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.
Trail Length Season Permitted Activities (Legend) Status
Elbow (Summer) 4.6 km Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Bobcat 4.2 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Boundary Ridge (Winter) 5.2 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Braggin Rights (Winter) 0.7 km Winter Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Bunny Loop 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)

Warning: The segment between Crystal Links #1 and #2 crosses a swamp and is not recommended.

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

June 5th: Wet, muddy patches. 

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)

May 19th: Wet, with muddy sections and snow/ice patches.

3.1 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Demi-Tel 2.3 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Disconnect 1.6 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Elbow North (Winter) 3.4km one-way / 6.8km return Winter Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Open
Fisher 0.2 km Winter Hiking Hiking Snowshoeing Open
Hostel Loop (Summer) km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Hostel Loop (Winter) 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) 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)

May 19th: Wet, with muddy sections and snow/ice patches.

km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Loggers Loop (Summer) km Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
Loggers Loop (Winter)

May 19th: Wet, with muddy sections and snow/ice patches.

km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Long Distance (Summer) 8.6 km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Merlin View 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)

May 19th: Wet, with muddy sections and snow/ice patches.

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

May 19th: Wet, with muddy sections and snow/ice patches.

3.8 km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Old Hostel Road 0.8 km Year-round Hiking Hiking Snowshoeing Open
Old Shell Road

Warning: The creek crossing, near Mountain Road, is a deep, wet ford.

1.5 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Warning
Ranger Summit (Summer) 4.2 km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Reconnect 1.4 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Snagmore 5.0 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Trail Running Open
Snakes and Ladders 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)

May 19th: Wet, with muddy patches.

Note: Fat biking allowed west of Telephone Loop East Trail only.

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

Warning: The section between blue bridge (on Mountain Road) and Moose Connector is closed, as it crosses a bog. A few wet, muddy sections elsewhere.

6.6 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Snowshoeing Warning
Snowy Shortcut 0.6 km Year-round Hiking E-bikes Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Strange Brew 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)

May 5th: 10-30cm of wet snow on a mostly snow base, with some bare patches starting to appear.

km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Telephone Loop East (Summer) km Summer E-bikes Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian OHVing Open
Telephone Loop East (Winter)

May 13th: Mostly dirt for the first 3 km from the parking lot, then a mix of dirt and ice strips.

km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing Warning
Telephone Loop West (Summer) km Summer Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
Telephone Loop West (Winter)

May 17th: 3-5 cm of wet snow, which will melt as the snowfall changes to rain. Wet.

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

May 19th: Wet, with muddy sections and snow/ice patches. The segment between Crystal Links #1 and #2 crosses a swamp-Not Recommended.

km Winter Cross Country Skiing Open
Ranger Summit (Winter) 4.2 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Long Distance (Winter)

May 19th: Wet, with muddy patches.

8.6 km Winter Hiking Fat Biking Hiking OHVing Snowshoeing Open
Boundary Horse 4.3 km Year-round Hiking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Snowshoeing Open
Iron Horse 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 2.1 km Winter Hiking Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian Open
Moose 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 sensitive wet areas.

km Summer Hiking Warning / Wet
Snowshoe Hare East (Winter)

May 18th: Damp or wet dirt, with some muddy patches.

km Winter Hiking Hiking Snowshoeing Open

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