Trail News and Trail Dogs

We want to help you discover what’s new with the Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA). The big news is that we have a paid Trail Crew and Supervisor for the summer! This was made possible thanks to the Columbia Basin Trust Job Experience Trail Crew Program. Please welcome Haydan Mobbs as Trail Crew Supervisor and our Trail Crew members including Nicole Foster, Luke Macdonald, Jane Johnson and Scott Gerecke.

Our team will be working closely with our Trail Manager and volunteers to assist with day-to-day operations, using mobile data collection technology, trail maintenance, trail building, maintaining FTA tools and equipment, and assisting with FTA events.

Trail Dogs
Time: Approx. 1.5 hrs
Distance: Approx. 10km
Difficulty: Black/Blue

If you are looking to discover a new trail, the recently completed Trail Dogs is a must!

This new 650m extension to Contra was built in an easier, more family friendly fashion. It is already the talk of the town by locals and visitors.

You can access the route by taking Coal Creek Heritage Trail off Coal Creek Road. Head up Rifle Range Road for a bit of a grunt of a climb but well worth it! Continue to stay right on the road until you see the entrance to Contra. Enjoy this flow trail hitting the various tables and berms. Once you drop into Trail Dogs it’s an easier version of Contra with the same fun factor and style. Or, for a shorter ride and for the young ones, stop at the top of Trail Dogs off Rifle Range Road!

Have fun out there and ride smart – remember to always Pre-Ride, Re-ride and then Free-ride.