Trail Description: (counter clockwise) From Trailhead #1, head south across the Bragg Creek bridge, straight through the four way intersection and up the steep start of Ranger Summit Trail. A long steady climb leads to the summit of Ranger Summit. Halfway up the climb, there's a great viewpoint where you can see everything from West Bragg area to Moose Mountain. Keep climbing to the top where you'll find Baruch's Corner. A great overlook of the Banded Peak group complete with rock slab lounge chairs. A steep and steady descent brings you back down 330m vertical in a hurry with a few short uphills to check if you're legs are still attached. Continue straight through the Elbow & Iron Springs intersections and stay left at the Boundary Ridge Junction. The descent continues across Crystal Line and Sundog Loop before merging back out onto Crystal Line East. Continue down the last hill and across the first bridge before re-entering the four way intersection that you started out at. Turn right and cross Bragg Creek Bridge to Trailhead #1.
A classic three star link up complete with summit theater seating to sit and stare at the Kananaskis backdrop. Best done counter clockwise with the ascent up Ranger Summit and descent down Strange Brew.
Distance: 9.3 km
Elevation Gain: 330 m
Total Elevation Gain: 381m
Time: 45 min - 1.5 hours