2 miles
Distance
276 ft
Climb
-1,178 ft
Descent
00:14:51
Avg time

Moose Packers Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Station Flats / Allen Bill
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    Moosepackers
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June - November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #18651 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    AE&P

This old horse packer's trail links the road and trails on Moose Mountain with the road and trails from West Bragg and Station Flats. A number of tight, steep switchbacks throw in some technical challenge in either direction. It makes for a rip-roaring descent; just watch out and yield to other trail users.

Moose Packers drops you straight into the Ridgeback trail at the foot of the hill (by the Shell valve site). Both trails are maintained by the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance.

The awesome Moose Packers loop begins at Station Flats, and then goes: Sulphur Springs, Pneuma, Moose Packers, Ridgeback R4, R3, R2, R1.

Access Info

From the top, access is by the Kananaskis Fire Lookout trail or Pneuma. From the bottom, you can get there from Ridgeback, Snakes & Ladders, or the access road from West Bragg Creek.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Moose Packers mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -902 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,317 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,441 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,236 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,333 ft
  • Grade
    -9.645%
  • Grade max
    -37.166%
  • Grade min
    35.3%
  • Distance climb
    2,274 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:14:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:40:03
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Status:
on Oct 10, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Moose Packers Trail Reports

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      Oct 10, 2020 @ 10:16am
      Oct 10, 2020
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 8:58am
      Sep 18, 2020
      Holy sh&t this is a longer and steeper uphill than I thought! I went east on this and it was hard. Going west would be much more fun!
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 7:46am
      Aug 11, 2020
      Trail is in good shape but very dry, making some of the flat hairpins a little loose.
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 11:13am
      Jul 20, 2020
      Nice condition.
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 3:33pm
      Jun 22, 2020
      Sulphur Springs -> Pneuma -> Moose Packers -> All Ridgebacks: a number of small mud spots. All easily avoidable. Conditions are close...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 203 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 833 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 13, 2015 @ 9:11am
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      Feb 13, 2015 @ 11:03am
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      328 |
      Jan 25, 2015 @ 8:54pm
      Jan 25, 2015

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