1 mile
Distance
858 ft
Climb
-21 ft
Descent
00:26:34
Avg time

Hyper Ventilation Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Castle Mountain
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #904 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

If you haven't ridden Hypervent you need to get on your bike and go there right now. It is a world class climb. Beautifully built, with switchbacks that are all rideable, but hard to get all of them right without putting a foot down. The top has a bench with great views out in all directions. If you are feeling especially in shape then take the right hand fork at the start. Pretty much the steepest bit of trail that is actually rideable on a bike anywhere.

Access Info

All sorts of ways here - via Uprooted (hard); or Roots (easier)

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hyper Ventilation mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    837 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,091 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,928 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,091 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,928 ft
  • Grade
    12.6%
  • Grade max
    -9.9%
  • Grade min
    61%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    328 ft
  • Distance flat
    282 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:19
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Status:
on Nov 2, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.15 (15 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
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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  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Hyper Ventilation Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 984 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,083 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      39 |
      May 28, 2020 @ 6:42pm
      May 28, 2020
      66 |
      Jul 17, 2019 @ 10:25am
      Jul 17, 2019
      55 |
      Jul 17, 2019 @ 9:19am
      Jul 17, 2019
      66 |
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 12:26pm
      Jun 9, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Dendens (Sep 24, 2018 at 10:07)
       Great climbing, not too steep but a bit scary because any mistake could have you falling down the mountain!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Duncan1967 (Jul 28, 2019 at 10:31)
       Well designed kudos to the FTA. Mind blowing.
      [Reply]

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      Hyper Ventilation || Castle Mountain || Scott...
      6:16 | 533 | Aug 20, 2018 , Fernie
      Castle Mountain || MTB Girl || Scott Genius
      3:41 | 355 | Aug 14, 2018 , Fernie
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