2.9 miles
Distance
-1,258 ft
Descent
00:23:25
Avg time

Family Guy Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    FG
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #2304 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6572 in E-Biking
    • #22767 in Trail Running
    • #69143 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2013
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Environment and Parks

Family Guy was originally built as an easy DH trail, but has evolved into a 2-way multi-use trail. Due to its western exposure, it is one of the first trails to dry out in the Moose area every year. There are a few optional jumps and some rocky sections, but the trail is largely devoid of TTFs. It is less technical than SHAFT or even Pneuma. When descending this trail, don't be surprised to see somebody riding or hiking up it. When climbing, you are almost guaranteed to encounter someone on their way down. Horse traffic is rare.

Family Guy is divided into 4 sections:
- Segment 1 is marked with a sign on a tree on the West side of the Moose Mountain road about 200m down the road from the Jean Guy trail head. It is a sweet and mellow single track though spruce and pine forest. There are some tight spots in the trees for those with wide bars, but this will just prepare you for the tight spots on the more difficult trails.
- Segment 2 starts at the entrance to Toothless and shares the Toothless trail for the first 300 meters. At this point Toothless descends steeply to the right and Family Guy continues as a smooth fast trail through open areas, spruce and pine and then aspen forests.
- Segment 3 from Billy Dog down to the junction with Elbow Valley Trail and on to Ing’s Mine parking lot is the longest and most varied segment. There is a mix of vegetation types including lots of open meadows, where you will be treated to abundant wild flowers and great views of the valley below and mountains beyond. Stop and take a moment to enjoy the views and consider that this trail was entirely bench cut by hand. This section includes a couple of wood bridges and boardwalks and a couple switchbacks that may challenge a true beginner. You should be able to ride “crux corner” with confidence before venturing onto the more difficult trails.
- Family Guy ends at a T intersection with Elbow Valley Trail. Turn right and continue downhill to ride about 300m to the Ing’s Mine Parking located just across Canyon Creek. Due to seasonal and rain-storm event fluctuations in water levels of Canyon creek, it is advised to check the creek crossing at Ing’s Mine before biking down Family Guy to ensure an easy crossing.

Access Info

Upper access to Family Guy starts down the road about 200m from the entrance to Jean Guy. It can be ridden as a connector trail to Toothless, SLF or Billy Dog making these trails longer and consolidating parking at the Jean Guy trail head which is the best place to park for all these trails.
Lower access to the trail begins ~100m to the east of Canyon Creek at an intersection with the Elbow Valley trail.

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More Stats for Family Guy mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,257 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,920 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,178 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,178 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,921 ft
  • Grade
    -8.2%
  • Grade max
    -53.4%
  • Grade min
    1.2%
  • Distance climb
    197 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    246 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:56:28
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on Oct 16, 2021
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Avg: 3.95 (36 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Family Guy Trail Reports

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      Oct 16, 2021 @ 5:38pm
      Oct 16, 2021
      Mix of icy and wet till just past Toothless but then dries up nicely
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 1:16pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 12:17pm
      Sep 25, 2021
      Aug 25, 2021 @ 6:16pm
      Aug 25, 2021
      Recent rain made this mint!
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 5:08pm
      Aug 14, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 451 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,347 rides
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      Oct 3, 2017 @ 1:30pm
      Oct 3, 2017
      814 |
      Mar 15, 2016 @ 6:20pm
      Mar 15, 2016

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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      Drewdietze (May 23, 2017 at 7:46)
       Family guy is quite tight between trees with plenty of small rocks to navigate. This is not a beginner blue trail as you can gain speed quite quickly but must stay on a narrow dusty path with a steep roll down the mountain on your right side (when going downhill). Again, if you stay slower and under control you can manage past some smaller rocks on the trail but this really is for more advanced riders. We saw a family of 5 coming up who were apparently going to ride down and I couldn't believe it.
      Anyways, you better have good brakes and strong hands (unless you have hydraulics) becau because you'll be on them most of the ride.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      Curtiscraig11 (Oct 25, 2019 at 13:25)
       It's one of the easiest and simplest MTB trails in the area. And who rides without hydraulic brakes these days?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      EdmontonMountainBikeAlliance EMBA (May 23, 2017 at 9:00)
       @Drewdietze you make some good points and under the IMBA guidelines www.imbacanada.com/resources/maps/trail-difficulty-ratings
      this trail would likely be rated more difficult however compared to all the other trails in the system and the intention of the trail (learn to downhill) I think it is rated correctly.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      shlotch (Sep 12, 2018 at 10:39)
       Also worth noting that, while it is listed as blue here, the trail signage reads as green. This makes sense in the context of the area as it is a noticeably easier trail than other blues in the Moose area. Something to keep in mind for newer riders tackling the Moose blues for the first time.

      As intended, Family Guy does a great job bridging the gap from more XC-oriented riding in the K-country region to the DH specific trails at Moose Mountain. A good starting point before moving onto the more intermediate trails in the area.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jzanon1 (Jun 24, 2018 at 17:19)
       Trail is in good condition but make sure you slow down for the cattle gate if your biking with your dog. The gate is on the lower section of the trail near the end.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      binthefreerider (Aug 28, 2018 at 9:57)
       fun, you can really let the brakes go
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      TristangnrGQz (Aug 14, 2021 at 17:07)
       Great condition. A bit hard to breath with the smoke though.
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