1.5 miles
Distance
341 ft
Climb
-404 ft
Descent
00:20:16
Avg time

Roots Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Castle Mountain
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #41328 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #18614 in E-Biking
    • #3660 in Trail Running
    • #7115 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 75 in Snowshoeing

One of the original Fernie trails. Not quite as Rooty and unpleasant as the name might suggest. Classic old school up and down and offers lots of options to hook into other trails. World class fun as a downhill especially if you keep going down onto Montane.

Section between River Road and Snoop Lion is part of the Elk Valley / TransCanada Trail.

Access Info

Either off of Montane of bottom of Hypervent.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Roots mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -62 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,717 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,098 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,782 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,720 ft
  • Grade
    -0.8%
  • Grade max
    -74.5%
  • Grade min
    31.8%
  • Distance climb
    3,317 ft
  • Distance down
    3,770 ft
  • Distance flat
    899 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:45
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Status:
on Nov 12, 2022
Snow Packed
Avg: 3.25 (16 votes)
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      Roots Trail Reports

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      Nov 12, 2022 @ 1:46am
      Nov 12, 2022
      Jul 8, 2022 @ 5:56am
      Jul 8, 2022
      Jun 7, 2022 @ 5:27pm
      Jun 7, 2022
      There has been a lot of work put into repairing ruts and improving drainage in the past couple of weeks on the section from the Roots/Uprooted...
      Jun 7, 2022 @ 7:11am
      Jun 7, 2022
      The section of Roots above the Roots/Uprooted intersection has had a lot of work in the past week to eliminate ruts and improve drainage and more...
      May 26, 2022 @ 9:40am
      May 26, 2022
      Rutted areas from storms in the fall. Trail is more difficult climbing and descending than usual. Work has begun at the north end to improve this...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 195 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,811 rides
      • Last: Jan 26, 2023

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      Apr 29, 2019 @ 5:24pm
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      Apr 29, 2019 @ 5:20pm
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      Apr 21, 2019 @ 5:39pm
      Apr 21, 2019
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      May 27, 2018 @ 10:42am
      May 27, 2018

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      Castle Mountain || MTB Girl || Scott Genius
      3:41 | 467 | Aug 14, 2018 , Fernie
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