Explore the most popular forest 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.

very tough but awsome veiws .incredible at the summit

Spectacular trail. Great climb!

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike, plenty of view points. my legs definitely felt that one!!

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!

hiking
11 days ago

It was a nice, fairly easy hike but the trail gets to a point where it’s too overgrown to find so we had to take the maintenance trail back

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 !

hiking
21 days 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!

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful views. We went counter clockwise from the lodge and climbed to the summit they have cleared the blow down and the trail is entirely passable. Coming down along the fire road was not as much fun as walking through the Bush. Some bear scat around but didn’t see any of the furry varmints.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of switchbacks, great view

My dog and I hiked up to the ridge :)
Towards the ridge there is a steep incline that could be difficult for some.
I wouldn't recommend this trail for kids!
There was no snow and a fair amount of people on the trail :)
I loved the hiked, it was a great work out and had awesome views.

1 month ago

Tons of winterfall that has yet to be cleared. After the first bench at the top of the first set of switchbacks it is impassable. Trail crews were starting clean up on the lower trails when I was leaving. Great scenery. Make sure to have bear gear as there was several piles of fresh scat.

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

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!

Still allot of snow starting as soon as you pass the bench. Is going to be a few more weeks before full assent is possible without gear

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.

hiking
4 months ago

It was difficult to find the road to the trail head, but once we found it we had a great difficult hike in the deep snow! snowshoes helped a ton!!

hiking
8 months ago

Steady, strenuous climb to the top of Baldy, but well worth it.

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!

hiking
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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