1 miles
Distance
467 ft
Climb
-154 ft
Descent
00:02:41
Avg time

Fairy Creek Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Fernie
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #21587 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A dirt road that takes you up to Swine Flu - a much better option is via the Visitor Centre Trail. The trail also carries on round Mt Proctor and up Fairy Creek. Both Far Side and Swine Flu cross it. It is a very mellow ride out as far as the bottom of Swine Flu. It eventually turns into a savage hiking trail that heads right to the top of Mt Proctor, some 1700m above the valley floor. It's actually a good rainy day ride, out and back as the trail is pretty rocky. It has a couple of brutal climbs near the start after the trail splits for the waterfall turning. After those early climbs (pretty much hike-a-bike unless you're a machine. There is a bench at the tope of those climbs) the trail turns into a pretty easy ride, technical roots and stuff like that, but generally bumping up and down until you swing around the back of Proctor and into the draw between it and the Three Sisters. Then it becomes a very steep hiking trail. Great views at that point and there is a second bench there. The waterfall (see Fairy Creek Waterfall Trail) is a very cool outing. If you are looking for the out and back stay right at the waterfall turning, heading toward Mt Proctor. You'll know when it's time to turn back, because it will be impossible to ride your bike any further...

Access Info

Start either at the Visitor Centre, or at Fairy Creek itself. When you cross the little metal cattle gate you need to climb a little further, and then head left on the well-beaten trail.

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More Stats for Fairy Creek Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    312 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,319 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,635 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,323 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,635 ft
  • Grade
    4.628%
  • Grade max
    -19.179%
  • Grade min
    47.404%
  • Distance climb
    4,249 ft
  • Distance down
    1,722 ft
  • Distance flat
    769 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:41
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Status:
on Sep 15, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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      Fairy Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pm
      Sep 15, 2017
      reporter All trails are open again! Yay!
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 8:03am
      Sep 4, 2017
      reporter TRAILS ARE ALL CLOSED DUE TO FIRE HAZARD - SEVERE FINES FOR RIDING OR HIKING
      Jun 18, 2015 @ 9:51pm
      Jun 18, 2015
      Jun 4, 2015 @ 10:51am
      Jun 4, 2015
      May 25, 2015 @ 9:32pm
      May 25, 2015
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