Alberta, Canada mountain biking adventures explore backcountry gravel roads, fire roads, logging roads, cut lines, old railway tracks and single track wilderness trails.
Most of the extreme mountain biking destinations are located in or near, the Rocky Mountain region of Alberta. 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.
There are paved family oriented bike paths and wilderness biking trail routes in Kananaskis Country, Banff National Park and the Jasper National Park.
North of the Rocky Mountains, in the community of Grande Prairie, there are opportunities for biking in Muskoseepi Park and on the Wapiti Trails.
Popular 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.
Popular mountain biking 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.