4.8 miles
Distance
934 ft
Climb
-947 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Perhaps the most gentle way to access 7-27 without shuttle access or riding the road. Half the climbing before the DH and half after.

Detailed Description
7-27 Loop from the 2KM Parking Lot is a 5 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Bragg Creek Alberta. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 934 ft with a max elevation of 5,682 ft then descends -947 ft.
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19 Reviews & Comments

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odbrider (Jul 29, 2021 at 18:54)
Trail Pneuma
Awesome challenging uphill trail... way better than sucking up dust on the road... last downhill section to moosepackers will keep you on your toes ... extremely jagged rock sections.. pick your lines wisely... you do not want to eat it this far in
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toyota1 (Jun 1, 2021 at 15:33)
Trail Pneuma
Never had more fun on a climb. Steep, rooted switchbacks and some tech climbing make this earn its black diamond status. If you spin circles, not pistons, then you’ll still have legs when you reach the top.
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kelsaygault (Aug 29, 2020 at 21:53)
Trail Pneuma
I rode down Hotlaps up Pneuma and it was awesome! Some good root features and awesome corners to practice on for me. The trail is in good condition. There is a bridge that is wide, but would recommend walking if you’re not comfortable with a big drop...there’s a quick climb after it as well so would get some speed to stay balanced and climb clean up.
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CSharp (Aug 28, 2020 at 9:05)
Trail Pneuma
I concur, this is one of the best technical climbing trails. Some people hate this trail and prefer to ride the gravel road. I prefer to ride this up to the top (past Special K), even if I have to push my bike up the boulders in a couple of small steep sections. Way better than sucking up gravel dust when trucks speed past you. The technical switchbacks are just awesome!
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Backpocket (Aug 20, 2020 at 8:24)
Trail 7-27
Fast, flowing, and fun — good vibes the entire trail!
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jameslange (Jun 26, 2020 at 7:19)
Trail Pneuma
A great climbing trail. The trail is consistently challenging but enjoyable up to the intersection with Special-K. After that it gets very rocky and is a little beyond my abilities as an intermediate rider. The very last section becomes a downhill that is very rocky and was beyond my comfort level at points, especially since I was riding alone.
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gingerbbm (Jun 20, 2020 at 20:15)
Trail Pneuma
Greasy and slimey at the bottom and various points on the way up. Back tyre typewritering all over the place on those roots!
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mhaberli (Jun 12, 2019 at 12:46)
Trail Pneuma
Trail is dry and in great condition!
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Deinarson (Jun 10, 2019 at 15:24)
Some great views up here!
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Deinarson (Jun 10, 2019 at 15:24)
Some great views up here!
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Uthrid (Jun 7, 2019 at 19:42)
Trail 7-27
An absolutely amazing trail both wet and dry. Fast and flowing, my favourite downhill trail so far.
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douglasmurraymacdonald (Apr 19, 2019 at 7:14)
Trail Pneuma
Rode April 18th. Overall trail is in good shape with spots still shaded so some patches of ice and snow. DEEP snow at the compressor station.
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ericW2 (Nov 4, 2018 at 14:54)
Trail Pneuma
Sure beat riding the road up
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djodadof2 (Aug 7, 2018 at 20:25)
Trail Pneuma
Superb climbing trail. Don't suffer through Sulfur Springs or the road (shudder), take this up and you'll enjoy the climb almost as much as the ride down Race of Spades or Family Guy.
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boyblue1973 (May 24, 2017 at 8:48)
Trail Pneuma
Snow packed and muddy.
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bproch (Jul 4, 2016 at 23:00)
Trail Pneuma
First half going up to 727 is nice and easy single track. After 727 gets a steeper and a tad more technical. Overall a great climb beats the road unless your shuttling!!
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bikepirate99 (May 27, 2016 at 21:28)
Trail 7-27
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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Ducimus (May 2, 2016 at 15:18)
Trail 7-27
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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gwest (Apr 28, 2016 at 11:59)
Trail 7-27
Stoked to give this a rip!
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for 7-27 Loop from the 2KM Parking Lot mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,915 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,362 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,348 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -54.5%
  • Grade min
    44.7%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,240 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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7-27
Jan 15, 2023 @ 4:28am
Jan 15, 2023
Pneuma
Dec 31, 2022 @ 1:45pm
Dec 31, 2022
Didn't actually ride Pneuma, BUT took a look at every trail crossing and where it got close to the road, and it looks like it has had zero traffic for at least two snowfalls. No visible bike tracks at all.
Sulphur Springs
Dec 31, 2022 @ 1:37pm
Dec 31, 2022
From the junction with Elbow Valley to the road, the snow is lumpy but manageable. No ice to speak of.
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