1.6 miles
Distance
328 ft
Climb
-799 ft
Descent
00:28:06
Avg time

Swine Flu Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Proctor
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #853 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #26487 in E-Biking
    • #2647 in Trail Running
    • #5206 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

One of the most fun ups and downs in the valley, accessed via "Swine Flu Climb">
The second half of the climb, from Mad Cow, is designated black as it becomes more technical and steeper above this point. Sharp switchbacks and a couple of steep pitches immediately will challenge intermediate riders.

The down is without doubt one of the most popular in Fernie. Very flowy, with twists, turns, small root drops, banks, berms and all that good stuff. Tackling it at high speed can be high risk, however, and first-time users are encouraged to familiarise themselves before giving 'er to the max.

A bench and beautiful views await those who make it to the top, and the pig has migrated from Mad Cow junction to the top. If the bench at the pig is busy, hike a few metres above the pig to another bench and lookout that is normally much less busy.

Access Info

Either riding from town head up the trail that starts at Fairy Creek. If driving head to the Visitor Centre, park there and head up the single track that starts there.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Swine Flu mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -471 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,594 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,392 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,065 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,593 ft
  • Grade
    -5.6%
  • Grade max
    -43.8%
  • Grade min
    45.4%
  • Distance climb
    3,232 ft
  • Distance down
    5,056 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:17
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Status:
on Sep 21, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.4 (40 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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      Swine Flu Trail Reports

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      Sep 21, 2021 @ 4:23pm
      Sep 21, 2021
      Sep 9, 2021 @ 4:03pm
      Sep 9, 2021
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 1:43pm
      Aug 29, 2021
      a few ruts and braking bumps
      Aug 18, 2021 @ 4:26pm
      Aug 18, 2021
      Some greasy roots and other slippery spots in particularly damp sections. Dirt is just on the wet side of tacky. No mud though. Trail is about a...
      Aug 15, 2021 @ 10:26am
      Aug 15, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 34 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,318 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,311 rides
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      Photos

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      76 |
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 4:49pm
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      265 |
      Oct 7, 2017 @ 12:18pm
      Oct 7, 2017
      202 |
      Oct 7, 2017 @ 12:17pm
      Oct 7, 2017
      207 |
      Oct 7, 2017 @ 12:16pm
      Oct 7, 2017

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Zahernic (Jul 7, 2018 at 8:15)
       Bear at bottom of swine flu July 7 at 8am
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      • + 0
      Namasteve (May 25, 2019 at 11:07)
       Bear with cubs at top of Swine Flu March 25th morning.
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