4,262 ft
65 ft
-655 ft
Avg time

Billy Dog Details

  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #16432 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking

Billy Dog starts off on a steep pitch where a healthy dose of benching and berms will keep you in line and on track as a warm up for the steep, tight, and narrow portion that’s to come. TTF’s are not part of the first half of this trail and any manmade features come in the form of short bridges and benching to help sustain the line. Brake levers bent and shoulders bruised you’ll pop out into an opening that will give you a nice mountain view to enjoy while you bandage your knuckles from the abuse they’ve taken from those trees that just seem to pop out from nowhere. At this point the trail starts to ease into a more open and faster part of the forest. A few more somewhat tight turns through the forest and you’ll be able to open the throttle and catch some sweet air out of the trees and into the light of the cutline. Back into the trees the steeps are over and you’ll be able to step on the gas for a dozen or more TTF’s in the ending part of the trail. One more pitch requires respect as it is steep and a fall over the berm here will put you much too far away from your bike than you would like. One more switchback, a few more TTF’s, twists and turns, and you’re done. Cross Canyon Creek, hit the road and turn left!

Watch for continued buffing and additional trail features on Billy Dog throughout 2009!

source: mmbts
Access Info

Drive or pedal to the crest of the hill just after the 4km mark on the Moose Mountain road. If driving, it will be safest to park on the branch road around the 4km mark as there is no decent pullout for vehicles at the crest of the hill. Be conscious to not block access to the Shell lease and of your hot exhaust in the deep grass! Once you crest the hill, continue another 50-75 meters further up the road and watch for the trailhead on your left. Billy Dog ends at the Canyon Creek road, where you turn left towards the Ing’s mine parking lot to complete your loop or meet up with your vehicle. Billy Dog will take the average rider around 25-35 minutes complete from vehicle to vehicle if ridden straight through from top to bottom.

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More Stats for Billy Dog bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -590 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,961 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,615 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,615 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,025 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    617 ft
  • Distance down
    3,645 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jan 6, 2019
Avg: 4.2 (5 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
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      Billy Dog Trail Reports

      Jan 6, 2019 @ 2:26pm
      Jan 6, 2019
      Fantastic conditions. Only one icy section towards the end of the jump line. The rest is rolling fantastic.
      Jul 1, 2018 @ 1:48pm
      Jul 1, 2018
      Good to go
      May 7, 2018 @ 12:55pm
      May 7, 2018
      Fantastic conditions except a tree down over the first wooden feature.
      Apr 25, 2018 @ 7:00am
      Apr 25, 2018
      reporter Loads of snow!
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 9:42am
      Dec 18, 2017
      A few trees down but trail is clear and fast till the bottom
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      6 Months
      • 31 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      • 357 rides


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      122 |
      May 25, 2017 @ 12:08pm
      May 25, 2017
      Billy Dog, Edmonton
      370 |
      Feb 8, 2016 @ 9:54am
      Feb 8, 2016
      | 5 comments Billy Dog, Calgary
      276 |
      Oct 21, 2015 @ 8:26pm
      Oct 21, 2015
      Billy Dog, Canmore
      370 |
      May 12, 2014 @ 8:29pm
      May 12, 2014
      Billy Dog, Bragg Creek

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag daleeinarson (Sep 13, 2016 at 12:26)
       I've been hitting up the first part of Family Guy to Billy Dog during the late summer/fall of 2016 and it's a total blast! Like many trails on Moose, Billy Dog is a blend of multiples disciplines, featuring some gnarly DH tech, some shore style wood jumps and even some fun skinny bridge options that don't interrupt the flow of the trail.
      The steep, technical sections at the are worth riding over and over to find the fastest line as there's so much opportunity to gain or cut time here. There are several ultra tight steep switchbacks to really hone in your cornering abilities on difficult corners. The jumps have gaps and therefore some consequence, but they're a comfortable size to hit at trail speed. There's a bit of tech going into them and on the landings, but for the most part, they're reletively open. If you're getting comfortable with jumping, this is a good trail to start incorporating them into the trail environment, as the trees aren't nearly as tight on the landings as many of the jumps other trails like Race Of Spades.

      I enjoyed riding the Family Guy to Billy Dog route at the start of the day, because you get a bit of a nice warm up on FG before dropping right into some mean steeps.

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