1.9 miles
Distance
249 ft
Climb
-307 ft
Descent
00:17:09
Avg time

Ben Emmett Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fernie Provincial Park
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #104497 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #22297 in E-Biking
    • #6361 in Trail Running
    • #58150 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Ben Emmett mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -58 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,412 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,606 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,599 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,540 ft
  • Grade
    -0.6%
  • Grade max
    -31.6%
  • Grade min
    22.3%
  • Distance climb
    3,714 ft
  • Distance down
    4,754 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,365 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:43
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Status:
on May 11, 2021
Dry
Avg: 1.65 (3 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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      Ben Emmett Trail Reports

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      May 11, 2021 @ 10:02pm
      May 11, 2021
      In good shape! Minimal wet areas. May 10th
      May 5, 2021 @ 8:36pm
      May 5, 2021
      Couple of downed trees
      Jul 22, 2020 @ 9:51am
      Jul 22, 2020
      Multiple large trees down on the first part of Ben Emmett. Will need chain saw. Some minor mud pits as well.
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 8:00pm
      Jul 19, 2020
      Approx 6 trees across trail needs a saw. 2 significant mud bogs. Mike S. Access via Nordic trails cut in.
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 6:26pm
      Jul 13, 2020
      Mud puddlea
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      Nov 21, 2016 @ 8:50am
      Nov 21, 2016

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      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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