1.1 miles
Distance
169 ft
Climb
-89 ft
Descent
00:12:01
Avg time

Catalyst Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Don Valley
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Global Ranking
    #3027 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #13917 in E-Biking
    • #4895 in Trail Running
    • #7694 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Owner
    City of Toronto / Toronto Region Conservation Authority

Popular and challenging trail: well loved by many. Steep climbs. Switchbacks. Primarily located on a ravine wall. Very dangerous when wet.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Catalyst mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    80 ft
  • Altitude min
    315 ft
  • Altitude max
    395 ft
  • Altitude start
    315 ft
  • Altitude end
    394 ft
  • Grade
    1.4%
  • Grade max
    -17.5%
  • Grade min
    14.5%
  • Distance climb
    3,776 ft
  • Distance down
    1,634 ft
  • Distance flat
    407 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:00
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Status:
on Jan 7, 2023
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 3.75 (23 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Catalyst Trail Reports

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      Jan 7, 2023 @ 11:15pm
      Jan 7, 2023
      Frozen Solid
      Dec 18, 2022 @ 1:47pm
      Dec 18, 2022
      Some ice and snow overall good, ran with skinnies and no studs
      Dec 15, 2022 @ 6:11am
      Dec 15, 2022
      Finished removing the other tree. Trail is all clear now
      Dec 11, 2022 @ 11:14am
      Dec 11, 2022
      We (well, mostly Trevor) moved the second tree off the trail. I'll come back later with my chainsaw to clear the first one out.
      Dec 10, 2022 @ 3:45pm
      Dec 10, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 770 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 8,417 rides
      • Last: Jan 24, 2023

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      21 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Vgorous (Jun 23, 2022 at 14:58)
      Unless I missed it, this trail is a dead end due to construction.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      natedagreat (Jun 23, 2022 at 19:33)
      Sky Pilot is the best option when the fences are up, then you can climb back up at the PA Upline to bypass it.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Ssymes (Apr 6, 2022 at 20:09)
      Wasn’t this last part called rim job?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      natedagreat (Apr 6, 2022 at 20:31)
      yeah, from Old Catalyst to Party atmosphere.

      likely merged bc of the name
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      MrLski (Oct 10, 2021 at 6:25)
      Some looser chopped roots on key climbs...rooty switchback as you enter ol Rimjob...than on PA Tremco climb. You will never do those climbs punk...paved is for you
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      natedagreat (Oct 10, 2021 at 17:12)
      Seriously… I was just getting the hang of tremco ffs…

      I noticed the same thing on some of the foreplay switchbacks too..
      [Reply]
      • + 5
      oneubauer (Nov 4, 2021 at 16:52)
      I've been noticing this happening more and more! and not just here but other sections too.
      Always at the crux section where you had to use a bit of technique and finesse to make it without dabbing. All made too easy now.

      If the person doing this is reading this: if you simply must make the trails more like road riding, do it by _adding_ dirt. Or even rocks. Seriously: it will have the same effect, and when you finally decide to take up riding in a velodrome where you belong, the rest of us can at least undo your hack-job attempt at trail maintenance and enjoy the trails again.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      MrLski (Nov 6, 2021 at 6:39)
      ...its one of 3...looser newbie, strava champ, or gravel warrior to pass easy.
      Regardless...STOP this sh.t...and pray you wont get caught while you hack away our fun. Dumbing down to match your dumb self...f off already!
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      MrLski (Nov 6, 2021 at 6:47)
      I know multiple people are on the look out to catch this punk...I think we should make a small signs and place them in location where he chopped out the challenge to let him know...maybe he is not on those platforms(most likely he is)
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      Canadmos TRAILFORKS (Nov 6, 2021 at 9:14)
      A sign is sometimes a good idea. You'll most likely never catch the person.

      I had a similar thing happen on a local trail; people where cutting a corner by like 10 feet, just to avoid some roots. I'd pile logs and trees over the shortcut, but within days they'd be gone. Repeated this process 2 or 3 times before I printed up a sign, laminated and tied it to a stick over a new pile of logs telling them to screw off.

      They must have got the hint because that pile of logs is still there a few years later.
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      Canadmos TRAILFORKS (Nov 6, 2021 at 9:17)
      Found a picture of that sign Smile

      i.imgur.com/hADnHqj.jpeg
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      RichardqQu7A8 (May 13, 2021 at 11:10)
      Glad they did not merge PA and C. Would have been a nightmare
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      natedagreat (May 14, 2021 at 8:19)
      Yeah I think it was because of the name, they just decided to merge the 2 instead of changing it
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      natedagreat (Apr 17, 2021 at 10:28)
      Another one bites the dust, rip RimJob
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      sdrvper HMBA (Oct 22, 2020 at 16:36)
      Leaf blown - thank you Don crew!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Traildog89 (Apr 29, 2020 at 18:43)
      Trail is in amazing shape right now, go ride it
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jesse-effing-edwards (Jan 29, 2020 at 13:01)
      Not really a black diamond trail if you enter from the bottom by the bridge as opposed to coming in from the highline (which is trickier). A lot of pedalling with few features, but worth the ride if you wanna hit PA which is a classic.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      eggnogged (Aug 6, 2018 at 12:08)
      Great trail. Considerable exposure in some sections.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Hypolyte (Jun 5, 2018 at 12:31)
      Dry. Some wood bridges broken. Very challenging but very very cool. 1st in this trail and first outing this season.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      dirtsimple (Jan 13, 2018 at 15:19)
      Built this trail in 2004.... first bit is PA ( party atmosphere)... trail starts at switchbacks....
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      atrokz (May 5, 2016 at 6:44)
      Good to go for the season.
      [Reply]





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