1.5 miles
Distance
341 ft
Climb
-404 ft
Descent
00:19:14
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
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 90 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
    -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
    00:19:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:55
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on May 9, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 3.3 (18 votes)
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      Roots Trail Reports

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      May 9, 2024 @ 4:36pm
      May 9, 2024
      Apr 24, 2024 @ 7:54pm
      Apr 24, 2024
      From Uprooted up to the Hypervent intersection there are several snow patches and bits of mud but generally pretty good.
      Dec 30, 2023 @ 12:41pm
      Dec 30, 2023
      climbs well up to hyperventilation/ uprooted
      Dec 26, 2023 @ 4:30am
      Dec 26, 2023
      A little bit of ice but still good
      May 26, 2023 @ 2:42am
      May 26, 2023
      The South section of Roots has seen some improvements. FTA Trail Crew did drainage improvements and filled ruts caused by the 2021 rains. It was...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 15.0 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 140 rides
      • 15.4 km avg distance
      All
      • 2,474 rides
      • Last: May 23, 2024

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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 | 547 | Aug 14, 2018 , Fernie
      • By yulortscher & contributors
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