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snowshoeing
2 days ago

Great for beginners. It was snowing when we started and it was beautiful!

snowshoeing
11 days ago

We went counter-clockwise up Ranger Summit then down along Strange Brew/Boundary Ridge. Despite recent heavy snow, the trail was icy in several spots and the snow was thin in tree-covered areas. Lots of roots and rocks that took away from an otherwise enjoyable trek. Signage wasn't great to get onto the trail but very clear once you're there. Less traffic than the north side trails in this area but still fairly popular.

snowshoeing
18 days ago

Great starter trail, family friendly. We went counterclockwise starting at the parking lot - first half is more uphill than second but nothing too much for first-timers. Quieter than the other nearby trails though still a bit busy.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

2 months ago

too icy to walk even with poles and crampons on November 29th so we picked a more sun exposed trail

backpacking
3 months ago

Great way to spend 3-4 hours on a sunny Sunday afternoon afternoon. Trail is well maintained and well marked. Only complaint is there were not that many viewpoints, otherwise well worth it.

This really is a great intermediate hiking trail. Very beautiful and some sections and serene.

trail running
7 months ago

His was a slog at times. My legs wanted to quit and did many times. We took ridgeback up and Tom snow down. 12.8km loop, we omitted the top 3k loop and I'm glad. This one was a tough one but a great time along the wooded ridge.

hiking
7 months ago

The parking lot is a disaster and is not very well labeled so we had to wander around a it to find this trail.
There are lots of maps along the way once you get started though which was helpful. Lots of trails in the area so definitely keep checking in with those maps!
We did Boundary Ridge-Strange Brew-Ranger Summit. The trail was nice and it was enjoyable but the views weren't anything spectacular. There weren't many hikers and mostly just mountain bikers.
It seems like Bragg Creek area is more for mountain biking than hiking.

Nice trail for an easy walk in the woods. Great for fat bike in winter!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice loop, not too steep, but no views to speak of. This would be a fantastic trail run.

hiking
8 months ago

Great easy hike through forested area. Trail starts out on Boundary Ridge which eventually turns into Strange Brew and can loop back on Ranger Summit (steeper, shorter trail). 2 hours up, 1 hour down. Lots of trails in the area, can't wait to go back and explore

8 months ago

What a great trail. The loop around through Ranger Summit was good. Wouldn't recommend starting up Ranger Summit as it is ascending quite aggressively.

hiking
9 months ago

poor signage. we were looking to do Alder trail but no signs to follow so this was a blend of Alder and powder connector and we turned around so not to get lost. great trail otherwise.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful scenery.

Came up boundary ridge, connected to strange brew.
Then returned through Ranger Summit.

Strange Brew was the best part.
We went up May long. Wasn't very busy up,
But Ranger summit was much more populated.

hiking
9 months ago

We hiked up boundary ridge and strange brew, came back on ranger summit.

The ranger summit portion was decent.
Pretty busy on May long.
No snow, very sunny.
A fellow hiker said there was snow and ice a week prior but it had all melted by now.

10 months ago

We really enjoyed this trail. As per the Alberta 'spring' we saw all 4 seasons in 3 hours. We parked on the right side of the road, in the parking area where the trails office is located. There are tons of trails to pick from, the one we picked starts over the bridge. (Our full walk we took is below.) The beginning of the trail is very icy so make sure you have crampons. The trails are very well signposted - one of the best we have been on.

There is a toilet block in the car park. Due to the massive amount of trails in this area you can swap and change paths a lot, depending on how you are feeling. Elevation is not difficult in the area we were in. Crampons were a most on this trail. Even if you think you don't need them anymore, you will!

The trail we took was relatively quiet, we only saw a handful of people.

hiking
11 months ago

Hiked up to the summit from the West Bragg parking area before returning via Strange Brew. Mid-march trail was still mostly ice-covered, micro-spikes were a huge benefit for us.

Trail is mostly a walk in the woods, but is consistently uphill (we recorded over 300m of elevation gain). Views are limited as you are in trees nearly the whole way which has the side-benefit of protection from the winds in the area.

Overall a pleasant and quick escape from Calgary.

hiking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

A decent forest trail with a few nice views. Something for everyone.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hard for beginners.

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