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Southern Flow

 3 votes

11.7 Miles 18.8 Kilometers


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Singletrack

2,084' 635 m

Ascent

-2,082' -635 m

Descent

5,545' 1,690 m

High

4,542' 1,384 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Unknown

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A fantastic loop combining most of the singletrack trails on Ranger and Boundary ridges.

Paul Lindfield

Overview

Probably the best way to link up the trails to the south of the West Bragg Creek trailhead into a great flowing loop. Ride anti-clockwise for best effect. For a much shorter alternative try the Goldilocks Loop.

Need to Know

This loop can also be ridden from the Allen Bill trailhead on Highway 66 - take the Elbow trail to Snagmore.

Description

This ride begins the same as the Goldilocks Loop. Leave the West Bragg Creek parking area via the south-west corner and cross the bridge over the creek. Ranger Summit trail starts about 50m up the trail at a major intersection with the Crystal Line ski trail.

The trail climbs steadily for 3.5km until it reaches the ridge. Look out for a short optional detour after 2.75km via a minor summit with good views to the east. Once at the ridge the trail turns to the south east and climbs to the summit at the junction with Bobcat and Strange Brew.

Begin your descent down the Bobcat trail but don't get too caught up in Bobcat's fun - after a bermed turn to the right look out for the wooden sign indicating the Sugar Mama trail on the left. Watch out for cattle and hikers as you descend the technical flowy trail down the south-west facing side of the ridge. At the bottom you'll drop out on to the Elbow Trail and find Snagmore immediately ahead of you.

Snagmore and Boundary Ridge link together to get you back to the West Bragg Creek trailhead. You'll cross over the Elbow and Iron Springs ski trails a few times near the transition from Snagmore to Boundary Ridge. (In a pinch those doubletrack ski trails can get you home much quicker.)

Snagmore starts off fairly flat and then climbs fairly hard for 1km before making a twisting descent. Boundary Ridge climbs again for 2km, at a slightly easier grade, and finally treats you to a 3km sweep back to the trailhead. When you drop out of the final turn on to Crystal Line just continue ahead and swing right to the Bragg Creek bridge.

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Aug 5, 2017
Spur 4life
Jul 29, 2015
Véronique Thériault
Lots of climbing!!
Jul 28, 2015
Véronique Thériault
Aug 11, 2014
Shirley Roberts
Jul 18, 2014
David Mills
1h 55m
Aug 18, 2012
David Mills
Pretty much ideal conditions - dry, a little cool, light breeze... 12mi — 2h 15m

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