4 miles
Distance
241 ft
Climb
-3,779 ft
Descent
00:54:47
Avg time

Dirt Diggler Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Morrissey Ridge
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Proline (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1954 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain 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.

Access Info

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

More Stats for Dirt Diggler bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,538 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,475 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,013 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,013 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,475 ft
  • Grade
    -18.086%
  • Grade max
    -73.112%
  • Grade min
    74.312%
  • Distance climb
    2,005 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    344 ft
  • Avg time
    00:54:47
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Status:
on Aug 22, 2019
Dry
Avg: 5 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
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  • < 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to dirt-diggler trailhead (49.445050, -114.990490)
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      Dirt Diggler Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      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...
      Jun 24, 2019 @ 9:23pm
      Jun 24, 2019
      Still slick at the top, loose rock on the way down. Great trail, 4wd track is a bit more challenging in the last km or so
      Jun 24, 2019 @ 9:22pm
      Jun 24, 2019
      Amazing trail, still some patches of snow at the top.
      Jun 5, 2019 @ 8:37pm
      Jun 5, 2019
      The section of trail above the MJ Forest is being reclaimed as an active logging road. CanWel has agreed to log the cut block above the road in...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 19 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      All
      • 85 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Sep 11, 2019 @ 9:28am
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      Sep 11, 2019 @ 9:25am
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      Oct 2, 2015 @ 12:08pm
      Oct 2, 2015
      873 |
      Aug 22, 2014 @ 8:06am
      Aug 22, 2014

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag Stew406 (Aug 23, 2015 at 20:05)
       Awesome trail! Will test every skill you have and the ones you don'tSmile
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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
      flag 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]
      • + 0
      flag bryanjoh (Aug 4, 2017 at 17:16)
       If you would not refer to yourself as a straight up badass, stay home.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag birdhousereno (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
      flag 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.
      [Reply]

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