2 miles
Distance
473 ft
Climb
-939 ft
Descent
00:33:06
Avg time

Swine Flu Details

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

One of the most fun ups and downs in the valley, accessed via "Swine Up New" followed by a very hard grunt up Far Side until you join the original Swine Flu climb. 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
    -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 miles
  • Distance flat
    222 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:06
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Status:
on Nov 18, 2019
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 4.3 (29 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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Swine Flu Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 18, 2019 @ 12:16pm
      Nov 18, 2019
      An interesting and spicy mix of slimy mud, sketchy ice, slippery leaves, lovely larch needles and tacky dirt.
      Sep 11, 2019 @ 7:27am
      Sep 11, 2019
      Mostly lovely tacky dirt. A few muddy spots. Break bumps are there but mostly not too bad.
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 9:52am
      Sep 1, 2019
      The brake bumps are real, some are so large you might lose your bike in them
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 3:40pm
      Aug 24, 2019
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 8:47am
      Aug 19, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 663 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,166 rides
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      Photos

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      8 |
      Aug 20, 2019 @ 3:43pm
      Aug 20, 2019
      114 |
      Oct 7, 2017 @ 12:18pm
      Oct 7, 2017
      123 |
      Oct 7, 2017 @ 12:17pm
      Oct 7, 2017
      122 |
      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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