1 miles
Distance
627 ft
Climb
-158 ft
Descent
00:18:03
Avg time

Mad Cow Climb Details

  • Riding Area
    Fernie
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #54421 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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. 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mad Cow Climb bike trail
  • Altitude change
    470 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,579 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,049 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,579 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,049 ft
  • Grade
    7.735%
  • Grade max
    -31.103%
  • Grade min
    35.861%
  • Distance climb
    4,189 ft
  • Distance down
    1,570 ft
  • Distance flat
    314 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:12
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Status:
on Oct 11, 2018
Dry
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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-climb trailhead (49.530050, -115.057140)
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Mad Cow Climb Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 11, 2018 @ 12:34pm
Oct 11, 2018
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Jul 15, 2018 @ 10:15am
Jul 15, 2018
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Jun 10, 2018 @ 10:12am
Jun 10, 2018
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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