2 miles
Distance
143 ft
Climb
-852 ft
Descent
00:11:21
Avg time

Sidewinder Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Ridgemont
    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
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #3818 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    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.

More Stats for Sidewinder mountain 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
    00:11:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:41
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Status:
on Jul 31, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.25 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to sidewinder-16605 trailhead (49.513940, -115.035790)
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      Sidewinder Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 10:10am
      Jul 31, 2020
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 3:42pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 10:31am
      Jul 12, 2020
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 4:49pm
      Jul 7, 2020
      A couple of small mud spots but ideal other than that
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 11:00am
      Jul 3, 2020
      Some mud and puddles but but mostly firm, at least for climbing
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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

      Photos

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      12 |
      Aug 20, 2020 @ 6:17pm
      Aug 20, 2020
      9 |
      Aug 20, 2020 @ 6:17pm
      Aug 20, 2020
      183 |
      Mar 2, 2014 @ 12:56pm
      Mar 2, 2014
      194 |
      Mar 2, 2014 @ 12:56pm
      Mar 2, 2014

      Routes with this trail

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

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Icansix (Sep 26, 2019 at 9:19)
       Trail was dry up top, but muddy at the bottom. Great ride, rooty in spots.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag brimcc (1 days ago)
       Rode with Lee Wahl in the Rain 25Sept2020... Trail holding up well, roots treacherous when wet
      [Reply]

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