3.6 miles
1,471 ft
-1,785 ft
4,943 ft
High Point

Hyper Ventilation and Extension loop: warm-up with a gentle climb on the new Lower Uprooted (ask LBS for info) which leads into Upper Uprooted and onto the technical climbing challenge of Hyper Ventilation (all those switchbacks are rideable!). Stop at the top to admire the stunning views then head down Hyper Extension and onto Roots Extension for a big grin downhill blast. The loop finishes opposite a good entry point into Ridgemont to extend your ride. Best to ride this one in the morning as the climb up Hyper Ventilation gets the full afternoon sun and you’ll be sweating pretty hard as it is!

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1 Review & Comments

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flag FernieBC (Aug 24, 2016 at 11:09)
 Great write up & photos on your blog, BikePirate.com! This is another favourite of ours on Castle Mountain. Great views on the way up!

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Trails in Route

Uprooted2,802 ft
Hyper Ventilation1.1 miles
Hyperextension1.3 miles
Roots Extension3,691 ft


  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
More Stats for bike pirate fernie ride recommendation hyperventillation mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -314 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,462 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,784 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,470 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.6 miles
  • Distance down
    1.9 miles
  • Distance flat
    356 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Jul 4, 2016 @ 8:03am
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Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
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Apr 6, 2016
Section between the power line and River Road is soft but good. Couple of short snow patches. Above the power line is snow covered and below the road has snow and standing water.
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