Fairy Creek Trail Details
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...
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 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-644 ft
Altitude min3,319 ft
Altitude max3,981 ft
Altitude start3,967 ft
Altitude end3,323 ft
Distance climb4,037 ft
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat1,458 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Fairy Creek Trail Trail Reports
Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pmSep 15, 2017
|reporter All trails are open again! Yay!|
Sep 4, 2017 @ 8:03amSep 4, 2017
|reporter TRAILS ARE ALL CLOSED DUE TO FIRE HAZARD - SEVERE FINES FOR RIDING OR HIKING|
Jun 18, 2015 @ 9:51pmJun 18, 2015
Jun 4, 2015 @ 10:51amJun 4, 2015
May 25, 2015 @ 9:32pmMay 25, 2015
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