Shoals Bay Mountain Biking

Near St. Johns, a nice 19 km mountain bike ride on old woods roads starts at the end of Shoal Bay Road near the community of Goulds. Take the right fork at the top of the first climb(1.1km). Ride straight out this trail and it will cross a small wooden bridge climb another hill(3.8km) and start decending. After crossing a small stream there is another fork(5.3km) where you can mountain bike ride either route. The left one has more high spead sections and there are sections of mountain bike rideable trail allong the coasline. You will return back up the same trail. The right fork is more rocky but leads to the start of the Spout Hiking Trail. Again you return the way you went in. On the way back you will have to mountain bike ride the long climb which was the nice decent on the way in. Once you get to the top of the hill you can mountain bike ride several trails that lead off to the right and connect to the other main fork of the dirt road the mountain bike ride started out on. This mountain bike ride is usually mountain bike rideable all year due to the fact that the snowmobiles will pack down most of the trails in the winter.

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Local Contact(s):  Avalon Mountain Bike Trail Guide is available from Freeride Mountain Sports (709) 722-5061, Canary Cycles (709) 579-5972, The Outfitters (709) 579-4453 and Bill's Cycle and Sport (709) 753-6418.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada" from Sarah Hale

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Center City Motel (709) 726-0092; Pippy Park Campground

Luxury Loding:  Battery Hotel (709) 576-0040; Hotel Newfoundland

Breakfast Restaurant:  Classic Cafe

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Date Updated:  7/1/2016

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