1.6 miles
Distance
86 ft
Climb
-858 ft
Descent
00:11:00
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of 7-27 Trail
  • Alberta Trail Net
    2015
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7-27 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    7 of 27
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #463 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #5144 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 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.

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More Stats for 7-27 mountain bike trail 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 mile
  • Distance flat
    504 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:05
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Status:
on May 14, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (65 votes)
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  • Icy
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      7-27 Trail Reports

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      May 14, 2022 @ 8:13am
      May 14, 2022
      May 7, 2022 @ 8:04am
      May 7, 2022
      Overall good. A tiny bit of snow at the very top, but other than that it was clear sailing.
      Mar 16, 2022 @ 6:58pm
      Mar 16, 2022
      Ride up the road was fine. Late start so snow and ground was frozen, good grip. 727 was snow covered without recent tracks. So we put in 4 tracks....
      Nov 23, 2021 @ 6:43am
      Nov 23, 2021
      Covered in snow and a few very slippery ice patches and a few trees down
      Nov 4, 2021 @ 7:05pm
      Nov 4, 2021
      Great dirt, a couple small puddles in the normal spots
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 33 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 96 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,137 rides
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      Sep 19, 2021 @ 9:25pm
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      Oct 4, 2020 @ 9:46am
      Oct 4, 2020
      916 |
      Feb 4, 2018 @ 4:44pm
      Feb 4, 2018
      739 |
      Jun 2, 2016 @ 4:13pm
      Jun 2, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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      Sulphur to Pneuma to 7 of 279 miles
      Sulphur Pneuma 727 Loop7 miles
      7-27 & Billy Dog From Ings9 miles
      Moose mtn - elbow/7-27 loop8 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      gwest (Apr 28, 2016 at 11:59)
       Stoked to give this a rip!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      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
      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]
      • + 0
      Uthrid (Jun 7, 2019 at 19:42)
       An absolutely amazing trail both wet and dry. Fast and flowing, my favourite downhill trail so far.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Backpocket (Aug 20, 2020 at 8:24)
       Fast, flowing, and fun — good vibes the entire trail!
      [Reply]





      Videos

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      youtuber 2019 Bow Cycle Toonie Race // 727 // Moose...
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      0:11 | 44 | Mar 21, 2022 , Bragg Creek
      7-27 Moose Mountain Alberta
      7:02 | 149 | Sep 3, 2021 , Bragg Creek
      727 at Moose Mountain 2021
      8:40 | 98 | Jul 17, 2021 , Bragg Creek

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