2 miles
Distance
143 ft
Climb
-852 ft
Descent
00:11:31
Avg time

Sidewinder Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Ridgemont / Fernie Ridge
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3818 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking

A typical access trail into Ridgemont. Rooty climb with plenty of easy switchbacks through the forest for the first section, and then up into an old cut block. Great down as well.

Access Info

Access from the new safe trailhead just behind the yellow gate on the junction of Old Stumpy and 13 Street.

More Stats for Sidewinder bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -709 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,338 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,047 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,047 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,338 ft
  • Grade
    -8.466%
  • Grade max
    -37.27%
  • Grade min
    19.499%
  • Distance climb
    1,301 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    998 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:06
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (14 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • 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
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      Sidewinder Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 9, 2018 @ 11:08am
      Oct 9, 2018
      reporter Closed for Wildfire Mitigation
      Aug 3, 2018 @ 7:29am
      Aug 3, 2018
      Great condition
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 9:17am
      Jul 7, 2018
      Tree down.
      May 27, 2018 @ 1:54pm
      May 27, 2018
      May 22, 2018 @ 3:38pm
      May 22, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,009 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      19 |
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 9:17am
      Jul 7, 2018
      165 |
      Mar 2, 2014 @ 12:56pm
      Mar 2, 2014
      170 |
      Mar 2, 2014 @ 12:56pm
      Mar 2, 2014

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Medium Ridgemont Trail
      2 miles
      Ride with Mum
      5 miles
      Broken Derailleur/Sidewinder Loop
      4 miles
      2016 Singletrack 6 - Thule Stage 1: Fernie race
      20 miles

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