1.5 miles
Distance
381 ft
Climb
-303 ft
Descent
00:14:19
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 [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
    • 5 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
    77 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,715 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,094 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,715 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,793 ft
  • Grade
    1%
  • Grade max
    -43.8%
  • Grade min
    40.1%
  • Distance climb
    4,521 ft
  • Distance down
    3,163 ft
  • Distance flat
    85 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:37
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.35 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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      Roots Trail Reports

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      Oct 18, 2021 @ 2:09pm
      Oct 18, 2021
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 1:27pm
      Sep 25, 2021
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 2:00pm
      Sep 4, 2021
      Aug 20, 2021 @ 11:13am
      Aug 20, 2021
      Jul 28, 2021 @ 4:10pm
      Jul 28, 2021
      Bridge reconstruction is complete to make the bridge usable again, but workers may still be putting finishing touches on that may require walking...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 395 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 878 rides
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      Photos

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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
      61 |
      May 27, 2018 @ 10:42am
      May 27, 2018

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      Castle Mountain || MTB Girl || Scott Genius
      3:41 | 364 | Aug 14, 2018 , Fernie

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