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. Class 1 pedal-assisted e-mountain bikes are welcome to use the multi-use bike trails. Please be mindful and courteous when overtaking other trail users.
For the best up-to-date local trail information please visit Trailforks - Fernie.
Ask about local and current trail reports join this Fernie Trails Alliance Facebook Page
Did you know? Fernie is part of the Kootenay Dirt Epic 8!
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 Double 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 that 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!
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.
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.
One of Fernie's newest trail areas featuring beginner to intermediate cross-country (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.
Level: Black | Distance: 1km
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.
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.
Old Goat/ New Goat
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.
Distance: Option 1 - 2km | Option 2 - 2.5km
One-way Distance: 3.8 km
One-way Distance: 3.8 km
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.
Coal Discovery Trail
Coal Creek Heritage Trail
Eric's Trail/ Split Decision
Ich Bin Sofa
Little Chain Ring Big Trouble
Porky Pine Rim
What's Up Doc
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.
Canada Cup Downhill Course
Aggravated Assault Ext.
Ben's Big Rig
Hollow Tree Trail
Alt Flight Pattern
Double Creek Trail
Double Creek Ext.