3,787 ft
Distance
9 ft
Climb
-961 ft
Descent
00:18:50
Avg time

Root Chute Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mt Ozzard
    Ucluelet, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Ozzard
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Secondary Access Road/Trail (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17914 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2003

This trail is very steep with lots of roots. It is muddy and slippery at all but the dryest times. Most of the woodwork has seen better days, and the bigger stunts are mostly gone or unrideable now. It is quite technical, but has flow when it's ridden fast. A dh or Enduro bike is best.

Access Info

Park at the lower gate on the Ozzard rd, and ride/hike up till it flattens out with an excellent view. About half way up the mountain. The trail starts right beside the first pole on the way back down the road. The entrance is very grown over at the moment, but it is rideable about 10 ft. down the trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Root Chute mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -951 ft
  • Altitude min
    476 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,428 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,428 ft
  • Altitude end
    476 ft
  • Grade
    -25.122%
  • Grade max
    -50.398%
  • Grade min
    5.179%
  • Distance climb
    113 ft
  • Distance down
    3,624 ft
  • Distance flat
    51 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:38
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Status:
on Feb 24, 2020
Wet
Avg: 4.6 (5 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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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Root Chute Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 24, 2020 @ 12:27pm
      Feb 24, 2020
      New bridge installed in wet muddy zone of lower section of trail. Also cleaned up entrance and exit. Removed some troublesome roots and added an...
      Feb 24, 2020 @ 12:24pm
      Feb 24, 2020
      Feb 24, 2020 @ 12:24pm
      Feb 24, 2020
      Work done in lower section. Bridge put in over very wet muddy spot. Bridge is not 100% finished and had been blocked till it is. Sections above...
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 9:03pm
      Feb 9, 2020
      New road re-route is complete. Work will still be going on during the week so suggest WEEKEND riding only until complete. Just ruffed in a new...
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 7:50am
      Oct 10, 2019
      Trail closed for road construction, re-routing road and taking out sections of the riding trail. Road access currently closed to area.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 34 rides
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      May 9, 2019 @ 2:37pm
      May 9, 2019

      Trail Events

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag tofhami (May 25, 2019 at 13:50)
       The trail is a real gem. Thank you for rebuilding it. A rooty cute double black diamond indeed. First part very steep, second part rather flowy with a couple of newly built jumps. Perfect!
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