2 miles
Distance
384 ft
Climb
-302 ft
Descent
00:18:33
Avg time

Ben Emmett Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Fernie Provincial Park
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #45674 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Challenging single-track that will spin you in circles if you do not watch closely for intersections. Challenging uphill rides. The trail has been extended in November 2016 to ride through to Fernie Alpine Resort, and is intended for winter as well as summer use. Be aware that as of Winter 2016, the section between Black Forest and the Boom Creek trail is roughed in only - easy to follow, but hard to bike without getting off and pushing.

Access Info

Ben Emmett is a spur off Black Forest and pretty hard to find. Keep your eyes peeled and take a Fernie Trail Map with you, or use Trailforks...! Easier to find from the Provincial Park side, heading out along Sherwoody and following the signs.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ben Emmett bike trail
  • Altitude change
    82 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,405 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,604 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,443 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,525 ft
  • Grade
    0.967%
  • Grade max
    -27.735%
  • Grade min
    23.376%
  • Distance climb
    4,162 ft
  • Distance down
    3,604 ft
  • Distance flat
    684 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:30
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to ben-emmett-56013 trailhead (49.483150, -115.091960)
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      Ben Emmett Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 3:48pm
      Oct 20, 2018
      Perfect conditions
      Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pm
      Sep 15, 2017
      reporter All trails are open again! Yay!
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 8:03am
      Sep 4, 2017
      reporter TRAILS ARE ALL CLOSED DUE TO FIRE HAZARD - SEVERE FINES FOR RIDING OR HIKING
      Jul 15, 2017 @ 2:42pm
      Jul 15, 2017
      Nov 23, 2016 @ 10:34pm
      Nov 23, 2016
      reporter Snow on trail, but fat bikeable no problem
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 11 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 61 rides
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      Nov 21, 2016 @ 8:50am
      Nov 21, 2016
      Ben Emmett, Fernie

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Quick Loop near FAR
      5 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag 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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