1. Valley of the Five Lakes
Three German cyclists (a father and his two adult sons) lent me a hex wrench to fix my seat. It hadn’t broken; it had just rattled loose when I cleared a technical rock section for the first time.
The eldest son looked beat, like my wife had when I’d introduced her to mountain biking on this same trail last summer. I bet he wanted to throttle whatever Parks Canada employee had designated the trail as intermediate, too. His brother kept asking where locals rode and which trail was my favorite. Their father didn’t say too much. He just looked eager to ride.
Details: Valley of the Five Lakes Map | Distance: 24.00 km return | Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced | Note: After a rainy day, this trail is the first to dry.