3 miles
Distance
392 ft
Climb
-392 ft
Descent
3,718 ft
High Point

Route starts at Parking Lot 15 - Valley of the Five Lakes

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 consider adding Trail 9 out to Wabasso Lake as part of your outing or take the longer loop around the lakes by using Trail 9 and Trail 9a unstead of 9b.

Local Trail Association
Jasper Park Cycling Association (jasperparkcycling.com)
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More Stats for Valley of the Five Lakes - Short Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,548 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,548 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,548 ft
  • Grade max
    -17.609%
  • Grade min
    18.942%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,847 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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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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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
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 9b
Aug 17, 2017 @ 4:22pm
Aug 17, 2017
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