Fernie, BC Summer Hiking & Biking Trail Map 2022 - Page 2

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Fir Trail
Cabin Ridge Hiking Route
THUNDER MEADOWS

Fernie Trails Overview

Old Growth Hiking Trail
ORCA
Tamarack Hiking Trail
OLD GROWTH PARKING LOT
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BIG STEEP MOTHER
Lazy
Lizard
Orca Hiking Trail
Heiko ’ s Hiking Trail
ISLAND LAKE LODGE
LIZARD LAKE
Project 9
CEDAR VALLEY RD
BISARO CAVE
POWERLINE
Rail
Trail
Heiko ’ s Hiking Trail
Stupid
Project 9
Stumpy
Lizard Lake Hiking Trail
Three Sisters Summit Trail
Heiko ’ s Rocky Road Hiking Trail
Stupid Traverse
Lazy
Verboten
Lizard
Snake Bite
POLAR PEAK
Gorby
Brokeback
Heiko ’ s Hiking
Three Sisters Hiking Trail
RED
TREE
MOUNT FERNIE
ROAD
HAULBACK T-BAR
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Megahurtz
Brokeback
S-Bomb
S-Bomb
Gorby
N ew Goat
BOOM CHAIR
BEAR CHAIR
THREE SISTERS
UPPER FALLS
( Seasonal Only Late Spring- Mid-Summer )
GORBY BRIDGE
Old Mt Fernie Trail
Assassin
Moc-
Lactic Ridge
Hedonism
Mushroom Head
Mount Proctor Hiking Trail
Mount Fernie Hiking Trail
Moccasin
Mushroom Head
Stove Trail
Lazy Lizard Connector
Old Go at
POLAR PEAK
View
Trail
km 5.7
( FAR )
FERNIE ALPINE RESORT
WHITE PASS
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Sherwoody
Happy
Black Forest
Trail Trailhead 4 X 4 ROAD
PROCTOR TARN ( small alpine lake )
Lizard Creek Trail
MT FERNIE PROVINCIAL PARK
POWERLINE
Woody
km 9.4
Mount Proctor Hiking Trail
Eric ’ s
Gilmar
Trip
Dem Bones
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Stove Creek
Galloway
Stumpy Wood
TIMBER CHAIR
Red Sonja
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Ben Emmet
Boom Creek
DEER CHAIR
MOUNT PROCTOR
20km Loop from Visitor Centre
MOUNT FERNIE
Fairy
Phat Bastard
Black Betty
Blue Betty
Mic Mac
Creek
Purple Monkey Dishwasher
Elk Valley Nordic Centre
Ben Emmet
ELK CHAIR
FAIRY CREEK FALLS ( LOWER FALLS ) km 2.5
PRIVATE ROADS
ANDERSON ROAD
The Cedars
OLIVIA CRE EK ROAD
MT PROCTOR SUMMIT
Mount Proctor Hiking Tra
Mount Fernie
Hiking Trail
POWERLINE
BURMA ROAD
More Cowbell
Fernie Valley Pathway
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MT . FERNIE RD
LIZARD CREEK
km 11.7
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ELK RIVER
HELI PAD
JAMES WHITE PARK
To Fernie Alpine Resort
LIZARD CREEK BRIDGE
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Great Northern Trail
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4 X
Swine
Mad Cow
ROAD
Swine Flu
Mad Cow
Newside ( fall 2022 )
FAIR Y CREEK
Alpine Trails
Fernie Valley Pathway
Thomson Park
West Fernie
km 17
Cowbell
More
Mountview ( The Airport )
Swine Climb
Parkland Terrace
Sparling East Park
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Annex
Swine Flu
Historic Downtown
Carpel Tunnel
Great Northern Trail
MAIDEN LAKE
FERNIE
Dogwood Park
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Riverside
Crown Lookout km 14.4
COKATO ROAD
AQUATIC CENTRE
Tendonitis
Luna
P
MONTANE
PARKWAY
SLALOM DRIVE
CASTLE RD
Marlu
POWERLINE
Montane Blue
Green Alligator
To Cranbrook
Dairy Run
Elk Valley Trail
CEMETERY
Beaver
Easy
Carpel Tunnel
POWERLINE
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BRICKER ’ S ROAD
Ridgemont
Cemetery
Abbey Lane
By-Pass
Montane Blue
Easy Beaver
Marlu
P
MONTANE
RIVER ROAD
ELK RIVER
Uprooted
Montane Blue
Ruby
COKATO ROAD
New Roots
What ’ s Up Doc
Space Unicorn
B o ond a burra
Old Roots
Snoop Lion
Hosmer Mountain Trail
HARTLEY LAKE ROAD
DICKEN ROAD
ELK RIVER
Kiddy Up
Kiddy Down
Sidewinder
Lower
Space Unicorn
Uprooted
Old Stumpy
Queen
Roxy
V
Roller
Trans Canada Trail
COAL CREEK
MOUNT HOSMER
Eco-Terrorist
RIDGEMONT RD
EVT / TCT
Resurrection
Smooth Salamander Tra ns Canada Trail
RIVER ROAD
RIVER ROAD
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South Castle
To Sparwood and Alberta
Broken
Derailleur
Split Decision
Eric ’ s Trail
RIVER RD BRIDGE
Hyperextention
Hyper
Ventilation
Today ’ s Special
Green Matador
Oh Dear
Deadfall
FERNIE RIDGE
FloReka
Lower
R-Trail
Kid ’ s Stuff
Coal Creek
Heritage Trail
Castle Ro cks
South Castle
48 Hours
SHUTTLE ROAD
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Dopamine
FloReka
SPUR 1
Blue Matador
Deadfall Down
DIRT DIGGLER RO A D ACCESS
Southern Comfort
3 Kings
( Gravel Road High Clearance Vehicles Only )
Little Chainring
Big Trouble
BRANCH B
FloReka
Elk Valley Trail
ROAD
RIFLE RANGE
Up
POWERLINE RD
Trail Dogs
Kushier
Kush
SPUR 2
Contra
RIDGEMONT RD
RIFLE RANGE
HARTLEY LAKE ROAD
- Coal Disco very Trail
Dog
TR3
Kushiest
Loose
Change
Kushin
Bear Chutes
3
SPUR
COAL CREEK ROAD
Fernie Ridge Hiking Trail
CASTLE MOUNTAIN
Fernie Ridge Hiking Trail
Coal
COAL CREEK
Dirt Diggler
Trans Canada Trail
Creek Heritage Trail
Al Matador
Big Money
MORRISSEY RIDGE
MICROWAVE TOWERS
Trans Canada Trail - Fernie to Hosmer
Porky Blue
HOSMER
Coal Creek Road was damaged during the November 2021 rains and flooding event . There is no vehicle access to Matheson Falls , the Microwave Towers , Dirt Diggler or Al Matador .
Due to the heavy rains and flooding event in November 2021 causing road damage , River Road is closed to vehicle access . Trails above River Road , such as Roots , Hyper , Resurrection , can be accessed via the Montane Trails or biking / hiking
up EVT / TCT / River Road .
MATHESON CREEK ROAD
Thank you to all land owners
Ktunaxa Nation
East Kootenay Land Corporation
The Corporation of the City of Fernie
CRE Brickers LP
Parastone Developments Ltd . ( Agent for Ridgemont Holdings )
Montane Developments Ltd .
Galloway Lumber Company Ltd .
Shoesmith Enterprises Ltd .
Trans Canada Trail - Hosmer to Sparwood
Island Lake Holdings Ltd .
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
Cedars Community Developments Inc .
Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia
CanWel Timber Ltd .
Tarah and Thomas Leggott
Cindy Mylrea and Brian Whitney
Karl Edward Ehrler & Christine Francis Jaegli
Steve Whelan
Alpine Trails
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Fernie Alpine Resort

BIKING TRAIL MAP
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Multi-Use Trails
Uphill Enduro Route
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Uphill Route - DH Access Points
= Lifts Closed for Summer = Lift Open for Summer
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250.423.2426
( see full trails on XC map - on reverse )

Island Lake Lodge

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BIKE PARK TRAIL MAP

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Fernie Alpine Resort offers lift access in the summer months with 37 mountain biking trails and a variety of hiking trails . Trail maps are available at Guest Services .
• Various hiking trails for all levels . Open to the public late June to September .
• Biking only allowed on Rail Trail and Lazy Lizard Trail . Vehicle shuttling for biking not permitted past lower parking lot .
• Some days have restricted motorized access for private functions or non-operational days .
• Visit islandlakelodge . com for daily operational calendar or call 250-423-3700 for information .
Due to fire hazard , smoking / vaping is not permitted on Fernie Alpine Resort property .
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RUBBER DUCKY
# 29
LOWER RUMPLESTUMPKIN
# 20
MONORAIL
# 32A
TOP GUN EXTENSION
# 32
TOP GUN
# 39
LIZARD LANE
# 34
BIN LOGDIN
# 33
MR . BERMS
# 17
BEN ’ S BIG RIG
# 10
DUFF DYNASTY
# 35 # 6
EVILLE DEER TRAIL
FERNIE RIDGE ( AKA RIDGEMONT )
For a quick yet satisfying loop , start at the Cemetery By-Pass trailhead , continue up Kiddy Up , Queen-V and hit the boardwalks on Eco-Terrorist . Head over to Deadfall and at 4-Corners hang a right on R-Trail . Cross the road to find the Kid ’ s Stuff trailhead , take Eric ’ s Trail , turn right on Roxy Roller , and finally Space Unicorn for some more downhill fun . This loop can be configured many different ways depending on time or ability .
JUMPING SKILLS ARE REQUIRED
MONTANE Start at Coal Creek / Montane Trailhead - Montane Blue will take you
TRAILS LISTED ABOVE ARE RANKED IN ORDER OF DIFFICULTY
on a great 11km single track loop . Or head out on Montane Blue to
Freeride trails contain machine-cut and man-made features like
Lower dirt jumps Uprooted , boxes , gaps , narrow , then surfaces go , wall straight rides and berms on . ForEvyr , turn left up Ruby ’ s
Way to climb New Roots . When in Montane be sure to relax and
FREERIDE enjoy the spectacular views at the hut !
TRAIL PROGRESSION
SWINE FLU TECHNICAL
Technical trails embrace the rugged shape and terrain of the
Start from the Fernie Visitor Centre and follow the signs for mountain and contain technical obstacles and stunts such as rocks ,
Swine roots , logs
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. Technical the trails fun can contain starts
Freeride
! A features technical
. ascent with challenging
TRAILS LISTED BELOW ARE RANKED IN ORDER OF DIFFICULTY
switchbacks leads to the top with amazing views of Fernie . Have a
quick rest on the bench , lower your seat and take off on some of Fernie ’ s best downhill . Well worth the climb !
# 3 / 4 BOOM / CEDAR # 16 HOBBITS TRAIL # 26 LIL ‘ MISS BUFF IT # 18 HONEY BEE # 22 HOLLOW TREE # 23 HOLO BIKE # 25 FAR OUT # 36 EWOK # 31 LOWER BC CUP # 14 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT # 37 LOWER TNT # 21 PHAT LARRY ’ S # 24 ALTERNATE FLIGHT PATTERN # 7 WILL POWER # 8 TRAC II / TRAC III # 9 PLAYGROUND # 9A CASE CLOSED # 28 NEVERLAND # 38 CATS PYJAMAS # 11 KODIAK KARNAGE
MT FERNIE
Short on time but want a challenge ? Head up Phat Bastard and down Red Sonya . Want a longer challenge continue from the top of Phat Bastard and up Mushroom Head and down its other side to continue down Dem Bones into Mt Fernie Provincial Park , ride back into town . Another great loop in the Park is to take Gorby to Old Goat , continue on Happy Gilmar and stay left to complete the loop with Sherwoody . For those that love a steep climb or grunt , Project 9 is a must-do Fernie classic . The downhill is so worth it , and a great challenge for the intermediate to expert rider .
Local trail organizations work collaboratively with a multitude of stakeholders such as government , private landowners , Tourism Fernie , outdoor recreation groups and others to enhance , maintain and support Fernie ’ s trail network for both locals and visitors . Access to most trails in Fernie is free but it takes a lot to maintain and develop them . Many trails in Fernie are on private land with permission by the landowners .
Please be respectful and appreciative of the landowners for allowing public access on their land . Only maintenance of the trail system is allowed by designated trail groups . No new trails can be constructed without written permission from the landowners .
Please support local trails by donating or coming a member of the various groups . See QR codes and websites on this map for further details .
While enjoying the trails :

Recommended XC MTB Rides

Please consider biking to trailhead instead of driving as most trails are close to town .
DOWNHILL ANYONE ?
For those of you who love a good DH head over to the Morrissey Ridge shuttle zone for a ride down 3 Kings , Blue Matador or 48 hrs .
Alternatively , hit the Fernie Alpine Resort Lift-Access Bike Park or if you ’ re into flow trails definitely check out Contra and Trail Dogs .

Using Fernie ’ s Trails

• All single-track surrounding Fernie is non-motorized use only apart from Class 1 E-bikes .
• Respect wildlife , make noise and keep dogs under close control , some trails may require dogs to be on a leash .
• Respect other trail users .
• Adhere to any posted signage .
• Hike , run , ride within your limits . The further you are away from town the longer
• Before you head out be prepared ( AdventureSmart . ca ) and tell someone where you ’ re going and when you ’ ll be back . Check-in with them when you are back .
• In case of emergency call 911 if you have cell service where you are . Have a back-up plan for venturing out where they may not be cell service .

Summer Trail Map

2022
View Map PDF - fernietrailmap . com

Support Local & Experience Fernie

Fernie is a community full of history , arts , culture , amazing outdoors and great people . Be in the know on everything Fernie by visiting TourismFernie . com . Support local businesses this season and be sure to purchase local trail passes or donate to the various trail organizations .
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies , Fernie is a small mountain town with big mountain views . Located an hour east of Cranbrook , BC and three hours southwest of Calgary , AB .

Best Hikes in Fernie

FAIRY CREEK FALLS
Distance : 5km return (~ 1-2 hrs ) Elevation Gain : 120m Difficulty : Easy / Moderate
This easier , family-friendly hike with short ups and downs starts from the Fernie Visitor Centre on Highway 3 and follows the creek to a waterfall . This trail is part of the Mount Proctor Trail . Dogs are allowed if under control and preferably leashed . For those up for the challenge , continue 2km further up the trail to a 2nd waterfall lookout with a picnic table ( waterfall is seasonal , early to mid-summer ). This extension is more difficult and makes the return hike to the Visitor Centre 11km return / half-day .
MOUNT PROCTOR TRAIL
Distance : 20km loop (~ 8-11hrs ) Elevation Gain : 1500m Difficulty : Very Difficult A challenging , yet spectacular full day hike with an easy start and finish location - Fernie Visitor Centre . Features amazing views , a ridge walk , waterfalls , alpine meadows , a tarn ( glacier formed lake ) and the summit . The trail can be hiked in either direction , but the ridge section is less difficult in the counter-clockwise direction . Best done as a long day hike . This is wilderness terrain with minimal
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MOUNT FERNIE TRAIL
Distance : 8km return (~ 3-5 hrs ) Elevation Gain : 910m Difficulty : Moderate / Difficult This is a steep hike , but the views are worth the effort . Turnaround at the bench for an easier hike or climb further to the peak for a challenge . At the top of Mount Fernie Trail hikers can extend their hike another 8km return from top of Mount Fernie by taking Rocky Road Trail to Heiko ’ s Trail junction and back , creating a full day option . Access the Mount Fernie Trail park ( respectful of neighbours and others ) at the end of Canyon Trail , a street in Alpine Trails neighbourhood . A short walk up past the gate , head right at junction , trailhead a short walk on the left .
HEIKO ’ S TRAIL
Distance : 20km point-to-point (~ 8-11hrs ) Elevation Gain : 887m Difficulty : Very Difficult An epic hiking trail with over 20km of ups and downs through stunning alpine meadows and over rocky passes . See waterfalls , pristine forests and Bisaro Cave . Best done as a long day hike , this trail can be started or finished from either end - the Hartley Road side or the Island Lake Lodge side . Another great alternative is to access Heiko ’ s via Mount Fernie Trail , then pick which direction to go out . This is wilderness terrain with no cell reception and abundant wildlife . ‘ Leave no trace ’ wilderness camping is allowed approximately 1km north of the Three Sisters Pass ( pit toilet , water and bear hang wire at that location ). Adding the hike up Three Sisters is an option for those wilderness camping . Please do not have campfires in slow growing sensitive alpine areas .
MOUNT HOSMER TRAIL
Distance : 8km return (~ 3-5 hrs ) Elevation Gain : 910m Difficulty : Moderate / Difficult A steep hike up to the smaller peak just below the summit , with wonderful views back to Fernie and onto the back of Mount Hosmer and the Three Sisters . The actual summit of Mount Hosmer requires significant risk and exposure to reach . Access to this trail is off of Hartley Road . This is wilderness terrain with no cell reception and abundant wildlife , please plan ahead .
ISLAND LAKE LODGE
Various hiking trails for all levels . Open to the public late June to September . Some days have restricted motorized access for private functions or non-operational days . Visit islandlakelodge . com for daily operational calendar or call 250-423-3700 for information . See area trail map to the right .
FERNIE ALPINE RESORT
Various hiking trails and tours , lift-access hiking , biking and sightseeing . Open late June to early September . Visit skifernie . com or call 250-423-4655 . See area trail map to the right .
ADDITIONAL EASY HIKES
• Community Trail along Elk River
• Mount Fernie Provincial Park
• Montane & Easy Beaver Trail to Montane Hut
• Elk Valley Trail
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Leave No Trace

We live within the wild , and it is essential that all who enjoy this environment , keep it pristine . We support Leave No Trace , Wildsafe BC and AdventureSmart for a great experience on the trails .
• Plan ahead & be prepared .
• Stick to designated trails only .
• Dispose of waste properly . Pack in . Pack out .
• Leave what you find .
• Respect wildlife & know what to do when you encounter it .
• Be considerate of others .

Are e-bikes allowed on trails ?

Class 1 e-bike ’ s are allowed on trails . A Class 1 e-bike means a bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling ( pedal assist ) and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches 32 kilometres per hour and has a maximum continuous wattage output of 500 watts .

Limited Mobility ?

Cycling Without Age is a non-profit international volunteer organization that takes elderly and less abled citizens out for free bike rides in specialized bikes called trishaws . Book a ride at 250-278-9773 . Rides are free and about an hour long . cyclingwithoutagefernie . bike

Supporting Fernie ’ s Summer Trail System

Trails in and around Fernie are as prevalent and deeply rooted as the area ’ s history . Locals and visitors continue to share a passion for enjoying the outdoors thanks to a diversity of old and new trails . With hundreds of trails to explore and winter trail use growing in popularity each year your support is essential . Most trails are maintained by volunteers through multiple trail organizations . Be sure to buy trail passes and / or donate to the various trail organizations to show your love and appreciation for all the hard work they do !
FERNIE TRAILS ALLIANCE ( FTA )
FTA builds , maintains and enhances trails through land use agreements with the Crown , BC Parks , Canwel , City of Fernie , Island Lake Lodge and multiple other private land owners to ensure public access year-round . Use this QR code to purchase your Fernie Trails Pass and support the trails the FTA manages .
COAL CREEK HERITAGE SOCIETY ( CCHS )
CCHS holds agreements with the land owners to build , maintain and manage the trail networks on Montane and Fernie Ridge for summer and winter public use . Please donate to help support these trails by using this QR code .
Be in the know on everything Fernie .
Lodging - Activities - Events - Dining - Nightlife
Local Trail Events in 2022 Visit FernieEvents . com
CITY OF FERNIE BRITISH COLUMBIA
fernie . ca
FERNIE TRAILS ALLIANCE
tourismfernie . com fernietrailsalliance . com coalcreekheritagesociety . com fernietrails . com skifernie . com
islandlakelodge . com
bikefernie . ca
stagleaprunning . com
TourismFernie . com | # ferniestoke
Credits : Cartography : Pat Gilmar , Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club ; Trail map design : Claris Media Photos : Matt Kuhn , Vince Mo , Tourism Fernie , Nick Nault
• Toonie Tuesdays Races
• SCOTT Wednesday Youth Races
• SCOTT Thursday Night Race Series
• Fernie Gravel Grind - June
• Canada Cup DH Race - July
• Elk Valley Ultra - July
• TransRockies Gravel Royale - August
• WAM BAM Dirt Jump Jam - September
• Singletrack 6 - September
• Lone Wolf Race - September
• Fernie Half Marathon & 10km - October