2 miles
28 ft
-1,406 ft
Avg time

SHAFT Details

  • Riding area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,451 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    210 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 17, 2017
Avg: 4.15 (18 votes)

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SHAFT Trail Reports

Aug 17, 2017 @ 11:48am
Aug 17, 2017
Bottom run out of Shaft patched up following Shell's pipeline replacement. The hip is running better but do take it easy at the end if you...
Jun 24, 2017 @ 9:25pm
Jun 24, 2017
Jun 3, 2017 @ 4:21pm
Jun 3, 2017
May 29, 2017 @ 6:23pm
May 29, 2017
Got rained on, which made everything super slick. It should be full hero status within 24 hours.
Nov 13, 2016 @ 8:24pm
Nov 13, 2016
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Jun 27, 2017 @ 7:34am
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Jun 27, 2017 @ 7:32am
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SHAFT, Three Hills
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Jun 27, 2017 @ 7:31am
Jun 27, 2017
SHAFT, Three Hills

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