While there is still plenty of snow in the alpine, the warmer weather this May has started to open up many of the lower elevation trails around Fernie.  For outdoor enthusiasts, that means there are plenty of options for exploring the valley and mountain trails of Fernie. .. all just in time for the May long weekend! Here are some suggestions on where to explore this May and early June:

Ridgemont Trails – with the exception of upper eco-terrorist, the trails network above the Fernie Ridgemont Subdivision is snow free and in great shape for early season riding.


Mountain Biking Ridgemont & Montane Fernie trails

Montane & Castle Mountain Area – Starting at the old historic barn in Montane, there are several excellent hiking and biking trails the the Montane & Castle Mountain area including a section of the Trans Canada Trail. Don’t forget to visit the ponies at the barn if you bring your little one s along!


The historic barn at the entrance to the Montane Trail Network

The Elk River Trails – the city trail network which follows along the Elk River is a perfect early season trail for walking, running or biking. The wide stroller-friendly trails are ideal for families and also provide access to  several of Fernie parks including Rotary Park and Maiden Lake.


Fernie Rotary Park


The Tourism Fernie Website Maps Section of the is an excellent resource on where to explore in Fernie

Trailforks is another excellent resource!

We hope to see you in Fernie for a visit this spring and we encourage you  to check out our great Fernie Vacation Specials and make plans to visit us here at the Cornerstone Lodge at Fernie Alpine Resort!

Call us Toll-Free at 1-888-423-6855 to book a Fernie spring or summer vacation.


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