3.2 miles
490 ft
-140 ft
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    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
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    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Fernie Ridge
    Fernie, British Columbia
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  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #96539 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #33312 in E-Biking
    • #29745 in Trail Running
    • #41062 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This can be accessed at either end for a very mellow ride through the forest near Coal Creek Road. Couple of minor climbs but nothing too tough. All the local kids' bike camps use it to introduce kids to single track, normally truck dropping them at the far end from town as it is mostly downhill from there. Some interpretative signs along the way with Fernie's history.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Coal Creek Heritage Trail (East) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    349 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,564 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,947 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,564 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,914 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,832 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,184 ft
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on Jul 22, 2022
Avg: 2.65 (3 votes)
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      Coal Creek... Trail Reports

      Jul 22, 2022 @ 9:22am
      Jul 22, 2022
      Trail is very grown in. needs maintenance
      May 18, 2022 @ 11:46am
      May 18, 2022
      reporter Slumps/landslides and the issues have been flagged. Trail is still passable.
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 1:38pm
      Sep 18, 2020
      Tons of bear scat everywhere, one bear on trail by the dump and one in the bush further on. Make lots of noise.
      Aug 13, 2020 @ 5:43am
      Aug 13, 2020
      The small old bridge near the townsite will be getting replaced today so there will be crew working and the bridge will be out for a few hours....
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 2:08pm
      Jul 13, 2020
      Mostly in great shape all the way to the Coal Creek townsite. There is a small bridge nearer the town site that is old and is missing a decking...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
      6 Months
      • 14 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      • 126 rides
      • Last: Jul 26, 2022


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      Jul 22, 2018 @ 11:24pm
      Jul 22, 2018

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      hockeygod (Jul 22, 2018 at 22:56)
      Below is an overview provided by my 10 year-old son,Devin. We (including my 8 year-old daughter) rode this trail Thursday, July 18, 2018 from the Aquatic Center to the end, then took the road back. It was hot (30+C), and even though it had rained a bit over night to keep the dust down, the trail was dry, clear and good riding. I saw a couple of old bear scats but no recent evidence of bears. Tonnes of Saskatoon berries along the trail, particularly near the first couple of km. The trail is well-marked and has several great signs which include interesting pictures and information about the history of the trail. (Two of the sign locations are out of order on the map - the church and another one. But you will see them all.) Total time for the way out was about 2.5 hours with stops. An adult could likely do this in about an hour...

      It is a pretty cool trail; there are two passports kids can collect on this trail. (See Fernie Mountain Biking Club site at www.bikefernie.ca/junior-rippers-trail-passport .) Once you get a couple km in, there is a barb wire fence which you can go over / around; the trail is not closed. A large grouse charged us shortly afterward; she must have had babies somewhere nearby! You drop out onto the road for about one km then after you pass the rifle range, you turn off on the left to get back on to the trail. The trail wanders through the forest and as you get farther, there is a old mine entrance, a fallen church and eventually the "Old Town" site which you can see some of the bolts, screws, nails, and even the tools that they used to build some of the houses. On the way back you can ride the road if you do not want to ride trail. The road only takes about 15-20 minutes to return to the parking lot!


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