1.1 miles
Distance
169 ft
Climb
-89 ft
Descent
00:08:29
Avg time

Catalyst Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    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
    00:08:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:42
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2021
Variable
Avg: 3.75 (21 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      Catalyst Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 12, 2021 @ 8:43am
      Oct 12, 2021
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 12:49pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      Oct 1, 2021 @ 6:16am
      Oct 1, 2021
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 12:25pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      Still a little greasy, don't go too crazy yet. - Tree cleared, ty trail fairies
      Sep 24, 2021 @ 1:23pm
      Sep 24, 2021
      Greasy, be careful - Small tree down on the first switchback, a small handsaw should be able to clear it
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 43 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,519 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,370 rides
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      Photos

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      Routes with this trail

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      12 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      atrokz (May 5, 2016 at 6:44)
       Good to go for the 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]
      • + 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]
      • + 1
      eggnogged (Aug 6, 2018 at 12:08)
       Great trail. Considerable exposure in some sections.
      [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]
      • + 0
      Traildog89 (Apr 29, 2020 at 18:43)
       Trail is in amazing shape right now, go ride it
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      sdrvper HMBA (Oct 22, 2020 at 16:36)
       Leaf blown - thank you Don crew!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      natedagreat (Apr 17, 2021 at 10:28)
       Another one bites the dust, rip RimJob
      [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]
      • + 3
      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]

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