22 miles
Distance
7,442 ft
Climb
-7,442 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

From Station Flat, take the following routes:
1) Diamond T to R1
2) R1 to R2
3) R2 to R3
4) R3 to backside of R3 to connect back to Tom Snow to R4
5) R4 to Moose Packers
6) Moose Packers to Moose Mountain Trail
7) Go to the treeline, stash the bike or bring the bike up to second plateau
Cool Go to the sign that says you cannot bring the bike up to the Ranger's tower
9) Hike up to the Ranger's lookout tower.
10) Head back down Moose Mountain Trail to Moose Packer / Pneuma junction
11) Head down Pneuma until it meets with Special K
13) Go down Special K to Tom Snow.
14) Take Tom Snow back down to Diamond T
15) Take Diamond T back to parking lot.

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Trails in Route

Diamond T Loop3,038 ft
Tom Snow30 ft
Ridgeback 12,740 ft
Ridgeback 21 miles
Tom Snow1,138 ft
Ridgeback 33 miles
Tom Snow1,001 ft
Ridgeback 41 miles
Moose Packers2 miles
Moose Mountain Trail8 miles
Pneuma5,177 ft
Special K3 miles
Tom Snow3,199 ft
Diamond T Loop3,038 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for The Big Moose Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,693 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,694 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,694 ft
  • Grade max
    -56.939%
  • Grade min
    56.939%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,075 ft
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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Ridgeback 3 from YYCMTB
Ridgeback 3 from YYCMTB
1:29 | 149 | comments: 1 | favs:
May 11, 2017
This is a poorly shot edit of the Ridgeback 3 descent from the junction with Snakes & Ladders.
Tom Snow
Tom Snow
trail: Tom Snow
0:16 | 126 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 11, 2017
This is what you have to ride to get to the good trails. FFS
GoPro: Pneuma Trail 3, Moose Mountain Bragg, Creek
GoPro: Pneuma Trail 3, Moose Mountain Bragg, Creek
trail: Pneuma
529 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 3, 2016

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Ridgeback 3
Jul 30, 2018 @ 5:27pm
Jul 30, 2018
I just rode it in the rain and it will dry quickly. a few puddles.
Ridgeback 2
Jul 29, 2018 @ 7:56am
Jul 29, 2018
All good after recent rains. Super windy last night. Tree down.
Tom Snow
Jul 26, 2018 @ 6:29am
Jul 26, 2018
Bear Closure - Tom Snow Trail from Mountain Road to Moose Loop July 24, 2018 Effective Date: July 24, 2018 until further notice Where: Tom Snow Trail from Mountain Road to Moose Loop Why: Bears feeding on carcass The sign that shows the closure is not well marked, A small notice that has a map is posted at the entrance of Tom Snow from the Mountain Road. We looked at it and thought it was in the South direction and proceeded on the trail going North. We encountered yellow closure markings by Ab parks at the base of the large hill and some of us encountered a strong smell. We turned around and retreated back up the trail.
Moose Packers
Jul 22, 2018 @ 9:24am
Jul 22, 2018
A couple of the switchback corners are pretty blown out, only a problem if descending
Special K
Jul 22, 2018 @ 9:24am
Jul 22, 2018
Dry and loose, top to bottom is clear of trees, and the lower berms are running great
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