4 miles
Distance
478 ft
Climb
-490 ft
Descent
1,211 ft
High Point

The Five of Diamonds links together Falcon Trails Resort's best mountain bike trails. It winds through the boreal forest and over outcrops of the Canadian Shield. Variation of challenging rock-face, some easy single track, a few steep drop-roll downs, steep climbs, and machine built switchback climb next to a bermed descent.

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7 Reviews & Comments

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flag Brv1969 (May 16, 2018 at 10:57)
 If you're a fan of old school techy grindy trails, look no further. You'll definitely get your granny gear on here crawling through the roots and baby heads. Comparing these trails to BC is quite a stretch, but definitely a fun area to ride after doing Blue Highway.
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flag brick-bryan (Aug 25, 2018 at 13:16)
 So many baby heads that by the time we got to the top on the world. I went through 2 rear tubes.
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flag crislabossiere SWTA (Aug 25, 2018 at 14:49)
 Sorry to hear you’ve had this double flat experience, that’s definitely a downer.

I can’t rememeber the last time I had a flat riding Five of Diamonds, and I ride it nearly every weekend.

I have 2.35 tires running tubeless, so this helps a lot.

There might be a solution for you in tire pressure, tire size, and going tubeless is worth considering.

We’ve made an effort to remove most of the easy to remove pointy rocks, but it is a naturally rugged area.

You can private msg me if you like. I’d like to learn what set up you’re running.
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flag BLAZINDAYZ (May 6, 2019 at 11:07)
 Alot of work has been put into this trail in recent years. Hats off to Cris/Chris and volunteers. Existing trail have been retained and improved, new trails cut, wood ramps to bridge some boggy sections and transition some climbs.
A few improvements can be made though.
First ascent up is too steep for long term sustainability.
First two downhills are boring, almost straight down and open. Need to build a benched singletrack trail that milks the descent & lengthen the total trail length.
More berms, jumps and features would be great. The potential is immense.
End of top of the world should be tied into Five of Diamonds instead of routing back to fireroad.
And lastly, other trails should be revived. Old classic such as Buffalo Jump, Pine Ridge, Red Green Connector, and Benson Back Forty. This would add to total trail system length. A bit of a drive for 7kms and not everyone's into XCO laps.
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flag crislabossiere SWTA (May 6, 2019 at 18:21)
 Thanks for your comments! Glad you’re enjoying it.

It’s good we’re on the same page. I have made all the same observations and have experimented with rough cut’s. Buffalo Jump was added back last year????

Two years ago we rough cut a link from TOW bypassing the service trail.

We’ve started working on a long descent with jumps and berms that we got permission for last year.

There are few trails I’ve marked as unsustainable due to grade, and the steep one near the beginning you caught is the worst of the bunch. There’s part of rough cut done for that much needed re-route.

We’re looking forward to Parks granting us permission for those changes. Your comments here really help, thanks a tonne!

I’ll be out soon to start work again. I haven’t made it out yet this spring. Feel free to msg me anytime with concerns or comments you have. We should do lap this summer share Idea’s. Cris
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flag crislabossiere SWTA (May 6, 2019 at 18:22)
 Oops.. those question marks were supposed to be a thumbs up emoji..
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flag h0pster (Jul 6, 2019 at 18:29)
 This place absolutely rocks!
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  • Physical rating
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  • Ridelogs
    58
More Stats for Five of Diamonds mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -12 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,078 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,090 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,078 ft
  • Grade
    -0.055%
  • Grade max
    -18.862%
  • Grade min
    15.517%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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