6.4 miles
Distance
1,938 ft
Climb
-547 ft
Descent
01:15:27
Avg time

Pneuma Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    Pnuema
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #2937 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #8309 in E-Biking
    • #47012 in Trail Running
    • #52453 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in E-Biking
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 45 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    AESRD

This is the climbing route to access the Moose Mountain trails without having to use the Moose Mountain Road. This trail has lots of technically challenging climbing with steep switchbacks, roots, and rocks to deal with. You could also ride down this trail, but it does not flow well and there are many better options available, such as Family Guy. Hikers are rare.

Access Info

Access this trail from the parking area at the bottom of Moose Mountain Road, off of Hwy 66, just west of Paddy's Flats. Pneuma also crosses Elbow Valley, Sulphur Springs, Race of Spades and Special K on the way to intersect with the Kananaskis Fire Lookout Trail and Moosepackers.

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More Stats for Pneuma mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,389 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,838 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,612 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,838 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,227 ft
  • Grade
    4.1%
  • Grade max
    -56%
  • Grade min
    45.8%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    2,297 ft
  • Avg time
    01:15:27
  • Avg reverse time
    01:44:41
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Status:
on May 23, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (31 votes)
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      Pneuma Trail Reports

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      May 23, 2022 @ 9:08am
      May 23, 2022
      The lower section is dry with some slightly wet areas. Up near where you get closer to 7-27 there is some wet section with standing water. ...
      May 14, 2022 @ 8:13am
      May 14, 2022
      May 13, 2022 @ 7:05am
      May 13, 2022
      Good to go from the Moose Mountain Base parking lot to just before 727. A bit of snow on the approach to 727.
      May 3, 2022 @ 2:51pm
      May 3, 2022
      30 percent dry, 30 percent damp, 20 percent wet, 10 percent ice/snow. Rideable without damaging the trail. downed tree 2 km up from the parking lot
      Feb 13, 2022 @ 9:56am
      Feb 13, 2022
      Downed trees gone. Rideable up to 737
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 41 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,526 rides
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      Jul 9, 2021 @ 5:51am
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      Routes with this trail

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      Sulphur to Pneuma to 7 of 279 miles
      Sulphur Pneuma 727 Loop7 miles
      Moosepackers Loop15 miles
      Moose Mtn - Prairie Mtn Loop18 miles

      12 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      bproch (Jul 4, 2016 at 23:00)
       First half going up to 727 is nice and easy single track. After 727 gets a steeper and a tad more technical. Overall a great climb beats the road unless your shuttling!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      boyblue1973 (May 24, 2017 at 8:48)
       Snow packed and muddy.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      djodadof2 (Aug 7, 2018 at 20:25)
       Superb climbing trail. Don't suffer through Sulfur Springs or the road (shudder), take this up and you'll enjoy the climb almost as much as the ride down Race of Spades or Family Guy.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      ericW2 (Nov 4, 2018 at 14:54)
       Sure beat riding the road up
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      douglasmurraymacdonald (Apr 19, 2019 at 7:14)
       Rode April 18th. Overall trail is in good shape with spots still shaded so some patches of ice and snow. DEEP snow at the compressor station.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      mhaberli (Jun 12, 2019 at 12:46)
       Trail is dry and in great condition!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      gingerbbm (Jun 20, 2020 at 20:15)
       Greasy and slimey at the bottom and various points on the way up. Back tyre typewritering all over the place on those roots!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jameslange (Jun 26, 2020 at 7:19)
       A great climbing trail. The trail is consistently challenging but enjoyable up to the intersection with Special-K. After that it gets very rocky and is a little beyond my abilities as an intermediate rider. The very last section becomes a downhill that is very rocky and was beyond my comfort level at points, especially since I was riding alone.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      CSharp (Aug 28, 2020 at 9:05)
       I concur, this is one of the best technical climbing trails. Some people hate this trail and prefer to ride the gravel road. I prefer to ride this up to the top (past Special K), even if I have to push my bike up the boulders in a couple of small steep sections. Way better than sucking up gravel dust when trucks speed past you. The technical switchbacks are just awesome!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      kelsaygault (Aug 29, 2020 at 21:53)
       I rode down Hotlaps up Pneuma and it was awesome! Some good root features and awesome corners to practice on for me. The trail is in good condition. There is a bridge that is wide, but would recommend walking if you’re not comfortable with a big drop...there’s a quick climb after it as well so would get some speed to stay balanced and climb clean up.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      toyota1 (Jun 1, 2021 at 15:33)
       Never had more fun on a climb. Steep, rooted switchbacks and some tech climbing make this earn its black diamond status. If you spin circles, not pistons, then you’ll still have legs when you reach the top.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      odbrider (Jul 29, 2021 at 18:54)
       Awesome challenging uphill trail... way better than sucking up dust on the road... last downhill section to moosepackers will keep you on your toes ... extremely jagged rock sections.. pick your lines wisely... you do not want to eat it this far in
      [Reply]





      Videos

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      youtuber Alberta Trip(Part 2) - Riding at Moose...
      9:37 | 1410 | Oct 15, 2018 , Bragg Creek
      GoPro: Pneuma Trail 3, Moose Mountain Bragg, Creek
      1473 | Oct 3, 2016 , Bragg Creek
      Pneuma 2
      650 | Oct 3, 2016 , Bragg Creek
      GoPro: Pnuema Trail 2A, Moose Mountain Bragg Creek
      821 | Oct 3, 2016 , Bragg Creek
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