4,988 ft
Distance
21 ft
Climb
-465 ft
Descent
00:07:15
Avg time

Roots Details

  • Riding Area
    Castle Mountain
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Global Ranking
    #14803 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

One of the original Fernie trails. Not quite as Rooty and unpleasant as the name might suggest - average climb off of Montane up to Hypervent junction with Uprooted. 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
More Stats for Roots bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -444 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,708 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,161 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,151 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,708 ft
  • Grade
    -8.893%
  • Grade max
    -23.593%
  • Grade min
    8.892%
  • Distance climb
    693 ft
  • Distance down
    4,088 ft
  • Distance flat
    207 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:25
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Status:
on Dec 28, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.25 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Roots Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 28, 2018 @ 10:00am
      Dec 28, 2018
      tough climbing, ungroomed, but a lot is rideable.
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 7:37pm
      Oct 7, 2018
      Jul 28, 2018 @ 7:39am
      Jul 28, 2018
      Running fast and pumpy little rut closer to the end. That’s when you go to the left roots. Right roots has tree down
      May 13, 2018 @ 11:29am
      May 13, 2018
      Oct 16, 2017 @ 4:54pm
      Oct 16, 2017
      Snow off the trail, some muddy bits
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 72 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 387 rides
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      Photos

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      18 |
      May 27, 2018 @ 10:42am
      May 27, 2018
      Roots, My City
      17 |
      Aug 23, 2017 @ 5:50pm
      Aug 23, 2017
      Roots, My City
      17 |
      Aug 23, 2017 @ 5:49pm
      Aug 23, 2017
      Roots, My City
      16 |
      Aug 23, 2017 @ 5:49pm
      Aug 23, 2017
      Roots, My City

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