3,001 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-442 ft
Descent
00:04:50
Avg time

Snakebite Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Fernie Provincial Park
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13690 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Alternate Descent from ski hill road instead of Verboten

Twisty flowing downhill. Good fun, but over way too quick. Most will carry on up to Verboten for the longer ride. Moderate drops.

Access Info

Climb Gorby Road to the top, take a right up the ski hill road and follow for 300m, trail will be on the right.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Snakebite bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -439 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,666 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,106 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,106 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,666 ft
  • Grade max
    -38.31%
  • Grade min
    2.291%
  • Distance climb
    150 ft
  • Distance down
    2,826 ft
  • Distance flat
    25 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:02
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Status:
on Sep 26, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (2 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%
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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
  • 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
      Directions to snakebite-36202 trailhead (49.477370, -115.116970)
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      Snakebite Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 26, 2018 @ 2:20pm
      Sep 26, 2018
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 7:34am
      Jul 8, 2018
      Trail is in good shape!
      Jun 6, 2018 @ 8:22am
      Jun 6, 2018
      Jun 3, 2018 @ 3:28pm
      Jun 3, 2018
      A few chainsaw sized trees down within a couple hundred metres of the top, didn't explore further since a handsaw wasn't going to do much good anyway.
      Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pm
      Sep 15, 2017
      reporter All trails are open again! Yay!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 319 rides
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      Jul 29, 2018 @ 9:47pm
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      Jul 29, 2018 @ 9:47pm
      Jul 29, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      2016 Singletrack 6 - Santa Cruz Stage 2: Fernie race
      21 miles
      Batlle of the Border - XCM race
      6 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag mntnbiker33 (Jul 25, 2016 at 19:30)
       Short and fairly narrow, technical trail. Some small root and rock drops and burned corners. I would classify it as an intermediate to advanced trail. It was a grind up Gorby to get there, but worthwhile.
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