2 miles
Distance
473 ft
Climb
-939 ft
Descent
00:32:17
Avg time

Swine Flu Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Proctor
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #630 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
    • 85 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
More Stats for Swine Flu mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -467 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,577 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,409 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,051 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,584 ft
  • Grade
    -5.552%
  • Grade max
    -37.111%
  • Grade min
    47.772%
  • Distance climb
    2,888 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    222 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:37
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Status:
on Oct 15, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.4 (36 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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  • > 80%
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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

  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to swine-flu trailhead (49.535680, -115.059680)
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      Swine Flu Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 15, 2020 @ 2:23pm
      Oct 15, 2020
      reporter Major tune-up of the downhill completed today. Please do NOT ride if the predicted wet weather turns up.
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 4:49pm
      Oct 11, 2020
      A few ruts and slippery leaves
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 11:29am
      Sep 23, 2020
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 10:58am
      Sep 23, 2020
      Be mindful of the skidded washout on on off camber left handed near the bottom. Someone has gouged it right out.
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 1:12pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      Sketchy flat corner in the bottom third of the trail that has been blown out and rutted. Could easily get caught in the rut and sent right into...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,140 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,166 rides
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      Photos

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      12 |
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 4:49pm
      Aug 10, 2020
      180 |
      Oct 7, 2017 @ 12:18pm
      Oct 7, 2017
      159 |
      Oct 7, 2017 @ 12:17pm
      Oct 7, 2017
      159 |
      Oct 7, 2017 @ 12:16pm
      Oct 7, 2017

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      2 Reviews & Comments

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

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