1.1 miles
Distance
178 ft
Climb
-87 ft
Descent
00:12:03
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
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, 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
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

Access Info

Branches off of Beaver Flats

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Catalyst mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    92 ft
  • Altitude min
    303 ft
  • Altitude max
    395 ft
  • Altitude start
    303 ft
  • Altitude end
    394 ft
  • Grade
    1.6%
  • Grade max
    -17.5%
  • Grade min
    14.5%
  • Distance climb
    3,789 ft
  • Distance down
    1,549 ft
  • Distance flat
    407 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:50
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Status:
on Nov 13, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 3.8 (24 votes)
Your vote: 0

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

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      Nov 13, 2023 @ 6:29am
      Nov 13, 2023
      Nov 3, 2023 @ 9:52am
      Nov 3, 2023
      Nov 2, 2023 @ 9:33am
      Nov 2, 2023
      Lots O Leaves
      Nov 1, 2023 @ 2:26pm
      Nov 1, 2023
      Nov 1, 2023 @ 2:22pm
      Nov 1, 2023
      maximum leaves. There is Trail closed sign at the last switchback, but trail is passable thru the clear cut section towards Party Atmosphere.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 649 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 10,152 rides
      • Last: Feb 12, 2024

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