Biking Activities

Biking

It is almost a year round thing now that the Fat Bikes are out. There are many trails that is allowed for bicycles. The couple of bike shops in town can fill you in on the details. Many rental bikes are available at a variety of shops and hotels.
Best to come here in person to get the accurate information about where the trails are closed and which ones are approved or you might encounter some non bike minded folks. Stay on the designated bike trails and avoid the hassle. If you want some north shore type biking, Hinton has set up an amazing trail system. The trails in Jasper are natural and enjoyed by other activities like horseback riding and hikers.

Mountain Biking

Narrow single-track becomes rocky downhill becomes roots and mud joins up with a fire-road leading to a trail around an emerald-colored lake which joins up with the rest of Jasper’s trail system, well-maintained by Parks Canada.  Mountain biking is permitted on most trails, except some of the more heavily used horse trails, in Jasper National Park.  Enjoy a spin on a wide, flat trail through valley-bottom forest, then grunt up a thigh-burning fire road to the top of Signal Mountain.  Bike rentals, sales and advice are available at local bike shops.

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Road Biking

Touring from Banff to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway is something of a pilgrimage and a challenge to many bike-tourers, staying in hostels and campsites along the way. Whatever your road-biking level, you’ll find the challenge you want with gorgeous views and most of all, fresh Rocky Mountain air.  Maligne Lake Road (45 min from Jasper Townsite) one of the tours, where you can coast down the rugged and spectacular mountain scenery at your own speed.  Local bike shop have a wide selection of bikes and gear for rent so you don’t have to bring your own equipment.

Road biking - Explore Jasper

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Biking Trails and Info:

Trail Descriptions

Trail Ethics

Trail 4-7-13

The beauty about Jasper is that we have so many outdoor options, no snow? Well, biking is still an option. The labyrinth of trails makes it easy to pick one trail and switch your route at multiple intersection according to your whim. We wanted to check out the new...

Valley of the Five Lakes – Biking

A classic trail that is fairly busy for hikers and bikers alike. There are a couple of ways to access these beautiful lakes. For this post, we were on bikes using trails, 1, 9 and 12 to complete a loop from town.   Right from town, we head for Old Fort Point where you...

Trail 2 – Biking

Jasper has quite an extensive biking trails. This one is of Trail 2. BACKCOUNTRY CABINS Ton­quin Adven­tures Ton­quin Val­ley...

Big Bend

Big Bend is such an easy site to get to for camping or fishing. We chose the bikes to access this area since it is down hill from the Sunwapta Falls. Just cross over the bridge and the trail starts there.     Access: 55 km south of Jasper Parking: Yes Trailhead: Start...

Pyramid Mountain Climb

Scrambling the local backdrop A little misleading with the word climb, this trip is a multi sport event. Biking the first part is recommended and you will love the downhill when you are done with the summit. Once you are at the old base of the maintenance gondola, it...

Biking Signal Mountain

My first mountain This was the first ever bike hike I did back in 1988. The mountain that got me hooked to Jasper. After reaching the peak, I was afforded a breathtaking view and felt authentically Albertan. I fell in love with the place and with such a breathtaking...

Saturday Night Lake

A quick little ride from town to reach this campsite. Perfect for that after work camping weekend. The site does need a little work on the picnic tables otherwise the tent pads, bear pole and fire pits are in working order. Getting around on mountain bikes are the way...

Biking Minnow Lake

This trail can start anywhere from town, usually from the west of town. The 20 mile loop trail is where you can access this lake, just on the cabin creek entrance. Or the entrance to the pump house. A nice short ride with a bike or take a hike to the lake. This trail...

Valley of the Five Lakes

A favorite for visitors and locals. These five lakes can be accessed in number of ways. Drive to the trail head on the 93 south, just about 6 miles, or 9 km. This is a popular spot, so the parking is tight. Local favorite is to ride a mountain bike from the back route...

Marjorie Lake

Short access to this lake on a well used trail. Part of the Saturday night lake loop. From town it is 2.5km one way to this small lake. Very popular with runners and dog walkers. Access: Cabin Creek trail 2014 HOTELS My Jasper Nanny ( Nanny Ser­vices ) Athabasca Hotel...

Biking Edith Cavell

Still early season to visit Edith Cavell, as the road is still closed to the motorized vehicles, but not to self propelled activities. This area is a must see attraction if you are ever in Jasper. The road should be ready to open May long weekend, but it is still up...

Jasper House

A biking or hiking to historic site, the access is along a service road maintained by CNR is where you can park the vehicles or ride the bike out for an extended burn. The area has only remnants of the settlers back in the day. So you might miss the area if not for...

Celestine Lake Road

Parks has announced the road is opened for the summer. After years of different closures, the access is open to public again. This road has a time system, where only one way traffic is allowed at certain time of the day. The time schedule is posted on the entrance of...

Biking Trail Descriptions

Biking Trail Descriptions Majorie Lake loop...................... 9 km Easy to Intermediate - Start at Cabin Creek off Bonhomme Street at west end, trail starts with a steady climb pretty well all the way to Minnow and Majorie Lake, there will be trail signs for the...

Biking Trail Ethics

Great Trails in Jasper National Park Be prepared! Bicycles can take you farther into the backcountry than you can walk in a day.  You are responsible for your own safety. Biking Ethics Always wear a helmet Cyclists should be on the alert for wildlife.  Stop and wait...

Snaring Road

This road is mostly used for the Snaring campsite, just past the campsite, crossing the Snaring river, the road continues on to the warden station and Moberly homestead. Beyond that, the road continues to the North Boundary trail. Access to Celestine Lake, Snake...

Keith Lake

Exploring off the beaten path Not sure if this trail is an official trail, so please check with the Parks Canada about this area. You are not in trouble if you do venture into the area. Besides, that is what the park is for, "...for the...

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BUNGALOWS / CABINS

 

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LODGING WEST IN BC

  • Mica Mountain Lodge
    (Located near Mount Robson, half an hour to the
    Jasper National Park boundary)
  • Dreamcatcher Inn
    (Located near Valemount Just over an hour west of Jasper)

 

Lodging East of Jasper

 

Tour Outfitters LINKS

BUNGALOWS / CABINS

 

BACKCOUNTRY CABINS

 

LODGING WEST IN BC

  • Mica Mountain Lodge
    (Located near Mount Robson, half an hour to the
    Jasper National Park boundary)
  • Dreamcatcher Inn
    (Located near Valemount Just over an hour west of Jasper)

 

Lodging East of Jasper

 

 

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