653 ft
Distance
35 ft
Climb
-14 ft
Descent
00:00:56
Avg time

Roots Reader Details

  • Riding Area
    Central Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36951 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    City of Toronto

Bends away from the paved path to follow a level, well-worn trail filled with tree roots. Mr. Balfour--the park's namesake--was a person who tried to ban "communist" books in Toronto, so the name of this trail protests his ignoble attempt to stamp out ideas. This is, after all, a lovely place to ride a bike or read a book.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Roots Reader bike trail
  • Altitude change
    22 ft
  • Altitude min
    315 ft
  • Altitude max
    343 ft
  • Altitude start
    315 ft
  • Altitude end
    337 ft
  • Grade
    3.326%
  • Grade max
    -15.435%
  • Grade min
    22.161%
  • Distance climb
    312 ft
  • Distance down
    146 ft
  • Distance flat
    195 ft
  • Avg time
    00:00:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:06
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Status:
on Aug 19, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to roots-reader trailhead (43.681828, -79.383224)
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Roots Reader Trail Reports

datedescription
Aug 19, 2017 @ 7:29am
Aug 19, 2017
Apr 8, 2017 @ 3:23pm
Apr 8, 2017
Mar 27, 2017 @ 7:05am
Mar 27, 2017
Mar 18, 2017 @ 11:04am
Mar 18, 2017
No prob
Jan 29, 2017 @ 11:06am
Jan 29, 2017
Totally rideable. I used studded cx tires today, but you can probably get away with regular tires at low pressure.
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