4,965 ft
Distance
456 ft
Climb
-207 ft
Descent
00:13:34
Avg time

Old Goat Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Fernie Provincial Park
    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
  • Global Ranking
    #18583 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Awesome dark forest riding with technical roots and switchbacks, but all doable. A great ride for a hot day. A classic. Pay homage to the goat at the start of the ride with the junction of Gorby.

Access Info

Climb up Sherwoody to Happy Gilmar to get to the top, OR follow Gorby half way up to the junction of Snakebite/Gorby/Old Goat, climb is on the left.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Old Goat bike trail
  • Altitude change
    249 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,615 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,910 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,655 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,904 ft
  • Grade
    5.016%
  • Grade max
    -37.42%
  • Grade min
    38.512%
  • Distance climb
    3,004 ft
  • Distance down
    1,526 ft
  • Distance flat
    435 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:35
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Status:
on Aug 15, 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
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  • White
  • Green
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  • 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
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
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      Old Goat Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Aug 15, 2018 @ 11:10am
      Aug 15, 2018
      Jul 6, 2018 @ 9:41am
      Jul 6, 2018
      Jun 3, 2018 @ 7:05am
      Jun 3, 2018
      Good up to Happy Gilmar except for bridge at the Gorby end which is broken but somewhat useable, and the creek has also overrun the trail at that...
      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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      Old Goat, Cranbrook
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      Jun 2, 2018 @ 9:07pm
      Jun 2, 2018
      Old Goat, Cranbrook

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