653 ft
Distance
35 ft
Climb
-14 ft
Descent
00:01:00
Avg time

Roots Reader Details

  • Riding area
    Central Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain 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
    00:01:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:06
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Status:
on Aug 19, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Roots Reader Trail Reports

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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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