1.1 miles
Distance
63 ft
Climb
-1,201 ft
Descent
00:24:21
Avg time

5th Horseman Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cypress Mountain
    West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Proline (5 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #12420 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 40 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BPP

Very steep with steep mandatory rock features with high consequence sections. Contains natural and man-made TTFs. Not a beginners trail.

Access Info

Accessed off BLT, exits onto the Eagle Lake access road. About as difficult as it gets on Cypress.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for 5th Horseman mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,138 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,010 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,148 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,148 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,010 ft
  • Grade
    -19.276%
  • Grade max
    -56.038%
  • Grade min
    26.471%
  • Distance climb
    309 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    157 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:44:34
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Status:
on May 25, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (38 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      5th Horseman Trail Reports

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      May 25, 2021 @ 4:26pm
      May 25, 2021
      Superb. However, someone took out that little tree in the middle of the trail at the bottom of the new section, before you crest into the Little...
      May 16, 2021 @ 5:34pm
      May 16, 2021
      Loose n’ zesty
      May 11, 2021 @ 3:14pm
      May 11, 2021
      Running well but sharp rock gave me a flat. That rock has been removed and is no longer a threat to your wheels!
      May 6, 2021 @ 8:55pm
      May 6, 2021
      May 6, 2021 @ 8:54pm
      May 6, 2021
      Did some much needed work today at the Steps for the main tech line. This has become more and more eroded and needed a little bit of dirt on the...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 20 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 388 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 469 rides
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      Photos

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      1,992 |
      Jan 16, 2018 @ 1:12pm
      Jan 16, 2018
      1,130 |
      Feb 11, 2015 @ 8:52pm
      Feb 11, 2015
      3,162 |
      Feb 10, 2015 @ 8:36am
      Feb 10, 2015
      | 4 comments
      2,047 |
      Jul 31, 2011 @ 10:15pm
      Jul 31, 2011
      | 3 comments

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      jhowe001 (Apr 7, 2020 at 22:00)
       The best @ Cypress
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      vancity (Jul 31, 2020 at 10:57)
       Some tricky tech, a couple higher consequence sections (particularly when wet or dusty), some nice rock rolls near the bottom - this trail has a great variety that will challenge the advanced rider.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Nonsmoker (May 22, 2021 at 17:15)
       This trail delivers every time. A true shore classic.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      youtuber 5th Horseman | Cypress Mountain, West...
      14:46 | 965 | Jun 14, 2020 , West Vancouver
      youtuber Is this the GNARLIEST trail on the North...
      19:12 | 710 | Apr 15, 2020 , West Vancouver
      5th Horseman - Cypress 2021
      8:05 | 3 | Jun 21, 2021 , West Vancouver
      5th Horseman Trail Preview
      3:25 | 35 | May 25, 2021 , West Vancouver
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