2 miles
Distance
2,407 ft
Climb
-187 ft
Descent
01:50:34
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Island Lake
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running

This is a HIKING TRAIL ONLY. It is not suitable for biking.

Beautiful hike above Island Lake Lodge, Fernie. Upon reaching the summit, hikers are rewarded with one of the best views of the Lizard Range and Island Lake.

The trail winds its way up the southwest slopes of Mount Fernie through beautiful stands of mature Larch, with an option part way to go to the stunning viewpoint. The trail continues up through open, grassy slopes to the dramatic rock crags of Mount Fernie.

5 hours, out and back.

Access Info

Drive out of Fernie heading South (Cranbrook direction) for 3km to Mt Fernie Provincial Park. Turn right in to the park and head up the Island Lake Road for 9km from the highway, following signs to Island Lake Lodge. Park at the Lodge and you can go in and ask for a trail map.

From the trail head below the Bear Lodge head east following signs for the Tamarack Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Tamarack (HIKING ONLY) hike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,220 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,384 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,605 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,384 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,605 ft
  • Grade
    18.396%
  • Grade max
    -25.513%
  • Grade min
    57.032%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,784 ft
  • Distance flat
    255 ft
  • Avg time
    01:50:34
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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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  • One Direction

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  • 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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      Tamarack (HIKING... Trail Reports

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      Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pm
      Sep 15, 2017
      reporter All trails are open again! Yay!
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 8:03am
      Sep 4, 2017
      reporter TRAILS ARE ALL CLOSED DUE TO FIRE HAZARD - SEVERE FINES FOR RIDING OR HIKING
      Jul 15, 2017 @ 5:02pm
      Jul 15, 2017
      Jul 15, 2017 @ 5:01pm
      Jul 15, 2017
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