Alberta Canada Mountain Biking

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Canada Mountain Biking

Alberta, Canada Mountain Biking adventures explore backcountry gravel roads, fire roads, logging roads, cut lines, old railway tracks and single track trails explore forests, grasslands, communities, campsites, mountain summits, and wilderness lakes and rivers.

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Mountain Biking Trail Difficulty

There are plenty of downhill single track mountain biking routes throughout Alberta to select from. It is important to match your abilities with your trail. Some trails are short and some are long haul over night adventures. Trails may be developed with dirt jumps, rock drops, log rails while others are left to nature. Trail location determines if mountain bikers encounter mud, mosquitoes, wildlife and amazing scenery. 

Community Mountain Biking

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, well signed and are ideal for sightseeing the community. Some of the major mountain biking communities in Alberta include rental bike shops, lessons, trail maps, mountain biking clubs and equipment. Some mountain biking communities have created mountain bike parks.

Popular Mountain Biking Destinations

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.  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, and Red Deer. Popular mountain biking destinations in the South Alberta region include 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.

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