Moose Mountain, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada
Still a relatively unknown trail to most, the Ridgeback trail was built the fall of 2010 by CMBA
with the help of a grant received from the Canadian government. The trail is anything but boring. You’ll find it twists, rolls, climbs and descends along a sweet tight singletrack. It may be ridden either direction, so watch out for oncoming traffic, as an out-and-back, or as a part of a loop. The trail criss-crosses Tom Snow in several spots providing the rider an option to bail out from the trail via Tom Snow, if short on time or running out of steam.
The great thing about Ridgeback is that it is a fun trail to ride on its own or even better when combined as a part of a loop. Loop this trail by starting your ride up Pneuma
, over to Moosepackers
and down Ridgeback, or ride up Tom Snow
from Station Flats to descend back down Ridgeback. I personally find Ridgeback flows best when descended.
The trail stats provided are based on riding Ridgeback down from Moosepackers to Station Flats. If riding from station flats, expect twice the elevation gain and about an hour longer to ascend.