2 miles
Distance
525 ft
Climb
-1,133 ft
Descent
00:36:56
Avg time

Swine Flu Details

  • Riding Area
    Fernie
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #630 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

One of the most fun ups and downs in the valley. Shouldn’t take much more than 1.5 hours, but it will feel like you did a lot more, all sorts of terrain, switchbacks, little steeps to challenge you on the up, a couple of steeper corners on the downs, but really fun rolling terrain and a great view form the top. Be respectful to any cows you encounter. No Dogs.

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 after the pig.

A bench and beautiful views await those who make it to the top.

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
More Stats for Swine Flu bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -609 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,421 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,409 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,051 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,442 ft
  • Grade
    -5.642%
  • Grade max
    -37.111%
  • Grade min
    42.774%
  • Distance climb
    3,691 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    222 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:56
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Status:
on Oct 24, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (26 votes)

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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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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Other Other
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      Swine Flu Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 24, 2018 @ 3:30pm
      Oct 24, 2018
      Primo!
      Oct 11, 2018 @ 12:34pm
      Oct 11, 2018
      reporter Sketchy bits have been repaired.
      Sep 11, 2018 @ 9:49am
      Sep 11, 2018
      reporter Beware - lots of blown out bits of trail. Both on the up and down.
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 9:06am
      Aug 27, 2018
      Local mama moose and 2 bubs on the lower 3rd. Riding awesome after the recent rain, go get it!
      Aug 21, 2018 @ 9:38am
      Aug 21, 2018
      Very very dry. Loose in the corners.
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      Oct 7, 2017 @ 12:16pm
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      Swine Flu, My City

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Zahernic (Jul 7, 2018 at 8:15)
       Bear at bottom of swine flu July 7 at 8am
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