Alberta mountain biking
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Mountain biking in Alberta
Alberta, Canada mountain biking adventures explore backcountry gravel roads, fire roads, logging roads, cut lines, old railway tracks and single track wilderness trails.
Sometimes the mountain biking trails in Alberta are one-way routes while other times a biking trail connects up with other trails forming loop routes. Across the province there are biking routes exploring mountain meadows, river valleys, remote lakes, prairie grasslands and valleys full of coulees.
Most of the extreme mountain biking destinations are located in the west part of the province, in or near, the Rocky Mountain region. There are plenty of downhill single track routes in the region - some with dirt jumps, rock drops, log rails and a very good chance of running into mud, mosquitoes and amazing scenery.
Most of the major and mid size communities in the province of Alberta have created a network of paved, shale, dirt and/or gravel bike paths for exploring and moving around the community. The mountain bike paths tend to be level, easy going and are ideal for sightseeing in the community.
Some of the major mountain biking destinations and communities in Alberta include shops with bike rentals, lessons and equipment. Some mountain biking communities have created mountain bike parks.
Bike rentals are not available in all biking communities. If you have a mountain bike, try to bring it so to take full advantage of the mountain biking opportunities in the province of Alberta.
Mountain Biking trail routes in the Central Alberta region include the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Area and Whitemud Park in Edmonton; the Willmore Wilderness Park and Sulphur Gates Trails near Grande Cache and the Bighorn Trail and William A. Switzer Park near Hinton. Other mountain biking communities in Central Alberta include Nordegg, Hinton and Red Deer.
Some of the mountain biking trail destinations in the South Alberta region include the Crowsnest Pass region; the River Valley Wilderness Park near Fort Macleod, the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park located southeast of Medicine Hat and the Waterton Lakes National Park in the southwest corner of the province.