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.
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 AssociationMoose Mountain Bike Trail Society (www.mmbts.com)
More Stats for 7-27 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-771 ft
Altitude min4,913 ft
Altitude max1.1 miles
Altitude start1.1 miles
Altitude end4,915 ft
Distance climb922 ft
Distance down1.3 miles
Distance flat504 ft
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7-27 Trail Reports
Oct 23, 2016 @ 6:58amOct 23, 2016
|Dry and fast|
Oct 16, 2016 @ 6:59pmOct 16, 2016
|Mostly dry, some wet patches from melting snow|
Aug 23, 2016 @ 12:23pmAug 23, 2016
|Dry but well packed and in good condition. A few spots with standing water.|
Jul 21, 2016 @ 8:49pmJul 21, 2016
|Jumps were dry to loose, lower section has some issues with drainage.|
Jul 13, 2016 @ 9:45amJul 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...|
Routes with this trail
|727 Special||15.5 miles|
|moose mtn - pneuma 7-27 hotlaps||8.9 miles|
|7-27 Laps||3.9 miles|
|moose mtn - up family guy 7-27 pneuma||8.8 miles|