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Valley of 5 Lakes

Average Rating:    (4.27 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Ups and Downs along the valley, lots of rocks and rollers. Extremely rocky rough descents. 5 gorgeous lakes to gawk at. Go swimming if you dare, it's freakin cold.
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Latitude
52.81189307238332
Longitude
-118.01994323730469
Trail Directions
Southeast of Jasper about 3 km to the Old Fort Point. Check out the trail map and follow as posted and marked. Be very aware that a lot of tourist day-hikers may be waddling down this trail, especially at the south end. The best is to go south to the 5th lake and follow the highway back to Jasper.
Trail Length
30 km
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Jasper
   


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Review Date
June 5, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Rob , from Tarulli

Summary:
Starting from Old Fort Point rather than from the parking lot off of highway 16 will allow you to ride the majority of the trail free from hikers (most hikers start from the other side). Expect some technical uphills about an hour into the trail. Full suspension bikes are the way to go for most of the root layden downhills. Be sure to stop for a snack beside the lakes. The view from the trail allows for brilliant greenish-blue lake vistas. Slow down and expect hikers nearing the end of the trail. Intermediate level riders will likely have to dismount at least 4 times. Advanced riders should feel comfortable hopping over fallen trees and descending (sometimes)treacherous declines.

Recommended Route:
Start at Trail One (Old Fort Point. You will have to carry your bike up the stairs from the bridge.



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Review Date
April 14, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: TJ , from Sydney Australia

Summary:
Finally I got to ride this trail , smooth and fast in sections, bumby with little drop offs in others. Little chutes and fun stuff , and AWESOME scenery.
Watch out for bears , came over a hill and locked up face to face with a balck bear at 15 ft, glad it wasn't a mother and cubs. It took off at an amazing pace thank god

Recommended Route:
Can't exactly recall , but started at a road bridge and went in from there, then back along the road due to failing light.



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Review Date
June 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Dean , from Edmonton, AB

Summary:
Starts out as a walking trail, and then gives you a sneak preview of what is to come - some good roller coaster riding. There are some sweet speedy parts, 9C towards the end has some serious root section that's slippery when wet, all in all on of the top few trails in the Jasper area. I'll ride it again and again.
Good enough to entertain accomplished riders, and my gf sort of enjoyed it too - even on only her 2nd outing of the season.

Recommended Route:
If you're only doing one direction, head to the south entry, and ride back to old fort road, then you can road ride back to the parking lot (I camped at Wapiti and rode from there)



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Review Date
June 20, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: TJ , from Sydney, Australia

Summary:
it was a sad day I visited these lakes , I was in a Trek America tour group and had to walk it. Save for some running and pretending I had my bike bumpin off roots and shooting little down hill chutes. a school group came by, and nearly lost one of their number with a coat hanger (head high arm swingin tackle)from a ride starved aussie.
quick down hills , smooth trails , interesting lines if you look for them and fan-bloody -tastic scenery.
The good news I comin back in August , will review on return, RATED by memoery and potential

Recommended Route:
pretty much keep going left

Other recommended trails in the same area:
not same but outside of Banff there a "secret "network of trails that 's easy to find if you go out of tourist zone



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Review Date
January 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jeferbeest , from alberta

Summary:
Mutha shit!! This trail takes your breath away, in more ways than one. The scenery is great, and the trail is pretty tough, especially if your an out of shape person like myself. Otherwise, its wicked. lots of rocked to boof off.

Recommended Route:
the only one

Other recommended trails in the same area:
any of them



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