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.
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.
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.
Biking Trails and Info:
- Alpine Art Eco-Tours ( Guided Eco Tours )
- Jasper Adventure Centre ( Guided Tours )
- Tonquin Adventures (Horseback, Cabins)
- Tonquin Valley Backcountry (Horseback, Cabins)
- Edge Control (Ski & Outdoor Store)
- On-Line Sport & Tackle (Fishing Guides)
- Snowfarmers ( Snowmobile Reports )
- Jasper’s Whitewater Rafting Company (Rafting Tours)
- Rocky Mountain River Guides (Rafting Tours)
- Jasper Raft Tours (Rafting Tours)
- Jasper Rafting Adventures (Rafting Tours)
- Maligne Rafting (Rafting Tours)