The West Bragg Creek trails were designed as ski trails and have not been maintained for summer use. Despite being wet and muddy for much of the year, they still get a lot of summer use. The good news is that a planning process is now underway to improve the trail system.
I am a member of an advisory committee that is working on a plan to update the West Bragg trail system in order to improve it’s value as an XC trail network, to add snowshoe trails, and to make an enjoyable, sustainable summer trail network for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. We’re in the early stages of this planning process and there will be opportunities for public input later this year. The goal is to work quickly and have a plan done and approved in time to do some actual trail work starting next summer.
The planning area roughly goes from the top of the Telephone Loop to Allen Bill Pond and from the Tom Snow Trail to the eastern Kananaskis Country boundary.
I am interested in your thoughts about the existing trail network and your ideas and suggestions for a better all-season trail system. What needs to be fixed with the existing trails? Are there routes or features that you would like to see added to the trail system?
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