1.1 miles
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-516 ft
Descent
00:19:07
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
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #82447 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #21425 in E-Biking
    • #74453 in Trail Running
    • #69305 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 5 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 trail
  • Altitude change
    -513 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,855 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,374 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,369 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,856 ft
  • Grade
    -8.5%
  • Grade max
    -32.6%
  • Grade min
    3.7%
  • Distance climb
    394 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    3 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:07
  • Avg reverse time
    01:07:59
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Status:
on Nov 16, 2021
Snow Covered
Avg: 2.45 (11 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      • 205 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      Routes with this trail

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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
      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
      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.
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      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.
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      • + 1
      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.
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      Videos

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      youtuber Brakeless // Moose Mountain
      4:04 | 838 | Sep 18, 2018 , Bragg Creek
      2021 Mooseduro - Short course
      18:32 | 14 | Oct 9, 2021 , Bragg Creek
      2018 Mooseduro
      15:28 | 285 | Apr 28, 2019 , Bragg Creek
      Moose Mountain
      17:29 | 185 | Apr 28, 2019 , Bragg Creek
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