Photo: Reuben Krabbe

Moose Mountain

Ride super happy awesome trails

Bike

Beginner-friendly

Full day

Moose Mountain, or “Moose” as it’s often referred to, is a popular destination for mountain biking west of Calgary. The riding area has 18 trails that range from beginner to expert level, and it offers spectacular views of the foothills and Rocky Mountains.

Moose Mountain

Moose Mountain, Kananaskis, AB, Canada

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Driving time from Calgary

2 hours

Trails to check out

18

Technical trail features

20

Planning your ride

Choose your own adventure on Moose Mountain

Road, trail or truck: climb on

There are several ways to access the trails on Moose Mountain, but starting at the bottom of Moose Mountain Road is the simplest. One of the best parts about riding here is you can climb singletrack trail if you’re looking for a challenge, climb the road if you’re after an easier route, or shuttle to the top in a vehicle.

“Lemmy” at ‘em

A true intermediate descent, Race of Spades is a trail that gives you a great variety in trail features over a long descent. A name play on the popular song Ace of Spades, there are some optional jumps and features on this trail that are nearly as aggressive as the volume at a Motörhead concert.

Super happy awesome fun trail

S.H.A.F.T. (the “Super Happy Awesome Fun Trail”) is aptly named and makes an excellent warm-up descent for riders of all skill levels. An amazing amount of work went into building this trail, and even more has been put in to keep it going. Take note of the fallen tree blowdown from winter storms, and the immense reroute and trail work from the damage caused from Alberta’s 2013 floods. High-five to the trail builders!

An old classic

Looking for something a little wilder? SLF is an old classic that’s seen updates, reroutes and considerable attention over the years. There are steep fall line sections, jumps and stunts, and finishes on a rock roll that’s sure to make your heart skip a beat. Ultimately though, it’s another great descent at Moose Mountain.

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