5.4 miles
Distance
1,038 ft
Climb
-802 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Great loop, ride clock wise, double up and turn left at the end of 727 to do the loop again
Total length 11.2km
Total descent 419m

Detailed Description
727 Marks dirty Girlfriend is a 5 mile less popular intermediate route located near Bragg Creek Alberta. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 1,038 ft with a max elevation of 5,665 ft then descends -802 ft.
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25 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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iphonefreddy (May 28, 2021 at 15:40)
Trail Elbow Valley
Station flats to Moose Mountain Road was nice a dry. You need good legs to get up but it’s a nice horse trail
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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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Jaylefevre (Jul 27, 2020 at 21:08)
Not great for beginner bikers. Muddy spots and lots of spots require you to get off your bike and push it uphill.
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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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pinkrobe CMBA (Jan 16, 2020 at 18:19)
This is very much a horse trail, and not really recommended for any other users unless you need to check it off a list or something.
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mhaberli (Jun 12, 2019 at 12:46)
Trail Pneuma
Trail is dry and in great condition!
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FoodieJ (Jun 11, 2019 at 15:16)
If biking, best to go left at trailhead and push your bike up a steep hill but enjoy the rest of the trail down. But if you want to climb and climb some more with a somewhat messy steep horse trail at the end, then go right at trailhead. Mud holes bog you down at the low points, just where you want to get a head of steam up for the next hill, you have to slow down/stop at the mud holes. This seems to be more of a horse trail, path doesnt appear to be used much by bikes.
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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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Deinarson (Jun 10, 2019 at 15:21)
Trail Elbow Valley
If you feel like pedaling up for a lap on Race of Spades or 7-27, this is a nice alternative to get you there instead of riding along the highway. It’s a multi-use/horse trail so not super designed for biking but it gets you where you need to go.
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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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ek4086 (Mar 28, 2017 at 11:46)
Easy hike and short loop, Close to Calgary (1 hour drive), good for families and beginners, there is a long hill if you go clockwise. There isn't any awesome view! just trees.
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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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Trails in Route

Diamond T Loop1,247 ft
Elbow Valley2,949 ft
Sulphur Springs2 miles
Cutoff771 ft
Pneuma1 mile
7-272 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for 727 Marks dirty Girlfriend mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,696 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,696 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,931 ft
  • Grade
    0.8%
  • Grade max
    -41.6%
  • Grade min
    43.3%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,686 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Pneuma
Sep 25, 2022 @ 9:03am
2 days
7-27
Sep 25, 2022 @ 9:03am
2 days
Cutoff
Sep 25, 2022 @ 9:03am
2 days
Diamond T Loop
Sep 1, 2022 @ 6:25am
Sep 1, 2022
Nice quick & easy loop. No other hikers or bikers. Some spots with muddy puddles but easy to balance over. A really nice morning
Sulphur Springs
Jul 26, 2022 @ 9:46pm
Jul 26, 2022
Got some rain earlier this week, so there are a few puddles in the usual spots. Otherwise, same as always.
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