2,070 ft
Distance
-143 ft
Descent
00:03:30
Avg time

Roots Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
    Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #39449 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #15574 in E-Biking
    • #46908 in Trail Running
    • #47601 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Saskatchewan Parks

This is an amazing run to continually repeat and challenge yourself on. Roots is a tight, twisty trail with several challenges. While mainly a downhill trail travel is in both directions and the trail is a challenging technical climb, but only when the parking lot is empty. Climbing on the weekends is not recommended. The trail is not rideable in wet weather and due to the tree cover can take several extra days to dry.

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More Stats for Roots mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -143 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,737 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,880 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,880 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,736 ft
  • Grade
    -6.9%
  • Grade max
    -19.6%
  • Grade min
    -1.8%
  • Distance down
    2,070 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:03
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on Jun 7, 2023
Avg: 4.15 (8 votes)
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  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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      Roots Trail Reports

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      Jun 7, 2023 @ 6:17am
      Jun 7, 2023
      Unfortunately roots is in poor shape with significant damage -it has quite a number of mud holes where riders have deeply gouged out the trail. ...
      Jan 19, 2023 @ 7:53pm
      Jan 19, 2023
      Groomed, and thanks to snowshoers, it'll be great once it sets up. Recommend riding Jan 22 or later.
      Jul 24, 2022 @ 10:21am
      Jul 24, 2022
      Jun 11, 2022 @ 7:38am
      Jun 11, 2022
      Slowly drying up! Wicked Dank smell in the shade!
      May 22, 2022 @ 8:33am
      May 22, 2022
      Lots of mud/water mud way down.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 145 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,957 rides
      • Last: Feb 10, 2024

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      26 |
      May 21, 2022 @ 4:54pm
      May 21, 2022
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      May 21, 2022 @ 4:54pm
      May 21, 2022
      126 |
      Aug 14, 2018 @ 10:42am
      Aug 14, 2018
      502 |
      Mar 25, 2008 @ 12:11pm
      Mar 25, 2008
      | 2 comments

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      1:44 | 381 | Jun 14, 2021 , Moose Jaw
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      4:41 | 358 | Jan 5, 2020 , Moose Jaw
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