Distance: 8.6 km
Time: 45 min – 1.5 hrs
Elevation Gain: 272 m
Elevation Loss: 273 m

Technical Rating: Intermediate
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: June – October
Permit Required: No

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Northern Flow Loop combines some of the best singletrack trails located on the north side of the West Bragg Creek Trails network to form a short, but fun loop. The loop may be ridden in either direction, but I found it to flow best when riding clockwise. Begin the loop directly from the West Bragg Creek carpark by riding north on Braggin Rights. Mountain bike up Braggin Rights to Reconnect and over to Long Distance. From Long Distance head south (right) back down to the carpark. This loop has minimal elevation gain and can be ridden in 45 minutes or less when cranking it, or in about an hour and a half at cruising speed. This is a great loop to do if you’re short on time and want to combine a few of the really fun trails located in the area.

TRAILHEAD | N50 56.898 W114 41.584

From Bragg Creek take Balsam Ave west to Centre Ave. Turn southwest (left) at the T-junction on to Centre Ave. Drive southwest on Centre Ave, which will turn into Township Rd. 232. Continue on Township Rd. 232 until you hit the gravel road. Cross the cattle guard and drive to the well-marked parking area just ahead on your right (500 metres down the road). The trail begins north of the parking lot up Braggin Rights.

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