2 miles
Distance
2,464 ft
Climb
-259 ft
Descent
02:17:33
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Island Lake
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

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) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,206 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,391 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,602 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,391 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,596 ft
  • Grade
    17.819%
  • Grade max
    -29.242%
  • Grade min
    57.474%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,973 ft
  • Distance flat
    295 ft
  • Avg time
    02:17:33
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on Sep 15, 2017
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to tamarack-hiking-only trailhead (49.506820, -115.164160)
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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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