Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Fernie with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

14 hours ago

Great hike for all ages (we had as young as 4). Included a stop for ice cream for kids and a beer for the adults.

2 days ago

Great hike with view points through and old cedar and fir Forrest. Cool huge trees. Do the lake trail at the top before stopping at the lodge for a beer.

Loved the hike even though I never seen Fairy Creek Falls. Ended up at the summit. The lack of signs to the falls had not just me but other hikers lost and confused.

Very rewarding hike, I recommend preceding to do the loop as the views continue to get better.

17 days ago

Hiked with a group of kids (11-13 years old). Took 5 hours up to the cabin (with lots of rest stops), 3 hours down (again, lots of rest stops). Everyone enjoyed the cabin!
The only downside is the lack of available water. We packed in everything we needed since we were unsure of the 'lake' (swamp/pond).

Great trail and excellent work by the volunteers who maintain it. It is relatively strenuous but the there’s definitely a reward for effort. The sunrise from the top of the three sisters is one of the best I’ve ever seen. The only downside is the last few kilometres of the trail (literally and figuratively). It is a long decent with not much of a view. All in all though, this trail is definitely worth a sniff.

19 days ago

Interesting hike with many steep parts, quite short, there is a river crossing but you can avoid that by climbing over the nearby dam

23 days ago

very pleasant trail, lots of great forest areas but also some rocky ones so make sure to wear hiking boots with ankle protection

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.

Lovely, cool shade along the way of an ancient forest path. Beautiful

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!

Great trail. a lottle confusing as to what way yo go at times. Stay onnthe widest beaten travk and you will get the the stunning Fairy Creak Falls!

Very interesting hike with an amazing view! There’s lots of little animals in the rocky area and many wildflowers along the way as well

Was beautiful . Pretty muddy and lots of bikes but all very respectful. Best marked trail I think I’ve ever seen- impossible to get lost. Waterfall at the end was beautiful. Great short little hike!

Beautiful hike , fairly steep up. Took us 30 mins to the first peak and the 45 up to the top from there. Be prepared however for any weather as it was sunny when we left and hailing at the Alpine during July. Highly recommend though!!
Also , very dog friendly !

1 month ago

Up to the lake it took us 45 mins and then 30 mins back down. The weather turned really quickly at the top so I would be prepared for anything. Also , the lake was still frozen over in the first week of July for us. Great overall hike though, not too challenging because it’s mostly uphill and not too long!

A very easy trail for the view you receive, I definitely recommend if you're looking for a quick and easy hike

Loved it!

Rewarding hike! Great view at the top.

Did it at the end of April with quite a bit of snow. Still a great little hike, with a beautiful little waterfall.

the indicated start point is in the middle of a trailer park. This is a mish mash of town trails with no parking or trail head, not an actual trail persay.

This was an awesome hike! We finished in 1 1/2 and it was great! Nice scenery and beautiful water falls overall loved it

Super easy hike to the falls and back! I have never seen so much signage on a trail before. I would recommend this trail to anyone!

awesome easy trail, pet friendly!

Park at the visitors centre. Snow shoes may be a good idea. Was warm out and the trail was starting to break up. Fell through the snow up to our knees, once up to my hip. Still doable in boots. The falls are beautiful with the snow and runoff.

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!

11 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.

11 months ago

Would definitely recommend a 4x4 to get to the trailhead off Coal Creek Road. Great views of all the surrounding mountains from the ridge line

mountain biking
11 months ago

It's flat most of the way with a few short climbs. It'd be a cruisy XC bike trail ideal for beginners. Nice views across the valley to Castle Mountain. You can also find the remains of the old Coal Creek town at the end of the trail (though not much left).

11 months ago

The hike itself isn't that exciting, but the remains of the old mine are worth seeing. You could easily bike this trail, though there are some steeper sections.

Watch out for sharp rusty nails in the old buildings. Oh, and we saw a giant rat in one of the buildings, based on how it was looking at us, we think it wanted to eat our faces.

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