2 miles
Distance
2,431 ft
Climb
-149 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    No Mountain Biking
  • Riding Area
    Ridgemont / Fernie Ridge
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running

A steep zig and zag up the ridgeline towards the summit of Morrissey Ridge. The trail is easy to follow.

Safety note: You are in bear country, so bear spray is advised.

Access Info

Quite a tough one to find. Head out of Fernie on Coal Creek Road for about 2.5km and then turn left into Rifle Range Road. Head up here for about 2km, and just before a big hairpin that turns to the left as you are heading up (you can see it ahead), you are looking for a right turn spur road that goes up another 1.3km to the trailhead. An SUV is preferable.

More Stats for Fernie Ridge (HIKING ONLY) hike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,282 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,601 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,601 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,883 ft
  • Grade
    21.885%
  • Grade max
    -36.309%
  • Grade min
    66.482%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    819 ft
  • Distance flat
    181 ft
  • Avg reverse time
    01:51:35
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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%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • 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 fernie-ridge-hiking-only trailhead (49.514350, -115.015440)
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      Fernie Ridge... 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
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