1.1 miles
58 ft
-586 ft
Avg time

Brakeless Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • 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
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude end
    4,833 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    591 ft
  • Distance down
    5,167 ft
  • Distance flat
    133 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 30, 2016
Snow Covered
Avg: 1 (1 votes)

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Brakeless Trail Reports

Oct 30, 2016 @ 6:19pm
Oct 30, 2016
covered in snow, so much so that I lost where the trail went and had to head back to the access road
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:00pm
Apr 18, 2016
Good to go just a few branches and things to watch out for in some of the high speed sections. Very bumpy due to primary bovine use over the past...
Apr 15, 2016 @ 5:40pm
Apr 15, 2016
Little bit of snow at 2km parking lot, probably gone by now. Few greasy spots.
Apr 13, 2015 @ 6:25pm
Apr 13, 2015
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail there are about 4-6 down trees on the second part of brakeless after elbow valley
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May 27, 2012 @ 2:20pm
May 27, 2012
Brakeless, Calgary
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May 26, 2012 @ 11:00am
May 26, 2012
| 1 comments Brakeless, Canmore
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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

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Brakeless Barn
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