2 miles
Distance
373 ft
Climb
-2,308 ft
Descent
00:43:47
Avg time

Big Money Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Ridgemont / Fernie Ridge
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3394 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Dropping off the ridge viewpoint, narrow traversing singletrak warms you up with some switchback turns that have a looseness that hint at things to come. Soon the track gives up on that traversing nonsense and heads downward in earnest. Steep and loose, you point and shoot from one dust and loam filled catch corner to another. Brakes and riders both end up making noises. This would be one of the most popular trails in the area if it didn't suck the life out of you to get to the trailhead.

Access Info

Up the Ridgemont Road to Upper Bear Chutes. Climb Bear Chutes to the trailhead.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Big Money bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,935 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,789 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,905 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,724 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,789 ft
  • Grade
    -15.65%
  • Grade max
    -56.492%
  • Grade min
    39.464%
  • Distance climb
    2,743 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    121 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:47
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Status:
on Aug 25, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.65 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • 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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Big Money Trail Reports

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      Aug 25, 2019 @ 10:10am
      Aug 25, 2019
      Nice work with the 2019 reroute because of the logging but it’s still “riding in”. Thanks for all the work.
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 2:28pm
      Jul 26, 2019
      Bear Chutes is great and tacky where it is dirt, where it is loose rocks it is very damaged and washed out from recent heavy rains, also has two...
      Jul 9, 2019 @ 6:36pm
      Jul 9, 2019
      The trails in perfect condition! Dry with a few tacky/ muddy patchs and.Lots of new work done near the base of the trail, loamy and delicious....
      Jun 17, 2019 @ 4:03pm
      Jun 17, 2019
      chainsaw size tree as Big money starts (the real start of big money), otherwise it rides great, a lot of loam on trail. Ant then you reach the...
      May 30, 2019 @ 2:57pm
      May 30, 2019
      reporter The up was as horrible as ever, the crux being unrideable (by me anyways), the down has about 30m of snow near the top. A couple of trees down...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 33 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 329 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Super High Roller 2018
      33 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Kilaeua (Aug 23, 2016 at 16:18)
       Steep fun!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag cjlane (Jul 2, 2018 at 14:40)
       Steep, narrow, exposed and super fun. Well worth the effort to get up. Last km is super gnarly.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag RichPune (Sep 3, 2018 at 17:42)
       This trail would be perfect if it was a half mile shorter and had some speed sections. A little peddly at times.
      [Reply]

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