1 miles
Distance
966 ft
Climb
-177 ft
Descent
00:27:11
Avg time

Hyper Ventilation Details

  • Riding Area
    Castle Mountain
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #904 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 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); New Roots (easy) or Roots (medium)

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hyper Ventilation bike trail
  • Altitude change
    789 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,151 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,940 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,151 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,940 ft
  • Grade
    13.461%
  • Grade max
    -39.49%
  • Grade min
    63.415%
  • Distance climb
    4,176 ft
  • Distance down
    1,398 ft
  • Distance flat
    289 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:18
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Status:
on Sep 18, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.55 (9 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%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description & Photos
  • Videos

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Hyper Ventilation Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 4:09pm
      Sep 18, 2018
      Jul 28, 2018 @ 7:38am
      Jul 28, 2018
      Dusty and slick but fast. A bit blown out halfway down makes for nice heart jump start
      Jul 21, 2018 @ 9:49am
      Jul 21, 2018
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 1:37pm
      Jul 7, 2018
      Trail is in good shape.
      May 17, 2018 @ 9:53am
      May 17, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 142 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,561 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 30, 2018 @ 11:54pm
      Apr 30, 2018
      Hyper Ventilation, Fernie
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      Jan 13, 2017 @ 10:10am
      Jan 13, 2017
      Hyper Ventilation, Fernie
      188 |
      Jul 21, 2016 @ 11:17am
      Jul 21, 2016
      Hyper Ventilation, Fernie
      410 |
      Jun 9, 2013 @ 8:33am
      Jun 9, 2013
      Hyper Ventilation, Fernie

      1 Review & 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!
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