4 miles
Distance
741 ft
Climb
-874 ft
Descent
00:49:22
Avg time

Montane Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Castle Mountain
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31327 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Very mellow cruise loop. Can either be done as a loop either clockwise or anti-clockwise. Features include a beautiful hut at the South end to hang out in, and a teeter totter (ride around in place) near the Cokato Road end. Machine built, lots of bridges.

Access Info

Easiest start point is next to the old barn on Coal Creek Road. Plenty of room to park if you are driving.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Montane bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -133 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,342 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,708 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,513 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,380 ft
  • Grade
    -0.624%
  • Grade max
    -47.648%
  • Grade min
    31.458%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,224 ft
  • Avg time
    00:49:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:15
  • view trail stats
Status:
on May 1, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.4 (12 votes)

view (304)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
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 montane trailhead (49.493540, -115.044570)
      update trails status or condition

      Montane Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 1, 2019 @ 5:40pm
      May 1, 2019
      Apr 22, 2019 @ 9:06am
      Apr 22, 2019
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 12:18pm
      Apr 18, 2019
      Riding clockwise, the upper portion of the trail has some snow, but it's on a road and it is still rideable. On the DH the trail is good to go...
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 1:13pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      Going clockwise from the barn there is still a fair bit of snow up to the high point. The trail is then good down past the hut down to Cokato...
      Apr 11, 2019 @ 7:27am
      Apr 11, 2019
      Roots/Montane is in pretty good shape and almost all dirt from the top of 4evr, down past the hut and down to Cokato. The rest of it has a lot of...
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 475 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      54 |
      Apr 29, 2019 @ 4:21pm
      Apr 29, 2019
      56 |
      Sep 5, 2018 @ 11:01am
      Sep 5, 2018
      84 |
      May 27, 2018 @ 10:36am
      May 27, 2018
      184 |
      Oct 5, 2017 @ 3:23pm
      Oct 5, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      more »
      titleratingdistance
      Montane Loop to Hyperextension
      7 miles
      Straightline Recommendation
      9 miles
      Montane Blue to Hut Loop
      5 miles
      Frig Off
      9 miles

      Reviews / Comments

      No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
      Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.


      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      more »
      Montane (Blue) - Fernie, BC | Mountain Biking
      11:02 | 323 | Jul 12, 2018 , Fernie
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.