2 miles
Distance
117 ft
Climb
-1,090 ft
Descent
00:19:05
Avg time

Project 9 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fernie Provincial Park
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #535 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking

This is a ride of different sections. Start by staying right from the top unless you want some serious drops as you head down through the forest. You quickly hit the river wash-out area, with various options in terms of trail. Lots of rocks, little drops and river-bed type riding. Once out of that you hit a super flowy section through a cut block with lefts and rights that brings you to the power line. Head straight across and you have a short uphill section that takes you to the roller coaster - little flat sections followed by sudden downs. Super -fun and exhilarating. Watch out for the Lazy Lizard crossing further down - most people now jump onto that to complete the down.

Access Info

Via Project 9 access trail - look for a yellow gate on your left of the Island Lake Road, Project 9 signs on a post next to it.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Project 9 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -973 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,488 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,517 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,461 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,488 ft
  • Grade max
    -34.589%
  • Grade min
    48.641%
  • Distance climb
    1,160 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    95 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:05
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Status:
on Aug 21, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (25 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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  • 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
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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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to project-9 trailhead (49.511950, -115.132610)
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      Project 9 Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 10:11am
      Aug 21, 2019
      Aug 12, 2019 @ 12:44pm
      Aug 12, 2019
      Greasy up top, the tree is still down I think.
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 8:13am
      Jul 31, 2019
      Tree is down on the climb after you've crossed the powerline on the descent - just before the final descent begins. Too big for a handsaw.
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 9:25am
      Jul 27, 2019
      1 tree is down
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 1:27pm
      Jul 26, 2019
      After the powerline one tree down on a climb. Other tree down in roller coaster section so watch out.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 32 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 374 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 793 rides
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      Photos

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      30 |
      Jun 17, 2019 @ 5:45pm
      Jun 17, 2019
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      Jun 17, 2019 @ 5:45pm
      Jun 17, 2019
      35 |
      Jun 17, 2019 @ 5:45pm
      Jun 17, 2019
      395 |
      Jan 13, 2017 @ 10:10am
      Jan 13, 2017

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag amytyler89 (Sep 10, 2018 at 20:50)
       We stopped in Fernie on a little road trip. Some locals recommended Project 9 and now we know why. We are from the North Shore and this trail was definitely North Shore style. Super fun and flowy with the perfect balance of roots.
      And the views were spectacular!
      We had an obligatory stop at Fernie Brewing Co. and celebrated the ride with a Project 9 Pilsner!
      [Reply]

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