Fernie Alpine Resort Hiking Trail Map 2019

BASE AREA HIKING TRAILS
ELK CHAIR HIKING TRAILS

SUMMER HIKING TRAIL MAP

Double Creek
Base area trails are dog friendly .
Please keep pets on leash .
TIMBER CHAIR
POLAR CH
Due to fire hazard , smoking is not permitted on Fernie Alpine Resort property .
To Silk / Manchuria Trails
Double Creek
Difficulty : Easy Length : 3km / 2 hours round trip Elevation Gain / Loss : 123m / -123m This multi-use trail offers single-track hiking through mature forest . Several creek crossings provide opportunity to search for long-toed salamanders and other forest creatures . Multi-use trail ( hike / bike ).
Megasaurus / Bike Thief
Megasaurus / Bike Thief
DEER CHAIR
Skeleton Flats
Summer Road Trail
Observation Deck
Cedar Trail
Aerial Park & Kids Playground
Resort Base Area
Fossil Zone
Bear ’ s Den

BASE AREA HIKING TRAILS

Silk / Manchuria
Trails are accessed via Double Creek Difficulty : Easy Length : 7km / 4 hours round trip Elevation Gain / Loss : 243m / -262m These trails make up our winter Fernie cross country ski trail network . Excellent cross country mountain biking and an easy hiking loop on wide open trails . Multi-use trail ( hike / bike )
ELK CHAIR
BEAR CHAIR
Fossil Zone
Interpretive Centre
Cedar Bowl Loop
Far Out
Peak to Park / Boom Trail
BOOM CHAIR
Hobbit ’ s Trail
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Hobbits Trail
Difficulty : Easy Length : 2km / 1 hour one way trip Elevation Gain / Loss : 33m / -110m This popular , wide , multi-use artery trail provides opportunities to connect with both the Fernie Nordic Society Trails , the Fernie Provincial Park system and other Fernie Alpine Resort trails . Expect two-way traffic . Multi-use trail ( hike / bike ).
Far Out
Difficulty : Moderate Length : 1km / 1 hour one way Elevation Gain / Loss : 30 / -101m Multi-use single-track trail , a secluded alternative to the wider Hobbits Trail . Frequent sightings of spruce grouse , calypso orchids , and huckleberries ! Multi-use trail ( hike / bike ).
Gorbie Loop
HAULBACK T-BAR
View Trail
Old Growth
Magical Forest
1 . Do not hike on biking trails .
2 . Leave only your footprints – ensure all refuse is packed out with you .
3 . Be aware and yield to vehicles and equipment on roads at all times .
4 . Hike at your own risk . 5 . Never hike alone
6 . Be prepared . Mountain weather changes frequently , so carry extra clothing .
7 . Observe all closures . Stay on marked trails to avoid damage to the alpine ecosystem .
8 . Steep slopes are very dangerous . You may encounter various hazards such as cliffs , rock falls , avalanches , and unstable surfaces .
9 . Treat all wildlife with caution . Make noise while hiking to warn wildlife of your presence . Do not feed or approach bears or any other wildlife .
10 . Note that some trails are multi-use trails – please share the trail and yield to bike park trail users at crossings .
11 . Chairlifts close at 5:00pm ( 7pm on Thursdays ) – hikers must download by this time .
Megasaurus / Bike Thief
Difficulty : Moderate-Advanced Length : approx . 4.5km / 3 hours Elevation Gain / Loss : Megasaurus 165m / -23m Bike Thief 12m / -403m From the top of the Elk Chair , the trail begins as an ascent up through lower Lizard Bowl . The trail then traverses across the ‘ three fingers ’ ( ski runs ) that are visible from town , before crossing through Currie Bowl and descending back down to the base area via the “ Bike Thief ” single track trail . Bring your buckets to collect wild huckleberries and raspberries !

ELK CHAIR HIKING TRAILS

Open Daily
Summer Road
Difficulty : Moderate Length : 2.46km / 2 hours one way Elevation Gain / Loss : 320m / -21m The sub-alpine forests will thin into alpine tundra as you steadily climb this wide road through the Lizard Bowl . Enjoy premium views from the mid-trail observation deck . A fossil zone at the end of the trail is full of examples of ancient sea life . This trail also makes a great ‘ down ’ route from the Skeleton Flats trail .
Boom Trail / Peak to Park
Difficulty : Easy Length : 1.43km / 1 hour one way Elevation Gain / Loss : 73m / -140m A great hike on a hot day ! This wide multi-use road travels through old growth cedar forest but also offers exceptional views up the Elk Valley . Look for interpretive signage detailing some of the special ecological features that can be found on this trail . Mulit-use trail ( hike / bike )
Cedar Trail
Difficulty : Easy Length : 2.69m / 1 hour one way Elevation Gain / Loss : 49m / -270m This wide shaded road descends through cedar forest to the base area . The trail passes through several of our best huckleberry and strawberry patches , and also provides opportunities to spot calypso orchids . Multi-use trail ( hike / bike ).
Old Growth Magical Forest
Difficulty : Easy Length : 1km / 1 hour round trip from trailhead Elevation Gain / Loss : 91 / -91m This spectacular , secluded trail meanders through a magical pocket of old growth forest to a notable stand of ancient cedar trees .
Gorbie Loop
Difficulty : Easy Length : 1.5km / 1 hour round trip loop from trailhead Elevation Gain / Loss : 69m / -101m This wide loop road descends through the Cedar Bowl drainage to connect the resort with the Fernie Provincial Park trail network . Watch for moose in the seasonal creek and willow beds to the right of trail . Hike back up or connect with View trail to return to base area . Multi-use trail ( hike / bike ).
Skeleton Flats
Difficulty : Moderate Length : 1.5 km / 1 hour one way Elevation Gain / Loss : 156m / -36m A stunning alpine hike that climbs through the ‘ Dancer ’ avalanche path to connect with the Summer Road . This unique ecosystem provides nutrient-rich habitat for wildflowers , moose , and bears . Please stay on trail to protect glacier lilies , blue clematis , and western anemone wildflowers .
View Trail
Difficulty : Easy Length : 2km / 1 hour one way Elevation Gain / Loss : 82m / -150m A beautiful and shady mountain road which provides return access to the base of the resort from the Gorbie Loop / Cedar Bowl area . Multi-use trail ( hike / bike ).
Cedar Bowl Loop
Difficulty : Advanced Length : 2km / 2 hours one way Elevation Gain / Loss : 0m / -325m A beautiful traverse and descent through Cedar Bowl . Options to connect to Gorbie Loop and Boom Trail ( uphill ) back to the top of the Elk Chair , or descend to the base area via a number of different trails .