3.5 miles
Distance
116 ft
Climb
-3,658 ft
Descent
01:02:46
Avg time

Dirt Diggler Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Morrissey Ridge
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Proline (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #8837 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail is steep, loose and exposed during much of the top alpine level of the trail. It is not intended for newer riders or those that are not comfortable with exposure or steep terrain. All types of soil, loose rock and dirt are found on this trail with many loose sections where traction is limited and other sections that are very steep and intimidating but traction is excellent. Extremely well built with banked but natural corners. Great flow and an absolute blast to rip down. Once you reach the "Experts Only" signage at the bottom of the trail there are many great small to mid sized dirt jumps so for those riders that like to get their wheels off the ground be patient as there is a 5 minute section of near continuous jumps near the bottom of the trail.

Be aware that this trail, although close to town, is a long way from help. Rescues, especially those at dusk or in the dark, will necessitate a ground-based evacuation and these may take some time. Ride with care

Access Info

Head up to the Morrissey Microwave Towers via Coal Creek and then Matheson Creek roads.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Dirt Diggler mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,544 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,482 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,026 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,026 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,481 ft
  • Grade
    -19%
  • Grade max
    -94%
  • Grade min
    67.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,631 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,788 ft
  • Avg time
    01:02:46
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Status:
on Jun 20, 2021
Dry
Avg: 5 (20 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Variable
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      Dirt Diggler Trail Reports

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      Jun 20, 2021 @ 6:22pm
      Jun 20, 2021
      reporter GTG
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 8:41am
      Jun 18, 2021
      reporter
      Jun 8, 2020 @ 3:41pm
      Jun 8, 2020
      Closed due to logging.
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 2:25pm
      Aug 22, 2019
      Trail riding well, a touch overgrown in the grassy spots. some of the jumps and hits down the fast open section have been plowed through by some...
      Jun 30, 2019 @ 1:49pm
      Jun 30, 2019
      Minor snow patches on top of ridge traverse. Everything otherwise clear and in great shape until the jumps at the bottom which are mostly...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 45 rides
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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      Stew406 (Aug 23, 2015 at 20:05)
       Awesome trail! Will test every skill you have and the ones you don'tSmile
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      retrogressionage (Aug 25, 2015 at 15:14)
       Definitely the hardest trail I have ridden...super fun...but you need to be on your game!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      FernieBC (Jul 18, 2016 at 22:30)
       Ride ridge top to valley bottom with 3,500 vert descent. The Dirt Diggler Race is on 17th September 2016.

      tourismfernie.com/events/dirt-diggler-dh-mountain-bike-race
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      bryanjoh (Aug 4, 2017 at 17:16)
       If you would not refer to yourself as a straight up badass, stay home.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Magnuts (Jun 9, 2018 at 19:40)
       Still a lot of snow on the ridge line and a few trees down up high. Still a great ride though!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      birdman74 (Aug 3, 2018 at 14:58)
       August 1st, 2018
      All Clear and open for business.
      Please note the tree down just after the lower gully. We left it there as a good speed reference to start the new jump line. The last couple of berms and road gap to the uphill are clear but NOT finished yet.
      D.Bird
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      turfjon (Oct 8, 2018 at 22:01)
       Rode this trail for the first time this year, for the Dirt Diggler fall classic back in September. Loved it! Looking forward to next years.
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