1 miles
Distance
581 ft
Climb
-24 ft
Descent
00:20:16
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Fernie
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

This is the first half of the Swine Flu climb, as far as the Mad Cow and Far Side junctions. It is easier than the second half of the climb to the top of Swine Flu, so riders looking for a blue ride can ride up to the Far Side junction and take that down, or cross Mad Cow to the second half of the Swine Flu down, which is the mellower half.

One of Fernie's classic climbs - meandering trail switching back and up through the forest, the first section from the Visitor Centre Trail has lots of flat sections to warm up on.

Access Info

Either ride over Fairy Creek Bike Bridge and follow the signs, or park at the Visitor Centre and follow the trail and signs from there.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Swine Flu "up" to Mad Cow mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    557 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,446 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,007 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,446 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,003 ft
  • Grade
    8.876%
  • Grade max
    -10.13%
  • Grade min
    24.775%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    375 ft
  • Distance flat
    49 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:00
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Status:
on Jul 21, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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