2 miles
Distance
258 ft
Climb
-148 ft
Descent
00:24:01
Avg time

Trail 9a (5th Lake) Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May -Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #12928 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Technical cross country riding with many short techy climbs, some flowy side hill, and several rock gardens. Beautiful views throughout.

Access Info

Access from Parking #1 at Old Fort point via Trail 1 and Trail 9, or Parking #16

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Trail 9a (5th Lake) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    111 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,547 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,717 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,547 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,657 ft
  • Grade
    1.14%
  • Grade max
    -14.265%
  • Grade min
    19.163%
  • Distance climb
    4,895 ft
  • Distance down
    3,570 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,233 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:40:27
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Status:
on Sep 30, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.65 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Trail 9a (5th Lake) Trail Reports

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      Sep 30, 2018 @ 11:44am
      Sep 30, 2018
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 9:22pm
      Jul 15, 2018
      This is a technical fun trail. Very busy w tourists so its very well packed down and wide. This offers many line choices. Super fun rocky...
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 6:09am
      Jul 8, 2018
      Aug 8, 2017 @ 4:53pm
      Aug 8, 2017
      Jun 13, 2017 @ 2:10pm
      Jun 13, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 11 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      Aug 2, 2016 @ 9:51am
      Aug 2, 2016
      Trail 9a (5th Lake), Edmonton
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      Aug 2, 2016 @ 9:51am
      Aug 2, 2016
      Trail 9a (5th Lake), Edmonton

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Jjfullerton (Aug 2, 2017 at 10:55)
       Beautiful ride - several steep rock sections
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag maroha (Sep 18, 2017 at 7:52)
       Great trail. A small section is considered a black hiking trail and that section is quite gnarly for a bike. It's approximately 700m of the trail and we were still able to ride most of that section. Only pushed our bike up a few short steep extremely technical spots. The trail was fantastic.
      [Reply]

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