2.0 miles
Distance
28 ft
Climb
-1,406 ft
Descent
00:22:21
Avg time

SHAFT Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (6 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #2901 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #8306 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 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.

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More Stats for SHAFT mountain bike trail 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
    00:22:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:40
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on Feb 16, 2024
Snow Groomed
Avg: 4.05 (44 votes)
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      SHAFT Trail Reports

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      Feb 16, 2024 @ 4:31pm
      Feb 16, 2024
      Still too soft? Looks like Shaft was recently groomed but snow hadn’t solidified yet. We didn’t quite make it to the first gap jump up top...
      Jan 17, 2024 @ 6:16pm
      Jan 17, 2024
      6” to 8” of soft dry powder on top of ice.
      Dec 23, 2023 @ 12:46pm
      Dec 23, 2023
      4” of fresh snow today, looks like groomed underneath, single rut (and choppy outside the rut) for the top half, bottom half was smooth in...
      Dec 16, 2023 @ 7:31pm
      Dec 16, 2023
      Fat biked today. Top was deep snow and single track. Once the downhill started it was a mix of deep previous tire marks or a mix of brown snow....
      Nov 1, 2023 @ 11:01am
      Nov 1, 2023
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