1.1 miles
Distance
63 ft
Climb
-1,201 ft
Descent
00:20:40
Avg time

5th Horseman Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cypress Mountain
    West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (6 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #4731 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #47342 in Trail Running
    • #12168 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 45 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
    00:20:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:45
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Status:
on Jun 9, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (43 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      5th Horseman Trail Reports

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      Jun 9, 2022 @ 10:01am
      Jun 9, 2022
      The tree is cut into smaller sections. I moved a lot of it away from the trail. Will need a shovel and a pick to remove the rest.
      Jun 6, 2022 @ 10:40pm
      Jun 6, 2022
      huge tree down just after the small kicker near the top and just before the two old drops
      Jun 1, 2022 @ 9:26pm
      Jun 1, 2022
      Essentially no mud or puddles; the best!
      May 19, 2022 @ 10:46pm
      May 19, 2022
      Apr 25, 2022 @ 4:46pm
      Apr 25, 2022
      Running well. Good flow.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 358 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,404 rides
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      2,459 |
      Jan 16, 2018 @ 1:12pm
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      | 1 comments
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      Feb 11, 2015 @ 8:52pm
      Feb 11, 2015
      3,560 |
      Feb 10, 2015 @ 8:36am
      Feb 10, 2015
      | 5 comments
      2,252 |
      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]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 2
      Nonsmoker (May 22, 2021 at 17:15)
       This trail delivers every time. A true shore classic.
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