2 miles
Distance
373 ft
Climb
-2,308 ft
Descent
00:40:41
Avg time

Big Money Details

  • 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
  • Global Ranking
    #3394 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 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
    00:40:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:47
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Status:
on Oct 23, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (16 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 big-money-32720 trailhead (49.519309, -115.002651)
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      Big Money Trail Reports

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      Oct 23, 2018 @ 6:24am
      Oct 23, 2018
      Aug 3, 2018 @ 7:29am
      Aug 3, 2018
      I’d say yes, dry, but only once I could’t arrest my self. Good condition.
      Jul 17, 2018 @ 12:49pm
      Jul 17, 2018
      reporter Down is terrifying - loose
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 2:42pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      Riding awesome and in great shape
      Jun 9, 2018 @ 5:08pm
      Jun 9, 2018
      some corners have been reworked so you can glide instead of slide
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      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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