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HIKING

Hiking Trails & Descriptions

Base Area Hiking Trails

Approximately 2 Hour Round Trip

This multi-use trail offers single-track hiking through mature forest. Several creek crossings provide an opportunity to search for long-toed salamanders and other forest creatures. Multi-use trail (hike/bike).

Approximately 4 Hour Round Trip

These trails make up our winter FAR cross country ski trail network. Excellent cross country mountain biking and an easy hiking loop on wide open trails. Multi-use trail (hike/bike).

Approximately 1 Hour Round Trip

This popular, wide, multi-use artery trail provides opportunities to connect with both the Fernie Nordic Society Trails, the Fernie Provincial Park system and other Fernie Alpine Resort trails. Expect two-way traffic. Multi-use trail (hike/bike).

Approximately 1 Hour One Way

Multi-use single-track trail, a secluded alternative to the wider Hobbits Trail. Frequent sightings of spruce grouse, calypso orchids, and huckleberries!  Multi-use trail (hike/bike)

Elk Chair Hiking Trails

Approximately 1 Hour One Way

A great hike on a hot day! This wide multi-use road travels through old growth cedar forest but also offers exceptional views up the Elk Valley. Interpretive signage detailing some of the special ecological features that can be found on this trail. Multi-use trail (hike/bike)

Approximately 1 Hour One Way

This wide shaded road descends through cedar forest to the base area. The trail passes through several of our best huckleberry and strawberry patches and also provides opportunities to spot calypso orchids. Multi-use trail (hike/bike).

Approximately 1 Hour Round Trip from the Trailhead

This spectacular, secluded trail meanders through a magical pocket of old growth forest to a notable stand of ancient cedar trees.

Approximately 1 Hour Round Trip from the Trailhead

This wide loop road descends through the Cedar Bowl drainage to connect the resort with the Fernie Provincial Park trail network. Watch for moose in the seasonal creek and willow beds to the right of the trail. Hike back up or connect with View trail to return to the base area. Multi-use trail (hike/bike).

Approximately 1 Hour One Way

A beautiful and shady mountain road which provides return access to the base of the resort from the Gorbie Loop / Cedar Bowl area. Multi-use trail (hike/bike).

Approximately: 2 Hours One Way

The sub-alpine forests will thin into alpine tundra as you steadily climb this wide road through the Lizard Bowl. Enjoy premium views from the mid-trail observation deck. A fossil zone at the end of the trail is full of examples of ancient sea life. This trail also makes a great ‘down’ route from the Skeleton Flats trail.

Approximately: 1 Hour One Way

A stunning alpine hike that climbs through the ‘Dancer’ avalanche path to connect with the Summer Road. This unique ecosystem provides a nutrient-rich habitat for wildflowers, moose, and bears. Please stay on the trail to protect glacier lilies, blue clematis, and western anemone wildflowers.

Approximately: 3 Hours

From the top of the Elk Chair, the trail begins as an ascent up through the lower Lizard Bowl. The trail then traverses across the ‘three fingers’ (ski runs) that are visible from the town before crossing through Currie Bowl and descending back down to the base area via the “Bike Thief” single track trail. Bring your buckets to collect wild huckleberries and raspberries!

Approximate time varies, dependent on which route you take.

A beautiful traverse and descent through Cedar Bowl. Options to connect to Gorbie Loop and Boom Trail (uphill) back to the top of the Elk Chair, or descend to the base area via several different trails.

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