1 miles
Distance
58 ft
Climb
-586 ft
Descent
00:10:40
Avg time

Brakeless Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #48214 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 45 in Hiking

Although Brakeless is classified as a beginner DH trail, it provides the opportunity for a high speed downhill run with minimal technical features that ever rider will be able to enjoy. The trail starts out with a slightly steep slope but quickly transitions into a more moderate grade for the remainder of the trail. There are few turns to minimize the use of brakes, making this a great trail for riders to develop confidence in high speed riding, and to develop the skills necessary to ride some of the more advanced trails on the mountain. There are no technical trail features, only uninterrupted fast singletrack from top to bottom. The trail is 1.65 km long with an elevation drop of just over 200 m. The short distance and ease of access from the road allow for multiple quick shuttle laps or an easy hike and bike option. As well, the majority of the trail is South facing, allowing for earlier snow clearance in the spring.

Beware of crossing the Sulphur Springs trail, as well as traffic at the bottom of the trail at the highway 66 roadside. This trail offers an option for less skilled riders to take while others are riding the more advanced west side trails, with the ability to be picked up by the shuttle vehicle on its way back to the Ing’s mine lot.

Access Info

To access the Brakeless trailhead, park in the 2 km parking lot and follow the trail approximately 30 m up the hill to the South. The trail then parallels the Moose Mountain fire road until meeting with the Sulphur Springs xc trail. Brakeless crosses this trail and starts to turn away from the fire road and down towards highway 66. The trail exits into a meadow, approximately 600 m from the start of the Moose Mountain fire road, approximately 50 m from highway 66. Riders can either ride along the highway back to the fire road, meet up with shuttle vehicles at the Ing’s Mine parking lot to the West, or be picked up at the meadow where the trail exits.

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More Stats for Brakeless mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -527 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,833 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,417 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,360 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,833 ft
  • Grade
    -8.801%
  • Grade max
    -50.919%
  • Grade min
    79.858%
  • Distance climb
    591 ft
  • Distance down
    5,167 ft
  • Distance flat
    133 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:24
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Status:
on Aug 13, 2020
Dry
Avg: 2.5 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
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  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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      Brakeless Trail Reports

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      Aug 13, 2020 @ 7:04am
      Aug 13, 2020
      Trail is dry, but without many flat turns it is in good condition to ride. This trail doesn't seem to see much action, so much of the middle and...
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 9:00am
      Jun 3, 2020
      Trail is in near mint condition and running very nicely.
      May 18, 2020 @ 11:50am
      May 18, 2020
      Couple of small trees down that a hand saw would make short work of. (Forgot mine and will take it next time). The berms at the top are pretty loose.
      May 18, 2020 @ 11:50am
      May 18, 2020
      Couple of small trees down that a hand saw would do for (will take mine next time). The berms near the top are pretty loose currently.
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 9:59am
      Jun 10, 2019
      All clear!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 64 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 218 rides
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Jayryan (Jul 8, 2017 at 6:27)
       Very dry, good conditions. Only issue is there are a few huge trees that are down across the path. You just need to hop off and carry your bike across.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag binthefreerider (Aug 28, 2018 at 9:56)
       fun at the begining but mellow at the bottom and there are some fallen trees that really slow you down.
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      • + 1
      flag Deinarson (Jun 10, 2019 at 9:58)
       Unless you’re shuttling in need of a quick warmup lap, I’d give this one a skip. Not much bang for the buck when you’re climbing via your own pedal power. Sort of felt like I wasted all that elevation I worked so hard for. The trail is pretty straightforward so could be a good intro to DH style riding for beginners as there are relatively no features.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag R-M-R (Aug 8, 2019 at 23:44)
       Upper section has a few decent berms. Lower section - the majority of the trail - is overgrown and jackhammer rough. This is probably the only downhill trail I've ridden where I'd rather take the road down.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag jameslange (Aug 13, 2020 at 7:03)
       The maps makes it look like the trail starts from the road, but you actually access it from the parking lot. Head South, up the steep hill, and to the left.
      [Reply]

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