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

5 km Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #8577

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
    00:12:00
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on May 2, 2015
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Avg: 4.1 (11 votes)

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5 km Trail Reports

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May 2, 2015 @ 1:53pm
May 2, 2015
Slick roots but tacky goodness!
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