1.6 miles
Distance
86 ft
Climb
-858 ft
Descent
00:11:58
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 7-27 Trail
  • past supporters

  • Alberta Trail Net
    2015

7-27 Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    7 of 27
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #70
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Environment and Parks

The name is pronounced “7 of 27 Descent” and is inspired by the unique well identifier for the Shell 7 of 27 well site. The well is located in Legal Sub-Division 7 of Section 27 Township 22 Range 6 west of the 5th Meridian. (near the entrance to Billy Dog) The trail starts near the Shell 7 of 27 well site. The name might also make one think of the popular 3 engine Boeing 727 aircraft of the 1960’s and 1970’s. The 7-27 Descent trail was included in the MMBTS 5 year plan prepared in late 2010.

In 2015 the first 1.5 km of trail was machine built thanks to Cornerstone Excavating of Kimberley and a $28,822 grant from the Alberta Recreational Trails Partnership. The remaining 1.1 km was hand built by a few dedicated volunteers and will hopefully be upgraded in the future. The machine built portion of the trail is fast and flowy featuring numerous rollers, doubles and table tops. The trail will help intermediate riders progress their skill level with jumps.
*lower section is under construction, watch for changes in trail, features and workers. Ride with care.

Access Info

Top access is from Pneuma just below the wellsite near the 4km point of Moose Mountain Road. The trail ends at an intersection with the Sulphur Springs trail, just east of the creek crossing. Riders may continue east on the Sulphur Springs trail to the Station Flats parking lot or ride west up Sulphur Springs to the 2 km lot, or continue up Pneuma for another lap.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 7-27 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -771 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,913 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.1 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.1 miles
  • Altitude end
    4,915 ft
  • Grade
    -9.174%
  • Grade max
    -34.077%
  • Grade min
    22.553%
  • Distance climb
    922 ft
  • Distance down
    1.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    504 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:58
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Status:
on Oct 23, 2016
Dry
Avg: 4.85 (26 votes)

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7-27 Trail Reports

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Oct 23, 2016 @ 6:58am
Oct 23, 2016
Dry and fast
Oct 16, 2016 @ 6:59pm
Oct 16, 2016
Mostly dry, some wet patches from melting snow
Aug 23, 2016 @ 12:23pm
Aug 23, 2016
Dry but well packed and in good condition. A few spots with standing water.
Jul 21, 2016 @ 8:49pm
Jul 21, 2016
Jumps were dry to loose, lower section has some issues with drainage.
Jul 13, 2016 @ 9:45am
Jul 13, 2016
I good shape even it received plenty of rain in last few days. Well built with good drainage. Bottom section after jumps impacted a bit by rain...
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Nov 20, 2016 @ 2:12pm
Nov 20, 2016
7-27, Edmonton
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Nov 20, 2016 @ 2:11pm
Nov 20, 2016
7-27, Edmonton
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Jun 2, 2016 @ 4:13pm
Jun 2, 2016
7-27, Bragg Creek
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May 24, 2016 @ 7:41am
May 24, 2016
| 2 comments 7-27, Bragg Creek

Routes with this trail

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727 Special
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7-27 Laps
3.9 miles
moose mtn - pneuma 7-27 hotlaps
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moose mtn - up family guy 7-27 pneuma
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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag gwest (Apr 28, 2016 at 11:59)
 Stoked to give this a rip!
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  • + 2
flag Ducimus (May 2, 2016 at 15:18)
 A great ride. They put a lot of work into building this trail.

When the trail ended at Sulphur Springs I took a left turn rolled/peddled back down to Hwy 1.
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  • + 1
flag bikepirate99 (May 27, 2016 at 21:28)
 Where do you park your car? I am planning to go ride the down hill trails this weekend for the first time ever but don't know how I will climb up the hills with my santa cruz down hill bike once I have already gone down.
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