5 km Details
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.
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 min3,305 ft
Altitude max4,072 ft
Altitude start4,070 ft
Altitude end3,305 ft
Distance climb594 ft
Distance down4,027 ft
Distance flat1,125 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
5 km Trail Reports
Oct 27, 2017 @ 6:19pmOct 27, 2017
|One tree down near top of descent all clear to 3k.|
Aug 29, 2017 @ 2:03pmAug 29, 2017
|Still unrideable, plenty of work needed! And most other trails aswell!|
Aug 22, 2017 @ 10:46amAug 22, 2017
Aug 2, 2017 @ 4:37pmAug 2, 2017
|Massive trees down blocking trail. Unridable. Same for three k and adjoining trails.|
Jul 30, 2017 @ 5:35pmJul 30, 2017
|Nasty trees knocked down from a week ago. Painful hike and bike. Hopefully, will be cleared soon.|
Routes with this trail
|2016 Singletrack 6 - Smith Optics Stage 5: Golden race||19 miles|
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