Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Great hike! Very well marked and maintained. Steep but the views make it worthwhile!

This trail was like being in another world. From small log bridges, lush waterfalls, climbing caves, and fields of wildflowers!

Be aware of a wasp nest at the beginning of the first waterfall. We passed many others who also got stung!!

We started on the Hartley road and used a off roading suspended Jeep to travel to the second parking lot. There were other trucks that went to the second parking lot as well.

Love it...have done it in winter & summer!

4 days 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.

5 days ago


5 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.

8 days ago

Amazing hike. Wonderful View. Gave us a good workout.

11 days ago

A difficult hike, make sure to bring plenty of water, moderate incline at first then becomes steep, trail is overgrown in parts but you can make it out. As trail becomes less obvious just follow the inukshuks/rock piles. If you can, wear ankle protecting hiking boots as there are some areas with loose rock. The loop took my brother and I 8 hours but the map at the beginning of the trail says it can take anywhere from 9-12 hours.

15 days ago

Great hike, and beautiful 360 views. Pack a lunch and eat at the top. Hiking poles would be handy to take the strain off the legs on the way down.

17 days ago

nice trail with awesome views of Fernie and the ski hill.
it's best to have the app with a map with you as this is a combination of several trails and there are no specific signs for this trail.
defetnetly worth actually going up to the top of castle rock!

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.

21 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.

23 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

27 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

Took me to my limit! Scrambling at the top was challenging and fun. Bench at the top provided views of just reward for all that effort!!

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.

Spectacular trail. Great climb!

1 month 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!

1 month 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 !

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!

1 month 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.

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