2,875 ft
Distance
61 ft
Climb
-160 ft
Descent
00:04:55
Avg time

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
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #18942 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A useful way to add a bit to your ride when leaving the Provincial Park. Used to be full of huge stunts built out of sketchy bits of deadfall. You can still see them as you ride along, but they are mostly on the ground now. This trail has been revamped for 2016, with a new route. Nice and easy, with a couple of ups and downs. Crosses The Cedars access road. Avoid when wet are there are some muddy dips.

Access Info

Signs are on their way, currently quite hard to find. From the Highway end (Stanford Inn) ride up the Mt Fernie Park Road and take the first left, which is a gravel road with a gate. Ride into the gravel road and turn right before the gate. Pretty obvious. From the other, Mt Fernie Park, end you will need to ride onto the dirt road that leads to the Nordic Hut. This road is opposite the Information Kiosk at the entrance to the Park. The turning into the trail is left about 30 meters down the dirt road. There is some flagging, and make sure you keep straight - there is an early right that will take you back to the Nordic Hut.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Purple Monkey Dishwasher bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -100 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,283 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,389 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,389 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,290 ft
  • Grade
    -3.463%
  • Grade max
    -30.887%
  • Grade min
    15.869%
  • Distance climb
    551 ft
  • Distance down
    1,143 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,181 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:21
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Status:
on Jul 21, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 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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  • 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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      Purple Monkey... Trail Reports

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      Jul 21, 2018 @ 5:36pm
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      Jul 12, 2018 @ 11:46am
      Jul 12, 2018
      Now cut off by housing development
      Jun 3, 2018 @ 8:47am
      Jun 3, 2018
      Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pm
      Sep 15, 2017
      reporter All trails are open again! Yay!
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