15.5 miles
Distance
2,820 ft
Climb
-2,852 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Adds the new 727 trail to a loop of Special K. Be aware that you need to climb the awful, steep part of Sulphur Springs twice.

Detailed Description
727 Special is a 16 mile moderately 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 11 trails. This route climbs 2,820 ft with a max elevation of 6,429 ft then descends -2,852 ft.
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48 Reviews & Comments

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Aidan6900 (May 28, 2022 at 23:35)
Trail Toothless
Super chunky and rough- not overly technical tho, more so just tight. maybe 2 seconds of “flow” on this guy. Fun new loam section near bottom. Diving board drop is fun also, but that’s about it.
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unnamed21 (May 13, 2022 at 19:30)
Does anyone know if the shuttle road opens up on or after May 15th?
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Yeltsin (Aug 27, 2021 at 16:04)
Trail Special K
This trail has an identity crisis, it wants to be a DH trail for a very short and steep descent, then basically turns into a blue xc trail. Easily my last choice in the whole Moose/Prairie network.
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polarcircus (Aug 17, 2021 at 10:03)
I wouldn’t try riding this on a weekend unless you go early (leave before 8:00AM). It’s crazy busy and people will not slow down for you. Plan a shuttle or go with a couple of friends.
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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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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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jameslange (Jul 28, 2021 at 7:44)
Trail Toothless
Really nice trail. Has some tight, steep, janky turns and a couple very steep, but relatively short, sections. This was the first black trail I was able to ride through without dabbing, so I consider it a bit easier than trails like Special K and T-dub.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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traviswbrown82 (Aug 24, 2019 at 6:26)
Trail Special K
This isnt a wet weather trail. The top km will take your mere 35% traction on the sharp jagged rock, moss, pine needles and bring it down to a mere 5 or 10%. That being said, special k is a good rip on when the sun is out. Happy hucking guys!
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mhaberli (Jun 12, 2019 at 12:46)
Trail Pneuma
Trail is dry and in great condition!
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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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Deinarson (Jun 10, 2019 at 10:00)
Not a the most fun way to ride up, but if you’re not shuttling, it’s the easiest on your legs way to get to the trails.
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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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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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ericW2 (Nov 4, 2018 at 14:54)
Trail Pneuma
Sure beat riding the road up
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binthefreerider (Aug 27, 2018 at 9:20)
Trail Toothless
one of the best trails on moose mountain
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binthefreerider (Aug 25, 2018 at 19:51)
727 is in my opinion one of the best trails on moose mountain!
This year three new jumps were added to the bottom of the trail that make the trail even better!
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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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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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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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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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Gasket-Jeff (May 30, 2016 at 6:42)
Trail Special K
Rode much of moose on sat. k was by far in the best shape
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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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Gluz MTBco (Oct 20, 2014 at 21:46)
Trail Special K
Was running amazingly well this past weekend.
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Trails in Route

Elbow Valley2,949 ft
Sulphur Springs2 miles
Pneuma2 miles
7-272 miles
Sulphur Springs2 miles
Moose Mountain Road2 miles
Toothless85 ft
Pneuma4,505 ft
Special K3 miles
Diamond T Loop2,536 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for 727 Special mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,689 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,721 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,688 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -82.1%
  • Grade min
    35.8%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,661 ft
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