1 miles
Distance
58 ft
Climb
-586 ft
Descent
00:09:45
Avg time

Brakeless Details

  • Riding area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Global Ranking

Although Brakeless is classified as a beginner 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.

Local Trail Association
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
    00:09:45
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Status:
on Aug 20, 2017
Dry
Avg: 1 (1 votes)

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Brakeless Trail Reports

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Aug 20, 2017 @ 9:29am
Aug 20, 2017
Cleared of downed trees.
Aug 17, 2017 @ 6:03am
Aug 17, 2017
One tree down 500m from the start. Trail is cleared.
Aug 17, 2017 @ 6:02am
Aug 17, 2017
Trail cleared and opened up. Single tree down 500m from the start.
Aug 4, 2017 @ 9:15pm
Aug 4, 2017
It is irresponsible of MMBTS to not indicate at the trailhead that this trail is not rideable due to multiple fallen timber.
Aug 4, 2017 @ 2:29pm
Aug 4, 2017
The description of the access is incorrect.
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May 27, 2012 @ 2:20pm
May 27, 2012
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May 26, 2012 @ 11:00am
May 26, 2012
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May 29, 2011 @ 6:55pm
May 29, 2011
Brakeless, Calgary
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May 29, 2011 @ 6:53pm
May 29, 2011
Brakeless, Calgary

1 Review & Comments

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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.
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