4 miles
1,580 ft
-905 ft
Avg time

FloWrkr Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Ridgemont / Fernie Ridge
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #35505 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Launched in May 2017 this is a very fun technical section of trail. All rideable by a solid XC rider, but with twists, turns, switchbacks, little up and overs. Kicks out on Rifle Range Road a short distance from the bottom of the Big Money up.

A pretty fun old-skool loop on new trails would be to climb this, then up Rifle Range and down the new Bored to Tears.

Access Info

Off Coal Creek Heritage Trail, look for a left immediately after the wooden bridge.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for FloWrkr bike trail
  • Altitude change
    675 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,478 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,384 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,478 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,154 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,400 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Apr 28, 2019
Avg: 3.2 (17 votes)

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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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  • 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
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  • 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
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      FloWrkr Trail Reports

      Apr 28, 2019 @ 5:14pm
      Apr 28, 2019
      Apr 22, 2019 @ 5:27pm
      Apr 22, 2019
      Sections below Rifle Range Road almost perfect. At few short wet areas please stay on trail and don't trail widen.
      Apr 16, 2019 @ 6:21pm
      Apr 16, 2019
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 2:35pm
      Jul 2, 2018
      Riding good despite all the rain this week. No mud holes that I found. Fun classic technical climb, makes you work on skills that other trails...
      May 12, 2018 @ 9:37pm
      May 12, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      6 Months
      • 34 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      • 117 rides


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      16 Reviews & Comments

      • + 4
      flag SoBCrider (Jun 21, 2017 at 7:42)
       Love it, like Fernie classics that made area famous! And not yet another boring machine built trail. Can't wait for when rest is built. But warning, wimps and hackers need not apply.
      • + 5
      flag jaminben (May 5, 2018 at 10:08)
       Killer technical climb! Disgregard naysayers....they are just getting schooled.
      • - 2
      flag low-rider (May 20, 2018 at 18:38)
       Worse than a game trail. Sharp corners, abrupt acents, constantly changes direction for no reason at all. This trail was created for people that enjoy suffering.
      • + 5
      flag crazyfrenchy (May 22, 2018 at 5:43)
       yeap, technical climb. You need power to enjoy it!
      • - 3
      flag ddornik (Jun 28, 2018 at 18:10)
      We wanted to ride the trail becuase of all the mixed reviews. We enjoyed the first 500m’s of technical ascent, but then realized how screwed up the layout was. The trail is in a cut block and you constantly see where you need to go, but end up having to descend, and climb back up to where you already were. I am all about technical trails that are challenging, but this trail lacks fun technical features and is replaced by tough corners and twist and turns that are not necessary. The trail is spongy and incomplete, and again...in a CUTBLOCK! If i lived in Fernie i would give a beer to anyone who started building shortcuts to avoid the unnecessary loops. The builder of this trail likely doesn't have any friends, and wanted to prove that they could do a better job than all the new school kids. I wouldn’t be surprised if this trail completely disappears in the next couple years.
      • + 3
      flag SoBCrider (Jul 3, 2018 at 12:12)
       Trail built by guy who built most of Fernie's best singletrack, he knows what he's doing. Cutblocks are fact of life, trees grow back. Fernie doesn't have slabs etc, so tough technical comes from tough corners and twists and turns. Parts of trail are 1 week old so soft and spongy. Fine to not like a trail, entirely not fine to advocate its destruction cuz you don't get it.
      • - 1
      flag carolg (Jul 2, 2018 at 9:13)
       Mixed feelings on this trail. It’s certainly a working trail and mostly a good ride BUT the sharp corners going straight into a climb were a bit over the top. You have to start the climb with zero momentum which was frustrating for someone like me.
      I agree a few shortcuts to skip the unnecessary climbs would be welcomed. Maybe not by all but I bet the majority of people would take a shortcut.
      I liked the sharp Switchbacks going down but by the end I was tired of being on my brakes. A little more flow would be good.
      Would I ride it again soon? Not likely. But nice to have a working trail to mix in with all the flowy stuff
      • + 1
      flag cjlane (Jul 2, 2018 at 14:38)
       Awesome technical trail. Challenging climb requiring skills and balance. Makes riders focus on their skill unlike many other trails.
      • + 2
      flag Lylat (Jul 7, 2018 at 10:52)
       Great trail! People rag on it trying to keep it secret from the tourists. Best trail in the area by far. Worth coming to Fernine just for it.
      • + 2
      flag Forty777 (Jul 8, 2018 at 4:57)
       I’m a beginner climber and still enjoyed sections of this trail, rode it on an enduro and had to walk various parts but wow would I feel accomplished to clean it. Good challenging trail to climb, good views of the ski hill!
      • + 1
      flag majury (Jul 9, 2018 at 16:30)
       Great addition to the trail network, tough with challenging tight corners, really tests your balance on a bigger bike. Thanks to all in Fernie who put in the effort to build it.

      To everyone who is bashing the trail on here, if you couldn't figure out what the trail was about by looking at the black diamond rating, climb and descent figures, and that really squiggly black line of a trail, I really don't know what to say to you. What were you expecting?
      • - 1
      flag drels (Aug 31, 2018 at 12:52)
       Makings of a climbers cult classic
      • + 0
      flag duaneclemens (May 26, 2019 at 18:46)
       The trail builders have a sick sense of humour, and that’s what makes FloWrkr so great. It’s a challenging climb and forces you to focus on your technique. Trail gets better after a few rides when you know what’s coming and how to use your power. Go in understanding the name of the trail - there’s no flow - and enjoy the climb. At the top kick over to Contra and have a really fun descent!
      • + 1
      flag jpfolz123 (Aug 28, 2019 at 15:50)
       Really hurts don't like it a bit too much up hill
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