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  • 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 a list of most trails below.

NOTICE: Public access to main Ridgemont Trails is expected to be closed starting October 9, 2018 through winter season. Read Details

  • 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 trail conditions and updates join this Fernie Facebook Page

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

Fernie also sells a more detailed mountain bike guidebook at local bike shops and bookstores. Note there are currently no paved trails in Fernie.

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

Fernie Hiking & Biking Trail Map - PDF

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 ridden in both directions. Be aware and courteous 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)
: Beginner
: Intermediate
: Advanced
: Expert

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

COMMUNITY/TOWN TRAIL SYSTEM

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.

RIDGEMONT

The Ridgemont Trails on the southeast side of town are the most popular and the closest to Downtown. The most popular starting point is Cemetery Bypass Trail located at the entrance of the Cemetery.

Big Money 
Distance: 4km

Bored To Tears 
Distance: 308m

Brad's Trail 
Distance: 400m

Broken Derailleur 
Distance: 0.8km

Cemetery By-Pass 
Distance: 697m

Coal Discovery Trail 
Distance: 7.5km

Coal Creek Heritage Trail 
Distance: 6.3km

CONTRA

Deadfall 
Distance: 3.5km

Eco-Terrorist 
Distance: 1.7km

Eric's Trail/ Split Decision 
Distance: 1.5km

Hessian 
Distance: 632mkm

Kiddie Up 
Distance: 1.7km

Kids Stuff 
Distance: 1.7km

Kush 
Distance: 617m

Kushier 
Distance: 721m

Kushiest 
Distance: 835m

Ich Bin Sofa 
Distance: .45km

Little Chain Ring Big Trouble 
Distance: 3.1km

Loose Change 
Distance: 205m

Oh Dear 
Distance: 2km

Porky Blue 
Distance: 12.5km

Porky Pine Rim 
Distance: 3km

R-Trail 
Distance: .8km

Sidewinder 
Distance: 2.5km

Splitting Bears 
Distance: 1km

Watering Hole 
Distance: 3km

What's Up Doc 
Distance: 666m

MONTANE

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

Montane Blue 
Distance: 3km

For Evyr 
Distance: 1.5km

Lower Uprooted 
Distance: 494m

Ruby's Way 
Distance: 1.1km

MORRISSEY RIDGE

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 Guidebook for details or ask local bike shops.

48 Hrs 
Distance: 3km

Al Matador 
Distance: 3km

Blue Matador 
Distance: 2.2km

Dirt Diggler 
Distance: 6km

Dopamine 
Distance: 3.8km

Three Kings 
Distance: 2km

CASTLE MOUNTAIN

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. 

Castle Rocks 
Level: Black | Distance: 1km

Hyperventilation 
Distance: 2km

Hyperextension 
Distance: 2.1km

Roots/New Roots 
Distance: 2.4km

Roots Extension 
Distance: 2.2km

South Castle 
Distance: 3.2km

Southern Comfort 
Distance: 4.3km

Today's Special

Uprooted 
Distance: ?km

MOUNT FERNIE & MT FERNIE PROVINCIAL PARK

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 
Distance: .8km

Black Forest 
Distance: 3km

Ben Emmet 
Distance: 2km

Brokeback Ridge 
Distance: 2.4km

Dem Bones 
Distance: 2.3km

Gorbie Trail 
Distance: 3.2km

Happy Gilmar 
Distance: 2km

Hedonism 
Distance: 2.3km

Lactic Ridge 
Distance: 1km

Lazy Lizard 
Distance: 7km

Megahurtz 
Distance: 1.1km

Mushroom Head 
Distance: 1.7km

Old Goat/ New Goat 
Distance: 1.1km

Phat Bastard 
Distance: 2.7km

Project 9 
Distance: 3km

Red Sonja 
Distance: 1.5km

Sherwoody Forest 
Distance: 2km

Stove Trail 
Distance: 2km

Slunt (S-Bomb) 
Distance: 2km

Snake Bite 
Distance: 1km

Verboten 
Distance: 2km

FERNIE ALPINE RESORT BIKE PARK

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. The base area has trails suited for cross-country biking. For details visit the Resort Bike Park page.

Bike Thief 

Rumplestumpskin 

Megasaurus 

Canada Cup Downhill Course  

Bin Logdin 

Cripple Creek 

TNT Upper  

TNT Lower 

Neverland 

Will Power 

Trac II 

Playground 

Kodiak Karnage 

Gorbie Loop 

Black Forest 

Aggravated Assault 

Aggravated Assault Ext. 

Ben's Big Rig 

Honey Bee 

Rubber Ducky 

Monorail 

Phat Larrys 

Hollow Tree Trail 

Holo Bike 

Alt Flight Pattern 

Far Out 

Hornet 

Top Gun 

Mr. Berms 

Bin Logdin 

Cripple Creek 

Eville 

Ewok 

Duff Dynasty 

Silk 

Manchuria 

Double Creek Trail 

Double Creek Ext. 

 

MOUNT PROCTOR

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 
Distance: Option 1 - 2km | Option 2 - 2.5km

Swine Flu 
One-way Distance: 3.8 km

Far Side 
One-way Distance: 3.8 km

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