Easy Beaver (aka. Inclusive Trail) connects from Coal Creek Road to Montane Hut via a wide easy trail allowing all levels of trail users to enjoy the spectacular Lizard Range views along the way.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Elevation Gain: ~118m
Average Time: 2-3 hours
Length: Approx. 7km return
TrailForks users can track their progress and location along this hike, if they have GPS on their mobile device, using the Trailforks app, and the Easy Beaver route to Montane Hut.
Don't forget to pick up a Fernie Trail Map before your hike.
Please note: This is a multi-use biking and hiking trail so please be cautious of other trail users and be loud for bikers and wildlife.
This is a mellow hike traversing and switchbacking along the Montane trails. The gradient of the trail never exceeds a 5% incline allowing all to get out and enjoy the stunning views of the Lizard Range. Pack in a light bite for when you reach the Montane Hut.
This hike is accessible year-round. We recommend taking snowshoes for the winter months. Be aware that the trail may not be as visible after a fresh snowfall.
The trail begins at the parking lot located off Coal Creek Road. From downtown, drive past the Fernie Aquatic Centre on Pine Avenue and turn left on Coal Creek Rd. Stay on this road for about 600m until you see the first bridge on your right. Park here, cross the bridge over Coal Creek and follow the Montane Access Route to your left until you cross a short wooden bridge joining New Roots. Continue onwards for about 300m to the small road hump cross junction. There'll be a small creek (Brewery Creek) to your left. Continue straight and take the trailhead to the Inclusive Trail on your right.
As with any trip into the backcountry be well prepared for changes in weather. Remember that you are travelling in an area where wildlife is abundant. Be aware of your surrounding, be loud, follow the proper safety protocols and respect the environment.