6 miles
Distance
2,419 ft
Climb
-987 ft
Descent
01:19:23
Avg time

Pneuma Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    Pnuema
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #8466 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Pneuma bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,432 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,804 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,625 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,804 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,236 ft
  • Grade
    4.261%
  • Grade max
    -32.699%
  • Grade min
    35.582%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,890 ft
  • Avg time
    01:19:23
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Status:
on Sep 25, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.15 (22 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Pneuma Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 11:06am
      Sep 25, 2019
      All dry. One fallen tree halfway up but good to go!
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 12:14pm
      Aug 4, 2019
      Dry from the bottom up to at least Race of Spades.
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 6:05pm
      Jul 18, 2019
      Small tree down across trail, just past suffer springs cut off. Would take a monumental bunny hop! Puddles here and there. Good to go from bottom...
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 8:37am
      Jul 18, 2019
      Some muddy / soft sections after Sulphur Springs.
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 11:46am
      Jul 14, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 111 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 310 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      221 |
      May 22, 2018 @ 12:26pm
      May 22, 2018
      184 |
      Aug 1, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Aug 1, 2017
      206 |
      Aug 1, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Aug 1, 2017
      229 |
      Aug 1, 2017 @ 7:33pm
      Aug 1, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Sulphur Pneuma 727 Loop
      7 miles
      Pneuma to Shaft Loop - Short
      12 miles
      Moosepackers Loop
      15 miles
      Sulphur to Pneuma to 7 of 27
      9 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag 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
      flag boyblue1973 (May 24, 2017 at 8:48)
       Snow packed and muddy.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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
      flag ericW2 (Nov 4, 2018 at 14:54)
       Sure beat riding the road up
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag mhaberli (Jun 12, 2019 at 12:46)
       Trail is dry and in great condition!
      [Reply]

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