Explore the most popular nature trips 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

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!

hiking
10 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!

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!

hiking
19 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
20 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

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!

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
8 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

This is a beautiful trail. Somewhat busy on the weekend and about a 25 minute drive from downtown Fernie.
My 2.5 year old son was able to walk most of it on his own.

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.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Fast and flowy trail on Mt. Proctor. My go to place if I only have an hour to ride.

hiking
10 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

hiking
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.

mountain biking
10 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).

hiking
10 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.

hiking
10 months ago

Steep climb, took us an hour and half with camping gear to get to the lake, and 45min back down. WHilst the lake isn't the nicest, is a great short hike. Reckon it'll be great to do when the wildflowers are out in July.

Pretty cool to see sections of the Old Growth Forest along the way, and has a stunning view of Fernie through a tree opening.

Beautiful once you get to the top but it's a steep climb and decent. Took us five hours return to do this hike.

hiking
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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