Biking in Jasper National Park

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.

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Ride along the cliff sides

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.

Amazing scenery not seen in cars
Amaz­ing scenery not seen in cars

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 bike 93A
Road bike 93A

Biking Trails and Info:

Trail Descrip­tions

Trail Ethics

Trail Map


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