Strange Brew

MODERATE 26 reviews

Strange Brew is a 9.7 kilometer lightly trafficked loop 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
9.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
374 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wildlife

snow

Connects Ranger Summit Trail with Boundary Ridge Trail. Pleasant trail through the forest and foothills of West Bragg Creek. Popular with hikers and mountain bikers year round.

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome trails, love that my pups can be off leash!
Great hike took Ranger summit up and came back down with Strange Brew trail.
Took about 2 hours (Can take longer if you complete the full loop)

hiking
18 days ago

Was on the trail for 2 km to use between sugar momma and sugar daddy. Good switchbacks.

snowshoeing
3 months 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.

5 months ago

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

backpacking
6 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.

hiking
10 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.

hiking
11 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

11 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
Sunday, May 21, 2017

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.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

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.

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