FTA News and Riding to Morrissey

Trail of the Month
Cokato to Morrissey
Time:  Approx.  1.5- 2 hours
Distance: Approx. 30 km
Difficulty: Blue

Looking for a ride close to town this time of year? Cokato Road to Morrissey is a great option. A gravel bike is ideal for this ride but a mountain bike also works well.

Start on Cokato Road heading past the Aquatic Centre and continue on the pavement until you hit Thomspon Rd. From there it changes to gravel with a few hills until you hit a longer downhill section to the cattle guard.  If you are looking for a longer ride continue all the way to Elko for a 50 km return ride. Otherwise, turn around here climbing out back to town enjoying the views along the way.

FTA News
In this challenging time we want to keep you up to date on the current status of trails in the Fernie area.

Effective April 8BC Parks closed all provincial parks until further notice in response to COVID-19. More information can be viewed on their website.

We have included a map of our trail network to show the Mount Fernie Provincial Park property boundary. Please refer to Trailforks for a complete list of trails that are closed in our area.

In addition, Nature Conservancy Canada has closed their properties until further notice.  In the Elk Valley they own and manage three main areas in our region including:

1) Hosmer between Fernie and Sparwood;

2) Morrissey area; and

3) Mount Broadwood.

Please see the attached map and their website for further details. 

Finally, please be advised there are logging trucks on River Rd. due to logging in the area. Canwel has made their logging crews aware of the potential of users on the road. If you choose to go out on a solo mission, please be aware of the increase in traffic and stay safe.