2 miles
Distance
28 ft
Climb
-1,406 ft
Descent
00:16:01
Avg time

SHAFT Details

  • Riding area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #8583
  • 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 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
    -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
    00:16:01
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on Oct 23, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.05 (19 votes)

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SHAFT Trail Reports

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Oct 23, 2017 @ 1:17pm
Oct 23, 2017
Great shape, dirt is a bit frozen is all
Oct 6, 2017 @ 8:07pm
Oct 6, 2017
Couple puddles, mostly dry
Sep 30, 2017 @ 7:27pm
Sep 30, 2017
Best conditions of the season
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
Great
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Jul 27, 2017 @ 10:02am
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Jun 27, 2017 @ 7:34am
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Jun 27, 2017 @ 7:32am
Jun 27, 2017
SHAFT, Three Hills
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Jun 27, 2017 @ 7:31am
Jun 27, 2017
SHAFT, Three Hills

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