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very tough but awsome veiws .incredible at the summit

Steep trail. Views were gorgeous. Some ankle twisting rocky terrain towards the bottom but if your walking it’s fine. Just watch the footing if your running the trail.

Excellent trail, recommend the overnight, 2 or 3 day to capture all this trails beauty. It’s definitely a strenuous trail. Pack lots of water, food, snacks, camping gear, bear spray and other defense mechanisms for any protection you feel you may need. Recommend this trail 5 star!

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1 month ago

Great hike. Still some snow on the front approach and plenty on the rear which makes for some interesting route finding.

This was such a great adventure. My brother and I started later in the day and decided to skip the summit due to time restrictions. We camped overnight by bisaro canyon and finished the second part all the way to Island lake lodge. At the start of our journey we were charged by a bull moose about 10 minutes of walking after the trailhead sign. The climb is steep but I would rate this as moderate, the thing that made it hard was packing a heavy bag. Trekking poles are helpful to relieve fatigue but the trail itself is easy to navigate and not technically challenging. If you take your time climbing then you can stop and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. There's a waterfall, cave and the larch trees in fairy meadow are exploding with colour (October 1st). We saw a grizzly mom and 2 cubs on a scree slope about 250 feet from the trai between west fernie pass and cedar valley. There was a lot of scat and bear tracks on the trail, so just be prepared. There is an abundance of huckleberry bushes(aka bear food and most delicious berry on planet earth!) on the last 3/4 of the trail, but obviously they were all gone. We are doing this hike again in July so we will add in the 3 sisters summit making it just the right amount of challenging! Definitely a great adventure!

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10 months ago

Hiked in and camped a night at Thunder Meadows in August. It's a steep climb up, that gets a little loose. The cabin is well equipped.

Will definitely tour back here in winter time for some backcountry pow laps.

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10 months ago

Great trail under the treeline with waterfalls, leading to ridge views. You'll get a great alternative view of Mt Fernie (the true summit of Mt. Fernie), as well as up close the the Three Sisters. We hike clockwise, through Fairy Creek, to summit, and down via Swine Flu.

Quite technical, and worth taking a pole for the loose rocks.

It would be a slog to get around this trail in single day, and can be done. We chose to camp just before the ridge ascent.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

very steep. but the views are worth it! take the time to detour to the viewpoints

Monday, July 10, 2017

Amazing. From top of swine flu to the top of first ridge its very difficult but gets easier after that as the views are just absolutely amazing. Wear a lot of sunscreen (got very sunburned even after applying it 2 times). We did the loop and there was still a lot of snow and couldn't find the trail so had to make our own and it was one of the scariest scrambles down. So if you are not sure of your skills scrambing down I wouldnt so the loop maybe... But again most beautiful and rewarding hike. took us 7.5 hours to finish the loop

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Monday, August 29, 2016

One of the hardest trails that I did. Going uphill since the beginning, around 8-9 hours hike. Beautiful landscape, and worth the persistence to get to the top. Bring winter clothes as the summit can be windy and rainy dropping drastically the temperature.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

One of the most memorable hikes I've ever taken, a must when you are in Fernie. Waterfalls, caves, decent elevation gain, panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies...what else could you ask for? We completed in 4.5 hours, so the trail info is spot on.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

A cave and waterfalls with stunning views, this hike will not disappoint. The duration is 8-10 hrs to the summit and back. The trailhead begins at 4550ft to summit at 7500ft this is a strenuous hike, but the beauty distracts you. I would highly recommend this hike even if it's just to visit the cave.

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10 months ago

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Sunday, June 18, 2017