6 miles
Distance
2,451 ft
Climb
-1,025 ft
Descent
01:19:19
Avg time

Pneuma Details

  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    Pnuema
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #8466 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking
  • 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
    1,425 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,804 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,625 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,804 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,230 ft
  • Grade
    4.211%
  • Grade max
    -82.373%
  • Grade min
    91.554%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,742 ft
  • Avg time
    01:19:19
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Status:
on Sep 9, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.1 (21 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to pneuma trailhead (50.873240, -114.723890)
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Pneuma Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 9, 2018 @ 8:32am
Sep 9, 2018
Jul 15, 2018 @ 4:46pm
Jul 15, 2018
Clear from the shortcut to RoS.
Jul 14, 2018 @ 9:40pm
Jul 14, 2018
Upper sections dry and tacky, but may be loose on some of the tight switchbacks near Family Guy to Race of Spades. Very good conditions.
Jul 10, 2018 @ 6:10pm
Jul 10, 2018
Mostly dry with odd mud patches
Jun 22, 2018 @ 1:10pm
Jun 22, 2018
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Photos

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May 22, 2018 @ 12:26pm
May 22, 2018
Pneuma, Calgary
114 |
Aug 1, 2017 @ 7:34pm
Aug 1, 2017
Pneuma, My City
129 |
Aug 1, 2017 @ 7:34pm
Aug 1, 2017
Pneuma, My City
136 |
Aug 1, 2017 @ 7:33pm
Aug 1, 2017
Pneuma, My City

Routes with this trail

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titleratingdistance
Sulphur to Pneuma to 7 of 27
9 miles
Moosepackers Loop
15 miles
SS to Pneuma to RoS
9 miles
Pneuma To Shaft Loop
13 miles

4 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!!
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  • + 1
flag boyblue1973 (May 24, 2017 at 8:48)
 Snow packed and muddy.
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  • + 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.
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  • + 0
flag ericW2 (Nov 4, 2018 at 14:54)
 Sure beat riding the road up
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GoPro: Pneuma Trail 3, Moose Mountain Bragg, Creek
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GoPro: Pnuema Trail 2A, Moose Mountain Bragg Creek
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