1,637 ft
Distance
12 ft
Climb
-235 ft
Descent
00:02:30
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Ridgemont / Fernie Ridge
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #638 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Fun run down into town, including a crazy over the trail loop.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Broken Hip aka Space Unicorn bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -222 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,405 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,628 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,628 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,405 ft
  • Grade
    -13.585%
  • Grade max
    -52.703%
  • Grade min
    11.605%
  • Distance climb
    236 ft
  • Distance down
    1,330 ft
  • Distance flat
    71 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:30
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.85 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
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 broken-hip-aka-space-unicorn trailhead (49.501050, -115.044660)
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Broken Hip aka... Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 9, 2018 @ 11:08am
Oct 9, 2018
reporter Closed for Wildfire Mitigation
Jul 5, 2018 @ 12:51pm
Jul 5, 2018
Keep an eye on your speed for the last rollers/jumps before you pop out onto the road, they have destroyed quite a few uninitiated riders.
Jul 2, 2018 @ 4:29pm
Jul 2, 2018
The new section after the loop is a little soft but everything else is great.
Jun 15, 2018 @ 1:19pm
Jun 15, 2018
Sign still says closed
Jun 2, 2018 @ 7:41am
Jun 2, 2018
reporter Repairs complete and trail is GTG
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Photos

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Aug 30, 2018 @ 4:36pm
Aug 30, 2018
Broken Hip aka Space Unicorn
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Aug 30, 2018 @ 4:15pm
Aug 30, 2018
Broken Hip aka Space Unicorn
49 |
Aug 29, 2018 @ 3:34pm
Aug 29, 2018
Broken Hip aka Space Unicorn
74 |
Oct 20, 2017 @ 11:32am
Oct 20, 2017
Broken Hip aka Space Unicorn

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag firetk (Jul 4, 2017 at 11:59)
 The last three jumps on the trail are very poorly designed. Please take cation as I've seen 2 people taken to the hospital on one day so far.
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  • + 0
flag ridefernie (Oct 13, 2018 at 17:37)
 Broken vortex space unicorn hip is a fun trail, but I would recommend changing the name of it again.
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