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5 Mile Coulee

Average Rating:    (3.43 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Moderate singletrack out & back with some technical and/or exposed sections
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Latitude
49.61070993807422
Longitude
-112.939453125
Trail Directions
Follow pretty much any singletrack from behind the college towards the river or just take the paved trail down from the sugar bowl....they all end up at the same place.
Trail Length
5 miles (hence the name)
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Lethbridge
   


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Review Date
August 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: me you ,  Cross Country Rider , from the bridge

Summary:
not bad for a weekend ride, but the bridge needs to get some more trails going on,

Recommended Route:
anywhere, pretty much cant get lost in the prairies



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Review Date
July 5, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mel , from calgary

Summary:
This is a great trail for all levels of riders. There are some good rollers,bumps, and technical sections throughout. If you are an advanced rider this trail is wicked to take at speed. There are many single track trails that branch off of the main trail that offer different types of terrain. Watch for deer, porcupines,hikers, and other riders because it can get very busy especially on the chance day that it isnt windy. I live in Calgary now and have heard that there is some weenies pretending to be hard core by modifying trails with shovels and hoes. This is what gets mountainbikers bad press and trails get closed riders as a result. Let nature take its course and leave the trails alone!

Recommended Route:
for easy access drop in south of the college at the rcmp training course. There is however, dozens of points you can start from.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are tons of trails throughout the river valley and my best advice is to explore. You will understand what I mean when you visit the city because you will see single track trails all over the place. There is trails for the freerider, xc, and even slalom type trails.



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Review Date
August 21, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

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Reviewed by: S.Russell , from Lethbridge

Summary:
Trail build??? IF I ever catch somebody with a shovel messing with a coulee trail in the name of trail building I'll kick their ass. Most of these trails were formed by use not shovels & hoes. Funny that nobody has rode enough south of the "playground" since the floods to bring the trail back to life. The trail was constanty sloughing off into the OLD MAN every week the trail took a different shape, the wind( some days around 120Kph ) helped with this too.

Recommended Route:
As an original rider of this trail I can honestly say the name of the trail is really the 6 mile ride it was named like 12 years ago so don't argue..

Other recommended trails in the same area:
the ones the deer make not the ones the posers make with shovels, the losers like robin pisko



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Review Date
June 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Louie Midnight , from Canada

Summary:
A great local trail. It has seen better days though. There was a time when you could ride many Km's along the river, through a grove of trees, and exit (illegally) up a gravel rode that comes out waaayyyy behind the airport. Good epic ride..........sigh.
Anyways, its a good trail, constantly changing. Wicked wildlife viewing. If you want more of a challenge, ride it at night, watch out for porcupines.



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Review Date
September 21, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ryan , from Leth/Langley-ab/bc

Summary:
once you get to the trail its pretty fast (if you want it to be)take time to go up and down some of the deer trails.
there is a neat-o section where you hug the coulee side
a bit (ride it fast)
unfortunatly this trail leads you no where and is washed out in areas.

Recommended Route:
drop in anywhere from senic drive. there are some realy fast entries.follow down to the wussy paved path and head towards the leth country club or across from paridise canyon. the paved trail ends cross the river (there is a rock path but ride the river it's not hard)
ride the trail on the other side untill it extinguishes
and cross the river you will see another rock path, ride up to the next crappy paved section and continue on till you find your first decent length trail on your right. Follow and enjoy.(good for beginers to start on and adjust speed to make more difficult)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
any,ewok village,muff



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