435 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-6 ft
Descent
00:18:18
Avg time

Garter Belt Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    South March Highlands
    Kanata, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #17841 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking

The hardest trail in the network, Garter Belt, also known as Fat Bitch is a extremely hard trail with steep climbs, step ups and a ridge to the edge of it. Almost impossible to ride flawlessly from the direction after the climb on Ridgetop, this trail does not have any cut arounds or optional lines from the main trail.

Access Info

Take Ridgetop from South Dogsled and turn left after the climb at the start
Or
Take Ridgetop coming form Ridgetop Roll and turn right before rock garden trail starts with drop

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Garter Belt bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    393 ft
  • Altitude max
    400 ft
  • Altitude start
    396 ft
  • Altitude end
    393 ft
  • Grade
    -0.678%
  • Grade max
    -5.194%
  • Grade min
    6.238%
  • Distance climb
    155 ft
  • Distance down
    187 ft
  • Distance flat
    93 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:36
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Status:
on Sep 21, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Garter Belt Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 6:18am
      Sep 21, 2019
      All good to go, perfect conditions, no mud, erosion everything is perfect except the big ridge on the side of the trail
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 2:06pm
      Sep 16, 2019
      All clear Small tree that can be ridden over no issue. Original line is somewhat not tracked as well as the cut around. Gravel road at end very loose.
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 6:20am
      Aug 11, 2019
      Small tree that can be avoided. Still knarly Cool new sign at top of rock roll at start Adds character to the trail Great for riding
      Jun 8, 2019 @ 10:51am
      Jun 8, 2019
      Jun 1, 2019 @ 11:28am
      Jun 1, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 403 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,101 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag JumpinJesus (Sep 30, 2017 at 20:46)
       That big ass log get cut through yet?
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