2.0 miles
28 ft
-1,406 ft
Avg time

SHAFT Details

  • Riding area
  • 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
    1.2 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.2 miles
  • Altitude end
    5,099 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,451 ft
  • Distance down
    1.7 miles
  • Distance flat
    210 ft
  • Avg time
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on Nov 13, 2016
Avg: 3.9 (12 votes)

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SHAFT Trail Reports

Nov 13, 2016 @ 8:24pm
Nov 13, 2016
Aug 24, 2016 @ 5:39am
Aug 24, 2016
Dry and fast.
Aug 7, 2016 @ 2:00pm
Aug 7, 2016
reporter Several small puddles throughout and slick roots but overall not too saturated.
Jul 19, 2016 @ 6:48pm
Jul 19, 2016
From PB: There were puddles and mud patches on Family Guy and Shaft but nothing to keep you at home
Jun 13, 2016 @ 9:51pm
Jun 13, 2016
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Oct 3, 2016 @ 1:49pm
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Sep 29, 2016 @ 7:51am
Sep 29, 2016
SHAFT, Edmonton

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Routes with this trail

Pneuma to Shaft
8.0 miles
KR Enduro Series - Moose Stage 1 race
1.6 miles

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