1.6 miles
Distance
28 ft
Climb
-686 ft
Descent
00:10:59
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 [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
    • 80 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
    00:10:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:53
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Status:
on May 23, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.15 (24 votes)
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      Sidewinder Trail Reports

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      May 23, 2024 @ 4:26pm
      May 23, 2024
      May 4, 2024 @ 6:19am
      May 4, 2024
      May 2, 2024 @ 6:49pm
      May 2, 2024
      Greasy at the bottom but really good all the way up above the boardwalk
      Apr 25, 2024 @ 9:07am
      Apr 25, 2024
      Apr 22, 2024 @ 3:20pm
      Apr 22, 2024
      Some minor snow patches but mostly running great.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 12.4 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 185 rides
      • 14.3 km avg distance
      All
      • 2,988 rides
      • Last: Jun 22, 2024

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      36 |
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 4:30pm
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      Sep 5, 2021 @ 4:29pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      69 |
      Aug 20, 2020 @ 6:17pm
      Aug 20, 2020
      90 |
      Aug 20, 2020 @ 6:17pm
      Aug 20, 2020

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      Mnt Blue Fun Ride6 miles
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      Sidewinder - Fernie, BC | Mountain Biking
      7:41 | 1097 | May 17, 2018 , Fernie
      Nearly all season trails
      569 | Jul 18, 2016 , Fernie
      Sidewinder,Fernie BC
      4:50 | 513 | Sep 29, 2012 , Fernie
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