A solid hike up to the only access to the Lizard Ranges’ ridge crest above Island Lake Lodge.
The trail pretty much disappears once off the Spineback Trail. Route-finding is required across large boulders and then scree as you near the summit. Guides can be booked through Island Lake Lodge.
3 -4 hours out and back.
Drive out of Fernie heading South (Cranbrook direction) for 3km to Mt Fernie Provincial Park. Turn right in to the park and head up the Island Lake Road for 9km from the highway, following signs to Island Lake Lodge. Park at the Lodge and you can go in and ask for a trail map.
Via Spineback Trail. Just prior to reaching the crest of the Spineback, leave the trail heading west across the alpine bowl. Big White is found in the back of the second basin through a steep scree-slope leading to the widest and least steep access point.
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More Stats for Big White (HIKING ONLY) mountain bike trail
Altitude change1,395 ft
Altitude min5,922 ft
Altitude start5,941 ft
Altitude end7,336 ft
Distance climb5,180 ft
Distance down750 ft
Distance flat23 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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