6 miles
Distance
2,419 ft
Climb
-987 ft
Descent
01:15:17
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
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • 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 [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 50 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 mountain bike trail 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
    01:15:17
  • Avg reverse time
    01:37:03
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Status:
on Jan 2, 2021
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.15 (29 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Radar Time
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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
  • 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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      Pneuma Trail Reports

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      Jan 2, 2021 @ 11:44pm
      Jan 2, 2021
      Between sulfur springs and parking lot, trail is packed snow, above that it is not well packed by snowshoes and disappears entirely under deep...
      Oct 6, 2020 @ 7:23am
      Oct 6, 2020
      Nice an tacky most of the way up to 7-27. The leaves make it somewhat slippery in some places, but overall in great shape.
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 6:12am
      Sep 28, 2020
      Rode from the parking lot to 7-27. Trail is in perfect condition. No wet spots and not as dry as the climbing trails in West Bragg (Ranger Summit,...
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 8:48pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      This was a great trail for climbingvinstead of the extremely dusty road, apart from the roots this was a great trail.
      Sep 8, 2020 @ 10:23am
      Sep 8, 2020
      2 large trees down across trail about 750m from start of the trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 278 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 961 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      17 |
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 9:49pm
      Oct 3, 2020
      27 |
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 8:14pm
      Sep 12, 2020
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      Jul 10, 2020 @ 6:49am
      Jul 10, 2020
      83 |
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 6:49am
      Jul 10, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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

      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      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]
      • + 3
      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]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag 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
      flag 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
      flag 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]

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