2 miles
Distance
86 ft
Climb
-858 ft
Descent
00:12:08
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 7-27 Trail
  • Alberta Trail Net
    2015

7-27 Details

  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    7 of 27
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #364 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Environment and Parks

The name is pronounced “7 of 27 Descent” and is inspired by the unique well identifier for the Shell 7 of 27 well site. The well is located in Legal Sub-Division 7 of Section 27 Township 22 Range 6 west of the 5th Meridian. (near the entrance to Billy Dog) The trail starts near the Shell 7 of 27 well site. The name might also make one think of the popular 3 engine Boeing 727 aircraft of the 1960’s and 1970’s. The 7-27 Descent trail was included in the MMBTS 5 year plan prepared in late 2010.

In 2015 the first 1.5 km of trail was machine built thanks to Cornerstone Excavating of Kimberley and a $28,822 grant from the Alberta Recreational Trails Partnership. The remaining 1.1 km was hand built by a few dedicated volunteers and will hopefully be upgraded in the future. The machine built portion of the trail is fast and flowy featuring numerous rollers, doubles and table tops. The trail will help intermediate riders progress their skill level with jumps.
*lower section is under construction, watch for changes in trail, features and workers. Ride with care.

Access Info

Top access is from Pneuma just below the wellsite near the 4km point of Moose Mountain Road. The trail ends at an intersection with the Sulphur Springs trail, just east of the creek crossing. Riders may continue east on the Sulphur Springs trail to the Station Flats parking lot or ride west up Sulphur Springs to the 2 km lot, or continue up Pneuma for another lap.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 7-27 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -771 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,913 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,688 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,686 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,915 ft
  • Grade
    -9.174%
  • Grade max
    -34.077%
  • Grade min
    22.553%
  • Distance climb
    922 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    504 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:20
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Status:
on Jan 14, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (30 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Directions to 727 trailhead (50.896370, -114.750310)
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      7-27 Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 1:52pm
      Jan 14, 2019
      2 or 3 easy to spot ice patches Super rad on summer bike
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 1:52pm
      Jan 14, 2019
      2 or 3 easy to spot icy bits. Super fun on summer bike.
      Dec 20, 2018 @ 4:21pm
      Dec 20, 2018
      Trail is dry in some sections (not many) little icy but in general gr8 riding in December before Xmas
      Nov 4, 2018 @ 12:42pm
      Nov 4, 2018
      Wet at the entrance and completely clear after that!
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 12:50pm
      Sep 18, 2018
      No bear sign or any sign of bears. The trail rode great today. Puddles where you would expect them.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 53 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 1,228 rides
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      Photos

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      237 |
      Feb 4, 2018 @ 4:44pm
      Feb 4, 2018
      7-27, Calgary
      363 |
      Nov 20, 2016 @ 2:12pm
      Nov 20, 2016
      7-27, Edmonton
      235 |
      Nov 20, 2016 @ 2:11pm
      Nov 20, 2016
      7-27, Edmonton
      482 |
      Jun 2, 2016 @ 4:13pm
      Jun 2, 2016
      7-27, Bragg Creek

      Routes with this trail

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      9 miles
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      19 miles
      Sulphur Pneuma 727 Loop
      7 miles
      727 Alternate
      9 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag gwest (Apr 28, 2016 at 11:59)
       Stoked to give this a rip!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Ducimus (May 2, 2016 at 15:18)
       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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag bikepirate99 (May 27, 2016 at 21:28)
       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.
      [Reply]

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