Hiking Swine Flu

Distance: 7km
Time: 1-1.5 hours
Difficulty: Black

November, it’s the time of season to remain calm before the storm. Winter is upon us so let’s hit the trails for one last hike before you slap on your skis and/or snowshoes.

A great trail late Fall that typically drains well is Swine Flu. It’s also a great spot to take in the views. I love the contrast of the snow on the mountains and the colourful leaves on the trees.

Start by crossing over the Fairy Creek Pedestrian bridge and follow the single track towards Swine Flu. Cross over the cattle guard and turn right before heading back into the trees. After you cross the Powerline a short way up is Far Side trail. If you decide to do a shorter loop or the conditions are not favourable this is a good option. Otherwise carry on up navigating several switchbacks and few short steeper sections, until you reach the top. It will be all worth it for the views.

The fun now begins as you head down a number of switchbacks and some rolling terrain. This will take you back out to the bottom of the meadow. Cross over the cattle guard and make your way back down to the bridge.