1,578 ft
Distance
-329 ft
Descent
00:10:28
Avg time

Root Canal Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #14033 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2010
  • Land Manager
    Forestry Commission

Built in summer 2009, Root Canal (formerly known as 423) has been used as a race track for various regional champs, and features regularly on the Aston Hill race calendar.

Straight off from the start you’re over a large table top – one of the biggest features of the track. Getting progressively steeper as it goes down, the track continues into a series of jumps, drops and loose corners, and finally ends up at the infamous J-turns before dropping into the finish.

Is this the trail for you?

Root Canal is a technical downhill trail for more experienced riders that is especially challenging when wet.

Trail surface types

Severe constructed trails and/or natural features. Many sections are continually challenging. Chalk and clay surface which is slippery when wet. Includes extreme levels of exposure and/or risk. Jumping ability required.

Gradients and technical trail features (TTFs)

Root Canal includes jumps, off camber elements, roots and steep turns.

Suggested fitness level

A good standard of fitness but technical skills are more important.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Root Canal bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -329 ft
  • Altitude min
    519 ft
  • Altitude max
    848 ft
  • Altitude start
    848 ft
  • Altitude end
    519 ft
  • Grade
    -20.846%
  • Grade max
    -34.234%
  • Grade min
    -5.637%
  • Distance down
    1,578 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:05
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Status:
on Jan 8, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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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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 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
  • Other Other
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      Root Canal Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 82 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 775 rides
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      Photos

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      201 |
      Feb 7, 2016 @ 10:52am
      Feb 7, 2016
      Root Canal, Little Chalfont
      277 |
      Jan 8, 2016 @ 5:51am
      Jan 8, 2016
      Root Canal, Astonhill
      101 |
      Sep 23, 2015 @ 9:54am
      Sep 23, 2015
      Root Canal, London
      133 |
      Sep 23, 2015 @ 9:53am
      Sep 23, 2015
      | 1 comments Root Canal, London

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