Big Sweat (Valley of the Five Lakes / Wabasso)

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Level: Expert
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,206/ -120 ft
Total: 9 riders
 

Mountain Biking Big Sweat (Valley of the Five Lakes / Wabasso)

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There are washrooms at the the trail head (Fort Point), at Valley of the Five Lakes (by the highway) as well as at Wabasso Lake (by the highway). Intermediate bikers will follow Trail 9c, there are trail signs at each trail crossing. When you come to a fairly obvious Y which is the 9 and 9a, you have a choice to make. If you stick to the high trail it is fairly nice and flows above the lakes which give you the view of the crystal blue green water. If you take 9 down to the lake areas, you will have a more challenging ride over a technical section of roots and rocks. If on trail 9a and / or 9b you will come down a hill and see a bridge straight ahead. This will take you out to the highway (washroom) and you can go back to town following the river trails. If you are on 9 you will pop out and that same bridge will be on your right. So it is the meeting of 3 trails essentially. If you choose to keep going on trail 9, you will enjoy the curvy, racing kind of singletrack. Be aware of hikers and other bikers, slow down for them. There is an area on this section that may have a fairly large tree to go around or over, it's worth it to keep going. Wabasso Lake is not far after a small bridge. There are many different ways to go back. Either retrace your path in or head out to the highway and ride in the grassy ditch along the highway. There are other trails as well if you are adventerous!

First added by chuckpelley on Aug 2, 2014. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
You exit Jasper from the middle exit, go straight across the highway and take the first left. After you cross the bridge over the river you can park. If you Park beside the Old Fort Point (the big rock area) the trail head is right there.
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