Distance: Over 80 km
Time: 1 hr – 2 days
Elevation Gain: N/A
Elevation Loss: N/A

Technical Rating: Beginner – Expert
Physical Rating: Easy – Extreme
Season: June – October
Permit Required: No

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Located near Bragg Creek and about 45 minutes west of Calgary, Moose Mountain is a mountain biker’s play land. Littered with a large number of downhill and x-country trails ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert, this area has enough riding to keep you busy for a couple of days.

Downhill trails in the area include Technical Trail Features (TTFs) such as wooden structures, drops and gaps. They range from steep and gnarly descents down fall lines to flowy and smooth switchbacks with perfectly bermed corners to test your bike handling prowess. Most downhill trails were originally built by dedicated riders/builders, but development of new trails and maintenance has since come under the stewardship of Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society (MMBTS); a volunteered based organization.

The x-country singletrack trails in the area vary from winding singletrack climbs and descents to fire roads and doubletracks. All the new x-country trails in the area, including Pneuma and Ridgeback, have been built to traverse and flow along the landscape. Ridgeback is looked after by the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance (CMBA), while Pneuma was built by and is the responsibility of the MMBTS. MMBTS’s mandate is to maintain and grow the existing network of downhill and x-country trails located on Moose Mountain.

If you’re into riding a big bike on trails accessible by a shuttle vehicle or looking to pedal your all-mountain/x-country rig up some winding and technical singletrack, then Moose Mountain is the place for you. With all the area has to offer, you are sure to come back over and over again. Please note the seasonal road closure. Moose Mountain Road is closed annually from December 1 – May 15.

TRAILHEAD | N50.89947 W114.70112 (STATION FLATS)

From Bragg Creek take Hwy 22 south, turning west (right) on to Hwy 66. Drive west past Mclean Creek and a short distance past Station Flats. About 2.8 km past Station Flats look for Moose Mountain Rd., located on the north side (right) of Hwy 66. The road is all gravel with a small parking area located at the bottom, next to the Pneuma trailhead. All downhill trails are accessed via Moose Mountain Road. If you’re riding x-country then you may want to park at Station Flats, depending on the trail(s) you decide to ride.

GPS
N50.89947 W114.70112 (Station Flats)
N50.8729403 W114.722886 (Moose Mt. Rd.)
N50.87331 W114.75560 (Ing’s Mine)

bikepirate rating: 5 Skulls

DOWNHILL TRAILS

For a full description, photos and GPS data, please click on the link below.

Bridge Connector Trail (BCT) : As a result of the June 2013 floods, the Bridge Connector Trail is no more. The majority of the trail was washed away, along with the newly built bridge across Canyon Creek. During the summer months Canyon Creek mostly runs dry and is crossable; however, in the spring the water runs high and crossing it is tricky and at times dangerous. Please use common sense and if crossing expect to get wet.

X-COUNTRY TRAILS

For a full description, photos and GPS data, please click on the link below.