1 miles
Distance
58 ft
Climb
-586 ft
Descent
00:10:53
Avg time

Brakeless Details

  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Brakeless 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
    00:10:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:13
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Status:
on Sep 19, 2018
Variable
Avg: 1 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to brakeless trailhead (50.879870, -114.749340)
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Brakeless Trail Reports

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Sep 19, 2018 @ 4:07pm
Sep 19, 2018
Damp but no puddles
Sep 3, 2018 @ 5:28pm
Sep 3, 2018
perfect condition
Aug 6, 2018 @ 7:45pm
Aug 6, 2018
Trail is somewhat overgrown on the lower portion.
Aug 6, 2018 @ 7:44pm
Aug 6, 2018
Trail is somewhat overgrown on the lower portion.
Oct 30, 2017 @ 5:51am
Oct 30, 2017
A fewer down trees from last storm
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Photos

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Sep 25, 2018 @ 8:47pm
Sep 25, 2018
Brakeless, Calgary
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Sep 25, 2018 @ 8:46pm
Sep 25, 2018
Brakeless, Calgary
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Oct 3, 2017 @ 1:27pm
Oct 3, 2017
Brakeless, Calgary
283 |
May 27, 2012 @ 2:20pm
May 27, 2012
Brakeless, Calgary

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2 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.
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  • + 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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