1 miles
Distance
115 ft
Climb
-880 ft
Descent
00:12:34
Avg time

5 km Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mount 7
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #13715 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking

5K is a classic section of trail on the lower part of the main Mount 7 descent trail.

The 5K trail starts out with a short, challenging, rooty climb to the main trail. Mere mortals will give up and walk this section, how about you? When you reach the main trail, stay right and start descending. There are a couple of small punchy uphills, then the fast flow starts. The trail descends along a ridge that opens up at times with views of the valley, though you’ll probably have your eyes glued to the trail. Rooty, rocky sections of trail and corners continue on for sometime, then a section of the trail known as “Wet Dream” comes up fast. This section has a few variations that end up in the same place. The easiest and less committing option is to take the first left, which is also called the 5K Alternate, #71 on the paper map. If not taking 5K Alternate to the left, then the main line is straight ahead, and it also has a few variations to descend through a steep technical section of terrain. There are a couple of larger drops in the vicinity that are worth scouting.

After getting through the aforementioned section the trail starts descending towards the 3K/True Value entrance.

Access Info

From Reflection Lake Trailhead, one can bike or shuttle to the 5K entrance along the Bowle-Evans Road. Alternatively, one can pedal up using Schacher trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 5 km mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -765 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,305 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,072 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,070 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,305 ft
  • Grade max
    -94.879%
  • Grade min
    81.485%
  • Distance climb
    594 ft
  • Distance down
    4,027 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,125 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:34
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on Jul 4, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.35 (22 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • Ladder Ladder
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      5 km Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 149 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 356 rides
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      Photos

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      87 |
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 11:29am
      Jan 5, 2019
      242 |
      Sep 24, 2017 @ 5:02pm
      Sep 24, 2017
      492 |
      Sep 6, 2011 @ 10:11pm
      Sep 6, 2011
      442 |
      Dec 9, 2008 @ 6:03pm
      Dec 9, 2008

      Routes with this trail

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      2016 Singletrack 6 - Smith Optics Stage 5: Golden race
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      Golden Ultra Conquer 2019 race
      19 miles

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