2 miles
Distance
117 ft
Climb
-1,090 ft
Descent
00:18:48
Avg time

Project 9 Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Fernie Provincial Park
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Global Ranking
    #535 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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
    00:18:48
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (22 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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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • 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
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      Project 9 Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 18, 2018 @ 7:14pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      Mostly dry except some yucky mud right before the power line
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 12:12pm
      Aug 4, 2018
      Jul 20, 2018 @ 3:25pm
      Jul 20, 2018
      Good to go but dry and loose.
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 1:37pm
      Jul 7, 2018
      A few minor wet spots at the top and bottom, otherwise great dirt.
      Jul 3, 2018 @ 9:16am
      Jul 3, 2018
      Still grippy
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 164 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 793 rides
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      Photos

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      333 |
      Jan 13, 2017 @ 10:10am
      Jan 13, 2017
      Project 9, Fernie
      502 |
      Jan 23, 2016 @ 10:21am
      Jan 23, 2016
      Project 9, Fernie
      414 |
      Sep 18, 2015 @ 4:49pm
      Sep 18, 2015
      Project 9, Fernie
      371 |
      Sep 16, 2015 @ 7:15pm
      Sep 16, 2015
      Project 9, Lethbridge

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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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