: New snow on a user compacted base.

 

2.1 km Winter Hiking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
Moose

Feb 3 : User packer snow

1.5 km Year-round Hiking Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Snowshoe Hare East (Summer)

Warning: Not recommended for summer use because the route crosses several wet areas.

km Summer Hiking Warning
Snowshoe Hare East (Winter)

Jan 27: New snow on a mix of hard packed and glazed snow, ice and bare dirt patches.

km Winter Hiking Hiking Snowshoeing Open

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