2 miles
Distance
510 ft
Climb
-1,153 ft
Descent
00:02:37
Avg time

Fairy Creek Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Fernie
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Doubletrack
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -644 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,319 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,981 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,967 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,323 ft
  • Grade
    -5.032%
  • Grade max
    -268.467%
  • Grade min
    47.7%
  • Distance climb
    4,037 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,458 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:37
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on Sep 15, 2017
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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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Routes with this trail

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Trail to Ale Challenge
34 miles
Swine Flu
4 miles

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