1.7 miles
Distance
386 ft
Climb
-859 ft
Descent
00:28:28
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 (2 votes)
  • 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
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 75 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
    -474 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,590 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,423 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,065 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,589 ft
  • Grade
    -5.2%
  • Grade max
    -48%
  • Grade min
    35.3%
  • Distance climb
    3,612 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    253 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:33
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on May 20, 2024
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Avg: 4.5 (47 votes)
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      Swine Flu Trail Reports

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      May 20, 2024 @ 7:03pm
      May 20, 2024
      May 19, 2024 @ 1:25pm
      May 19, 2024
      Medium sized black bear on the trail right near the top of the descent.
      May 18, 2024 @ 3:51am
      May 18, 2024
      May 12, 2024 @ 2:46am
      May 12, 2024
      May 6, 2024 @ 10:21am
      May 6, 2024
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 58 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 345 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 7,732 rides
      • Last: May 23, 2024

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