12 miles
1,427 ft
-1,427 ft
3,804 ft
High Point

Starts at Parking Lot 1 - Old Fort Point

A mix of single track and short technical climbs/descents makes this a classic Jasper ride. The crystal clear lakes and vistas are stunning. In the early spring crocuses abound on south facing slopes and garter snakes are often seen by those with sharp eyes as they emerge from their winter burrows near 3rd lake. It is preferable to ride this trail in a more or less clockwise path around the lakes.

To make a longer ride start in town or add Trail 9 to Wabasso lake at the far end of the loop.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag oneawesomeness (Aug 8, 2017 at 16:52)
 Lots of hikers at valley of the five lakes parking lot area. No hikers after the 2rd lake. Sunny and dry.

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Trails in Route

Trail 15,157 ft
Trail 1a3,287 ft
Trail 93 miles
Trail 9a (5th Lake)2 miles
Trail 94 miles
Trail 11 miles


More Stats for Valley of the Five Lakes - Long Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,412 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,412 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,412 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
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Trail 1 and Trail 9 Mountain Bike Ride
Trail 1 and Trail 9 Mountain Bike Ride
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May 9, 2016
Trail 9 and Trail 1 A Mountain Bike Ride
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Trail 9
Aug 17, 2018 @ 4:15pm
Aug 17, 2018
2 trees across the trail. One you can ride over, one younhave to lift your bike over.
Trail 1a
Aug 17, 2018 @ 4:15pm
Aug 17, 2018
A couple of wetter spots but nothing too bad.
Trail 9a (5th Lake)
Jul 15, 2018 @ 9:22pm
Jul 15, 2018
This is a technical fun trail. Very busy w tourists so its very well packed down and wide. This offers many line choices. Super fun rocky sections to pick through and some steep drops for only the brave. About 10-20% hike a bike depending on skill level. Ride early morn to avoid crowds. Would do again!
Trail 1
Jul 8, 2018 @ 6:09am
Jul 8, 2018
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