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  • What's Up Doc Trail - Ridgemont Area
  • Mushroom Head Trail
  • Red Sonja Trail
  • Snake Bite Trail
  • 4 Corners - R-Trail, Deadfall, Broken Derailer
  • Cemetary By-Pass Trail
  • Dirt Diggler Trail
  • Dirt Diggler Trail
  • Kids Stuff Trail - Ridgemont
  • Mt Proctor Trailhead beside Fernie Chamber & Visitor Centre
  • Roots Trail on Castle Mountain
  • Slunt Trail / S-Bomb - Mt Fernie Trails

Fernie is a mountain bike town. Locals and visitors love to ride Fernie with its diversity of trails for all levels and easy access from town.

From easy beginner trails, intermediate XC and all-mountain trails, to advanced XC and DH trails. There are 7 areas surrounding Fernie representing over 100 trails to ride, see list of most trails below.

Fernie Hiking & Biking Trail Map - PDF

  • Community/Town Trail System (Easy all access trails)
  • Ridgemont
  • Montane
  • Castle Mountain & Morrissey
  • Mount Fernie & Mt Fernie Provincial Park
  • Fernie Alpine Resort & Bike Park
  • Mount Proctor

For current bike trail updates join this Fernie Facebook Page

Did you know? Fernie is part of the Kootenay Dirt Epic 8!

There is a link to trail maps under Related Documents either to the right or below depending on what devise you are on. Fernie also sells a more detailed mountain bike guide book at local bike shops and book stores. Note there are currently no paved trails in Fernie.

Fernie Hiking & Biking Trail Map - PDF

Fernie Winter Trail Map - PDF - Fat Biking, Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing

Trails are given a level of difficulty to help those new to the trails decide which trails are best for them. Fernie is a mountain town so the majority of trails (any rated Green to Dlb Black) involve at least some uphill, downhill and technical elements (roots, rocks, sharp turns, steeps, drops, etc. depending on the level rating). Most are cross-country trails but Fernie offers a fantastic selection of downhill trails around town and at the Fernie Alpine Resort Bike Park. Note all trails except double blacks can be riden in both directions. Be aware and curtious on the trails. Hikers also use the trails. Dogs are allowed on most trails except Mount Proctor and Fernie Alpine Resort Bike Park, and the Community Trails require dogs on leash. Please clean up after your dog!

TOWN: Easy, walking, biking, stroller friendly flat trails (Community Dyke/River/Trail System)
GREEN: Beginner
BLUE: Intermediate
BLACK: Advanced

There are currently no trail use fees, however support of the Fernie Trails Alliance , putting money in any trail donation boxes you see or joining the Fernie Mountain Bike Club is very much appreciated. Show your support with a donation for helping maintain trails.

Fernie Mountain Bike Club on Strava


These are the easiest trails and are accessible for all users (walking, strollers, etc). There are various access points in town to this trail system. View the community trail map for details.


The Ridgemont Trails on the southeast side of town are the most popular (though we aren't a mass tourist destination so the trails aren't busy) and the closest to Downtown. The most popular starting point is Cemetery Bypass Trail located at the entrance of the Cemetery.

Big Money
Level: Black | Distance: 3km

Brad's Gay Trail
Level: Double Black | Distance: 400m

Broken Derailleur
Level: Blue | Distance: 0.8km

Cemetery By-Pass & What's up Doc
Level: Blue | Distance: 2km

Coal Discovery Trail
Level: Blue | Distance: 7.5km

Coal Creek Heritage Trail
Level: Green | Distance: 6.3km

Level: Black | Distance: 3.5km

Eco Terrorist
Level: Blue | Distance: 1.7km

Eric's Trail/ Split Decision
Level: Blue | Distance: 1.5km

Ich Bin Sofa
Level: Black | Distance: .45km

Little Chain Ring Big Trouble
Level: Black | Distance: 3.1km

Oh Dear
Level: Black | Distance: 2km

Porky Blue
Level: Blue | Distance: 12.5km

Porky Pine Rim
Level: Double Black | Distance: 3km

Level: Blue | Distance: .8km

Level: Blue | Distance: 2.5km

Splitting Bears/ Hessian
Level: Black | Distance: 1km

Watering Hole
Level: Double Black | Distance: 3km


One of Fernie's newest trail areas featuring beginner to intermediate XC trails


These trails are all located on the mountain called Castle Mountain on the south side of town. There are various access points to these trails depending on which trails you are after. Most of the cross-country trails are accessed via River Road off of Coal Creek Road. Depending on access and development, many access Roots/Uprooted through the Montane development area. For the big downhill trails off of Morrissey, which are bike shuttle trails, riders access them mainly via Coal Creek Road. See the Fernie Mountain Bike Guide book for details or ask local bike shops.

48 Hrs
Level: Double Black | Distance: 3km

Al Matador
Level: Double Black | Distance: 3km

Castle Rocks
Level: Black | Distance: 1km

Dirt Diggler
Level: Double Black | Distance: 6km

Level: Double Black | Distance: 3km

Level: Black | Distance: 2km

Level: Black | Distance: 2.1km

Montane (new)
Level: Blue | Distance: 3km

Roots/New Roots
Level: Blue | Distance: 2.4km

Roots Extension
Level: Blue | Distance: 2.2km

South Castle
Level: Black | Distance: 3.2km

Southern Comfort
Level: Black | Distance: 4.3km

Three Kings
Level: Double Black | Distance: 3km

Level: Blue | Distance: ?km


These trails are located on the mountain called Mount Fernie on the west side of town and connect with the trails between Mt Fernie Provincial Park and Fernie Alpine Resort . There are various access points to these trails but most people start at Mt Fernie Provincial Park or further up the dirt road from the Park towards Island Lake Lodge.

Black Betty
Level: Black | Distance: .8km

Black Forest
Level: Black | Distance: 3km

Ben Emmet
Level: Blue | Distance: 2km

Brokeback Ridge
Level: Black | Distance: 2.4km

Dem Bones
Level: Blue | Distance: 2.3km

Gorbie Trail
Level: Blue | Distance: 3.2km

Happy Gilmar
Level: Blue | Distance: 2km

Level: Black | Distance: 2.3km

Lactic Ridge
Level: Black | Distance: 1km

Lazy Lizard
Level: Green | Distance: 7km

Level: Blue | Distance: 1.1km

Mushroom Head
Level: Blue | Distance: 1.7km

Old Goat/ New Goat
Level: Blue | Distance: 1.1km

Phat Bastard
Level: Black | Distance: 2.7km

Project 9
Level: Black | Distance: 3km

Red Sonja
Level: Black | Distance: 1.5km

Sherwoody Forest
Level: Blue | Distance: 2km

Stove Trail
Level: Blue | Distance: 2km

Slunt (S-Bomb)
Level: Black | Distance: 2km

Snake Bite
Level: Black | Distance: 1km

Level: Black | Distance: 2km


Open late June to Labour Day Weekend in early September the Resort Bike Park offers 37 primarily lift access trails from Green to Double Black. For details visit the Resort Bike Park page.


These trails are on the north end of town on Mount Proctor, you can access them from either beside the Fernie Chamber & Visitor Information Centre on the Highway into town or by parking by Fairy Creek Bridge just further up the highway from the Centre. These are quick rides and Swine Flu is a great quick work-out ride. The 'cow' theme means you could see some cows around the lower sections.

Mad Cow
Level: Blue | Distance: Option 1 - 2km | Option 2 - 2.5km

Swine Flu
Level: Black | One-way Distance: 3.8 km

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