4 miles
Distance
241 ft
Climb
-3,779 ft
Descent
00:57:44
Avg time

Dirt Diggler Details

  • Riding area
    Morrissey Ridge
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #1837

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dirt Diggler mountain 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
    00:57:44
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Status:
on Aug 9, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (11 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to dirt-diggler trailhead (49.445050, -114.990490)
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Dirt Diggler Trail Reports

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Aug 9, 2018 @ 2:58pm
Aug 9, 2018
There is a tree down just above the new machine built section and there is a little bit of shaping needing done before the uphill. The tree has...
Aug 3, 2018 @ 2:59pm
Aug 3, 2018
Jul 6, 2018 @ 9:49am
Jul 6, 2018
Trail remains closed as work is still being completed on the lower section of the trail.
Jun 17, 2018 @ 10:55pm
Jun 17, 2018
Trail is closed due to major trail maintenance taking place.
May 23, 2018 @ 9:30pm
May 23, 2018
Lots of blow down in the lower section which has been cleared but there is some damage in areas including the bridge before the road gap. Upper...
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Sep 6, 2018 @ 9:20am
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Dirt Diggler, Fernie

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
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  • + 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!
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  • + 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
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  • + 0
flag bryanjoh (Aug 4, 2017 at 17:16)
 If you would not refer to yourself as a straight up badass, stay home.
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  • + 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!
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  • + 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
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  • + 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.
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