11.0 miles
Distance
2,587 ft
Climb
-4,381 ft
Descent
1.3 miles
High Point

Porky Blue Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking

One of Fernie's monster rides. Head out on the Heritage Trail, continue up Coal Creek Road, staying left and looking for Marten Ridge Road and head up that. Porky follows a long way long this double track, that has puddles deep enough to drown you - most have good ride arounds, and then takes left into the forest off the double track. A challenging single track with a rocky feature 99% will walk up eventually brings you to the summit - looking over the whole valley. From there follows a great not-too technical descent, although the first 100 metres or so will make you wonder. Eventually comes down to hit Ridgemont Road - head straight across to enjoy an awesome section of Coal Discovery Trail all the way back to town. Be aware - you are way out there. Loads of bears, difficult to access if you hurt yourself, so take your time, take a buddy and have fun. Annual Porky Blue group ride and festival every year in the summer. Check the Fernie Trails Alliance website for details.

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More Stats for Porky Blue mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,795 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,698 ft
  • Altitude start
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude end
    3,698 ft
  • Grade
    -3.093%
  • Grade max
    -62.559%
  • Grade min
    70.352%
  • Distance climb
    5.4 miles
  • Distance down
    4.9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,618 ft
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on Aug 16, 2016
Dry
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Porky Blue Trail Reports

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Aug 16, 2016 @ 6:52am
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Aug 16, 2016 @ 6:51am
Aug 16, 2016
See August 6 report.
Aug 6, 2016 @ 1:40pm
Aug 6, 2016
Lots of logging at the top. No signage or flagging tape. Trail forks was helpful but it took us a while to figure out which way to go through all...
Jul 13, 2016 @ 6:46pm
Jul 13, 2016
Unable to find trailhead despite GPS showing that I was on the trail. Trail appears to be bulldozed by logging activity. It could be ok further...
Jul 13, 2016 @ 6:42pm
Jul 13, 2016
Trailhead at the top of Coal Creek was not clear and trail appears to be bulldozed by logging activity... unable to find trailhead
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1 Review & Comments

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flag FernieBC (Jul 18, 2016 at 22:19)
 On July 30th 2016, Fernie Trails will be hosting the 7th annual Porky Blue event! This is a classic Fernie social ride, it’s not a race however is a challenging ride.

More here
tourismfernie.com/events/porky-blue-mountain-bike-ride
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