Explore the most popular walking 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.

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
2 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
7 months ago

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

hiking
8 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
8 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.

hiking
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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.

hiking
9 months ago

It's a grind all the way up, but totally worth it. It's so lush and green the whole way up with stunning views. The scramble at the end is a little scary!

hiking
9 months ago

Steep trail but the stunning views are worth the effort !

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
9 months ago

A great hike; steep up, steep down, awesome views of the Elk Valley

hiking
10 months ago

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

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

Great trail with awesome views. Quite steep from the beginning but gets easier after the bench and views are worth it.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike. Took our 2 kids up to the falls. It was beautiful!!

hiking
10 months ago

A very steep trail, even from the beginning, but if you push all the way to the ridge top summit (past both wooden benches), you'll be rewarded with awesome views of both Fernie and the Three Sisters.
Once you get to the second bench at the ridge top, take the upper route of ~10min light scrambling to summit or the lower to meet snow and gorgeous valley views.
Overall a worthwhile hike that youll be able to feel in your legs for the next day or so :')

hiking
10 months ago

This was quite the climb but but well worth it. There's a spectacular 360 view of the mountains at the top and lots of great views of the town of Fernie throughout the top half of the trail. It's very well marked and fairly clear with exception to the last 5 minutes where you have to scramble a bit. Took us 4.5 hrs return with lots of stops to take in the scenery.

Great short walk/hike. Pretty falls at the end and pretty impressive.

hiking
11 months ago

I didn't find this trail overly exhausting. The views are spectacular past the half way point and it's impossible to not take photos.

hiking
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This is actually a seriously strenuous hike. It climbs 1,000m in only 4km, so expect a good workout. Stunning 360 views from the top, where there is a little wooden bench and friendly ground squirrels to relive you of your granola bars.

hiking
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

We parked at the end of Canyon Trail and found the trailhead on the left after a short walk. There's a bench at the top with some amazing views on both sides of the mountain. The last section of the trail has loose rocks and may be trickier for beginner hikers. All and all it's a great hike and we were pooped by the time we got back down.

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