1 miles
Distance
277 ft
Climb
-670 ft
Descent
00:16:26
Avg time

Mad Cow Details

  • Riding Area
    Fernie
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #21874 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Mad Cow is an alternative to Swine Flu. A lot of people looking to do a couple of Swine Flu loops will do one climb on the Swine Flu climb, and then the next one on this trail. Also a good loop is to climb this trail, turn left at the pig and ride over to Far Side and down. Otherwise stay on it to connect across from the Swine Flu up to the Swine Flu down, missing out the upper sections. It is a rolling up and down trail, well built, with steepish ups and downs on the section that goes between the two Swines.

Once you get to Swine, you can keep going straight for a different down. Less bermy, but still great fun and it reconnects in two places back onto Swine.

Access Info

Look out for this turning at the main Swine Flu junction where you take a sharp left at a cow lick. This trail is straight ahead and there is a sign on a stump (Mad Cow TLC). A much less-travelled but just as good climb to the upper sections of Swine Flu. It kicks you out on the Swine Flu climb at the pig.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mad Cow bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -393 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,657 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,102 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,051 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,657 ft
  • Grade
    -6.882%
  • Grade max
    -45.028%
  • Grade min
    54.778%
  • Distance climb
    1,647 ft
  • Distance down
    3,921 ft
  • Distance flat
    142 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:26
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Status:
on Aug 23, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
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  • Downhill Only
  • 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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to mad-cow-55060 trailhead (49.535680, -115.059680)
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      Mad Cow Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Aug 23, 2018 @ 1:04pm
      Aug 23, 2018
      In great condition but could do with a brush.
      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
      May 15, 2017 @ 9:23pm
      May 15, 2017
      reporter
      May 4, 2017 @ 6:49am
      May 4, 2017
      reporter Clear of snow to swine down
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