Originally named ‘4-2-3’ as it was meant to join up Downhills 4 and 3 (now known as Surface 2 Air and Ricochet respectively. 4 to 3 – geddit?) Root Canal was originally raked out in summer 2009 for the Southern Downhill Champs, but was such a hit with riders that it became a permanent addition to the Hill!
Since then Root Canal has been raced on nearly every year, and has played host to several more regional championships. It’s one quick track.
Straight off from the start you’re into one of the track’s biggest features, a large table top, which propels you straight into wooded, rooty singletrack.
Concentrate as it gets progressively steeper, tension building as you weave through a series of jumps and loose, loamy turns, before exploding through the infamous snaking drop into the finish.
Finally throw your goggles into the crowd and wave at your adoring fans!
Root Canal is classified as a Moderate bike park trail for advanced to expert riders aspiring to an expert level of technical ability.
Trail surface types
Gradients and technical trail features (TTFs)
Suggested fitness level
We advise a full face helmet (can you imagine the fuss your dentist would make if you crashed on ‘Root Canal‘?), gloves and body armour and recommend you familiarise yourself with the track before attacking at full speed.
Do not push back up the trail! Use the push path provided.