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Awesome hike, pups had a great time being able to run and explore off leash.
We went at 1PM on Monday during the long weekend and it was actually nice and only a few bikers passed by. Definitely will go again! We took Ranger Summit up and Strange Brew down.
Strange Brew was a little soggy / muddy through the grassy areas

We did Telephone Trail up to Long Distance trail and took that down to Reconnect and ended with Braggin Rights. Took us about 4 hours 45 minutes including stopping for a break for about 20 ish minutes.
The ground was soft in places and icy/snowy in others but overall it was pretty dry.

cross country skiing
1 month ago

Hello All Trails.

"The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October."

Actually this trail is highly used as a popular x country ski trail all winter long. It is maintained by a group of local hard working volunteers and the generous donations of those who use it. It's one of the best well maintained short x country ski trails 45 minutes from Calgary.

This trail is an intermediate level for those who've x country skied and would not recommend for those who are new to skiing.

Yesterday I had one of the best spring skis on this trail in near perfect weather and snow conditions with our later spring. Great to be able to ski as late as 6pm with the house of longer daylight.

March 27
• ~4hrs to complete. With the snow getting quite slushy I took a little longer than I think I would've been if it had been summer
• The recorded Trail on here is a little deceiving. On the way back instead of continuing to follow Telephone [South], it loops you back up through a connecting trail. I followed that one, which was good as I don't think there would've been any views continuing Telephone
• Bring LOTS of water, even for the winter. I wasn't thinking and only brought 25oz. Come summer I'd probably bring 50oz plus the bladder considering there are several unshaded points.
• Would've been nicer with company. A few points felt a bit long. Would not do again during the winter.

Great hike

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

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
Sunday, May 21, 2017

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.

hiking
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

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hiking
9 months ago

mountain biking
9 months ago

Monday, March 27, 2017

snowshoeing
Sunday, January 29, 2017

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

mountain biking
Thursday, December 31, 2015

on Telephone Trail

hiking
Sunday, December 06, 2015

hiking
Sunday, November 29, 2015