6.0 miles
Distance
1,287 ft
Climb
-1,290 ft
Descent
4,104 ft
High Point

Course for the BC Cup, Battle of the Border cross country marathon race

Detailed Description
Batlle of the Border - XCM is a 6 mile intermediate race route located near Fernie British Columbia. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 13 trails. This route climbs 1,287 ft with a max elevation of 4,104 ft then descends -1,290 ft.
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17 Reviews & Comments

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ryancartiers (Oct 17, 2021 at 20:11)
Trail Old Goat
I look forward to riding this again
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ryancartiers (Oct 17, 2021 at 20:11)
Trail Old Goat
I look forward to riding this again
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adotwall (Jun 6, 2020 at 17:26)
Trail Gorby
Fresh bear tracks and scat today
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adotwall (Jun 6, 2020 at 17:26)
Trail Gorby
Fresh bear tracks and scat today
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KristinaBenoit (Jun 2, 2020 at 20:06)
Trail Sherwoody
Wet! Trees down between little Gorby Bridge and Sheerwoody/Gorby connection.
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KristinaBenoit (Jun 2, 2020 at 20:06)
Trail Sherwoody
Wet! Trees down between little Gorby Bridge and Sheerwoody/Gorby connection.
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Billbow3849 (Mar 2, 2020 at 2:06)
1st March 2020. I went snowshoeing and was kicked off. Cross country skis only apparently!
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Arkinien (Aug 15, 2019 at 19:04)
Trail Gorby
Black beat sight at the very top. Mum and cubs.
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Arkinien (Aug 15, 2019 at 19:04)
Trail Gorby
Black beat sight at the very top. Mum and cubs.
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Bikebabyhound (Jul 2, 2019 at 20:34)
Trail Snakebite
Alternate way to get to trail start is to take elk chair and head out on gorbi.

Fun tree rides.

Fast but short
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rustychains (May 10, 2019 at 11:27)
Trail Gorby
Still too much snow. Unrideable.
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rustychains (May 10, 2019 at 11:27)
Trail Gorby
Still too much snow. Unrideable.
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coldawg (Jul 17, 2017 at 14:28)
Trail Gorby
What's the red status for 2 days ago? Is it closed for some reason?
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coldawg (Jul 17, 2017 at 14:28)
Trail Gorby
What's the red status for 2 days ago? Is it closed for some reason?
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FinnHawk (Nov 4, 2016 at 13:47)
Shouldn't this trail be in the Mount Fernie Provincial Park Riding Area, NOT in Morrissey Ridge?

Reference = www.bikefernie.ca/trails/location/mount-fernieprovincial-park
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FinnHawk (Nov 4, 2016 at 13:36)
Is this in the right trail network? Seems like it should be in the Mount Fernie Provincial Park OR Fernie Alpine Resort network, not Morrissey Ridge.
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mntnbiker33 (Jul 25, 2016 at 19:30)
Trail Snakebite
Short and fairly narrow, technical trail. Some small root and rock drops and burned corners. I would classify it as an intermediate to advanced trail. It was a grind up Gorby to get there, but worthwhile.
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Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Batlle of the Border - XCM mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,335 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,393 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,392 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -51.9%
  • Grade min
    74.7%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,375 ft
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