A Hike on Swine Flu

Distance: 9km

Time: 1.5 hours

Difficulty: Black

Exploring the outdoors and breathing in the fresh mountain air is often a great way to find your inner voice. A great escape from your daily life commitments is to hit the trails. A hike up to the top of Swine Flu is a good option. It’s relatively short and has a great view of the city from the bench at the top.

Begin the hike from the Visitor Centre and follow the single track from there. Enjoy the gentle grade moving around various switchbacks. Stay right at your first intersection, heading up a short steeper section. The terrain levels out from there before you head up and over the cattle guard. Continue right heading back into the trees and eventually hitting the Powerline. Stay left following the single track back into the trees. If you are looking for a shorter option you can duck out on Far Side trail, which loops back to the cattle guard. Otherwise, continue climbing 160 meters to the top to take in the spectator views. Be sure to take a moment to sit on the bench and enjoy the solitude, if you have chosen a solo adventure or enjoy it with a girlfriend if you brought someone along for the fun.

Head back down the same way, either mixing it up by taking Far Side down or Swine Flu back to the Visitor Centre.