Ranger Summit Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Ranger Summit Trail is a 8.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
374 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
14 days ago

I didn’t find the mountain bikes to be all that many. No problem for me to share the trail. Took strange brew/boundary ridge back which makes a nice loop. Ended up being 11km. Not strenuous, some switchbacks. Strange brew more of a rocky trail. Dog enjoyed it as well.

hiking
2 months ago

Would have rated higher but for the mountain bikes

hiking
2 months ago

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

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.

Monday, March 27, 2017