1.6 miles
Distance
28 ft
Climb
-686 ft
Descent
00:12:16
Avg time

Sidewinder Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Ridgemont
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #6680 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #21445 in E-Biking
    • #10805 in Trail Running
    • #32958 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Owner
    Parastone

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.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Sidewinder mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -658 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,358 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,017 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,017 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,360 ft
  • Grade
    -7.9%
  • Grade max
    -35.4%
  • Grade min
    16.5%
  • Distance climb
    558 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    614 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:41
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Status:
on Jan 21, 2023
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.05 (20 votes)
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      Sidewinder Trail Reports

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      Jan 21, 2023 @ 4:10pm
      Jan 21, 2023
      Some icy sections in the trees, lots of fun though.
      Dec 12, 2022 @ 1:31am
      Dec 12, 2022
      Pretty good - true singletrack snow biking packed by walkers/snowshoers. Fun downhill, would be terrible climbing
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 7:39am
      Aug 6, 2022
      Jul 22, 2022 @ 4:47am
      Jul 22, 2022
      Jul 18, 2022 @ 3:14pm
      Jul 18, 2022
      Some ruts going down make it interesting
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 235 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,261 rides
      • Last: Jan 27, 2023

      Photos

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      13 |
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 4:30pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      17 |
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 4:29pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      55 |
      Aug 20, 2020 @ 6:17pm
      Aug 20, 2020
      44 |
      Aug 20, 2020 @ 6:17pm
      Aug 20, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      Broken Derailleur/Sidewinder Loop4 miles
      Straight Line Moderate Ride 1 Ridgemont5 miles
      Mnt Blue Fun Ride6 miles
      Medium Ridgemont Trail2 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      brimcc (Sep 25, 2020 at 19:49)
      Rode with Lee Wahl in the Rain 25Sept2020... Trail holding up well, roots treacherous when wet
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Icansix (Sep 26, 2019 at 9:19)
      Trail was dry up top, but muddy at the bottom. Great ride, rooty in spots.
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