Explore nature and the Rocky Mountains, Fernie Style by hiking or walking all corners of the valley surrounding the community. From an easy stroll along the Elk River in town to big alpine adventure hikes, Fernie has options for all levels, see below for various trails.
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IMPORTANT for Hikers: Be prepared with proper hiking boots, water and snacks. Having hiking poles is helpful. Fernie has many outdoor gear shops. Know what to expect for weather and dress accordingly, tempertures are cooler the higher in elevation you go. Tell someone you know where you are going and when you plan to be back in case you run into any issues. AdventureSmart has a great trip plan app for this purpose. This is bear country, learn about being safe in the mountains and carry bear spray and know how to use it (WildsafeBC). Pack in, pack out. Don't leave any garbage behind. To learn more about adventuring safely visit AdventureSmart.
Many of our trails are accessible in the winter for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fatbiking.
Access and use of most trails in Fernie are free but need your support for on-going maintenance by donating to the local trail groups who manage them, please donate as follows: