2.9 miles
-1,258 ft
Avg time

Family Guy Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • 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
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Owner
    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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    197 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    246 ft
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on May 27, 2024
Avg: 4 (45 votes)
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      Family Guy Trail Reports

      May 27, 2024 @ 4:20am
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      Apr 28, 2024 @ 7:06am
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      Dec 5, 2023 @ 6:28pm
      Dec 5, 2023
      Fast and fun, can't believe it's this dry in December. Mud at the very bottom.
      Nov 19, 2023 @ 5:15am
      Nov 19, 2023
      A little ice patch just past Billy Dog but still rideable for normal tires.
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