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 Conditions
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      Trail transparency
      Alberta Trip(Part 2) - Riding at Moose...
      Alberta Trip(Part 2) - Riding at Moose Mountain • The Duke of MTB
      trail: Special K
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      Oct 15, 2018
      Ridgeback 3 from YYCMTB
      Ridgeback 3 from YYCMTB
      1:29 | 163 | 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 | 137 | comments: 0 | favs:
      May 11, 2017
      This is what you have to ride to get to the good trails. FFS

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Pneuma
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 2:08pm
      Jan 12, 2019
      Moose Packers
      Jan 8, 2019 @ 8:10am
      Jan 8, 2019
      Long sections of relatively deep but hard packed and windblown snow throughout. Summer bikes are fine, but studs are recommended due to occasional icy sections.
      Ridgeback 3
      Jan 8, 2019 @ 8:10am
      Jan 8, 2019
      Light dusting of snow hiding occasional freeze/thaw ice. Summer bikes are fine, but studs are recommended.
      Ridgeback 1
      Jan 8, 2019 @ 8:10am
      Jan 8, 2019
      Light dusting of snow hiding occasional freeze/thaw ice. Summer bikes are fine, but studs are recommended.
      Ridgeback 2
      Jan 8, 2019 @ 8:10am
      Jan 8, 2019
      Light dusting of snow hiding occasional freeze/thaw ice. Summer bikes are fine, but studs are recommended.
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