2 miles
Distance
28 ft
Climb
-1,406 ft
Descent
00:16:33
Avg time

SHAFT Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #5235 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2011

SHAFT stands for Super Happy Awesome Fun Trail. It is a high-speed bermed-corner blue trail that has become popular with the XC/AM crowd as well. SHAFT starts off fairly mellow with some sweeping corners and little hits here and there. As it rolls downhill, you get eased into faster speeds and bigger berms before getting shot out the bottom along the old T-Dub gully. Cross Canyon Creek, high-five everyone in sight with a big ol' grin on your face.

This trail is totally doable on everything in the 120-200mm travel range, including hardtails. Good tires help. Ride don't slide. Good loop options include:
- Pneuma [from Hwy66] to SHAFT and then back on the Hwy or Elbow Valley
- Sulphur Springs to Pneuma to SHAFT to EV to Pneuma to RoS [intense]
- SS to Pneuma to SHAFT to EV to Pneuma to Moosepackers to Ridgeback [hardcore].

NB: The trail has some loose rock, but it's not like surfing a scree slope. Once you're into the bermed part of the trail, watch your crank placement - the tread has a bit of a v-notch going on and it's possible to catch a pedal on the uphill side in a few spots.

Access Info

If you're shuttling, drive to the end of the Moose mountain road and head directly west towards the gated road to the well site. Push another 100 meters up the gated road where you will find the entrance to T-Dub to your left and the entrance to SHAFT just a few meters past it, also on your left. SHAFT finishes on the last few hundred meters of T-Dub which will then flow onto the Canyon Creek road, where you pedal south (left) towards the Ing’s mine parking lot. where your driver should wait.

If you're riding up Pneuma, exit at Special K [or lower] and take the road to the well site.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for SHAFT bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,378 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,099 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,477 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,477 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,099 ft
  • Grade
    -12.801%
  • Grade max
    -108.661%
  • Grade min
    7.43%
  • Distance climb
    1,451 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    210 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:33
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on Jul 3, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4 (20 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Sight Sight
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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      Directions to shaft trailhead (50.914090, -114.778960)
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      SHAFT Trail Reports

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      Jul 3, 2019 @ 5:12pm
      Jul 3, 2019
      A little slick but not damaging.
      Jun 17, 2019 @ 5:45pm
      Jun 17, 2019
      May 30, 2019 @ 8:16pm
      May 30, 2019
      Rode up family guy, finished the ride up to SHAFT entrance. A wee bit of mud in the top section, rest was dry all the way down to the creek.
      May 20, 2019 @ 7:03pm
      May 20, 2019
      I rode to the top of the road, the entrance is completely snow covered and the entire mountain has snow until around half way up the fire road or so
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 3:34pm
      Apr 21, 2019
      Partially snow covered for top 1/3, great riding below
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 100 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 748 rides
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