Best Alberta Mountain Bike Trails

Alberta has 23 rides.

Located in Canada, the mountain biking in Alberta offers over twenty awesome mountain bike riding trails. The best Alberta mountain biking based on popularity are considered to be Nordegg Area, Heart Creek / Skogan Pass Loop, Alexandra River, Spray River / Goat Creek, and Moraine Lake. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Alberta mountain biking trail below.

Featured MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

Alexandra River

North of Lake Lousie off the Icefields Parkway, the Alexandra River Trail is a rough and tumble mountain bike ride on abandoned roads leading to a spectacular, remote wilderness valley (21km / 90m). There are several challenging river crossings best done during low water seasons. Be ready for a little bushwacking.  MORE INFO

Moraine Lake

Just south of Lake Louise, the challenging Moraine Lake singletrack is a 10km route with 300m of climbing. It parallels Moraine Lake Road, and then climbs onto the shoulder of Mount Temple and then descends to Moraine Lake. The mountain bike trailhead is located on Moraine Lake Road.  MORE INFO

Ross Lake

Just west of Chateau Lake Louise, the 7 km route to Ross Lake is a nice mountain bike ride through undulating subalpine forest. The trailhead is hidden behind the Chateau above the Lake Louise townsite.  MORE INFO

Bryant Creek Trail

South of Banff and Canmore, the Bryant Creek Trail is a 51 km out-and-back mountain bike ride into the magnificent Rocky Mountain forest. The singletrack begins in Kananaskis Country Recreation Area, passes through Banff National Park, and end in Mount Assinboine Provincial Park. The first half of the mountain bike ride is relatively level. The latter half becomes steep and rocky as it crosses Assinboine Pass.  MORE INFO

Cascade

Located southeast of Banff townsite near Lake Minnewanka, the Cascade Trail (14km) runs up the protected Cascade River Valley, a wildlife corridor for mountain lions and wolves. The views of nearby peaks are breathtaking at every turn on this abandoned gravel road. This popular trail can get crowded daily by 10am so start early.  MORE INFO

Alexandra River

North of Lake Lousie off the Icefields Parkway, the Alexandra River Trail is a rough and tumble mountain bike ride on abandoned roads leading to a spectacular, remote wilderness valley (21km / 90m). There are several challenging river crossings best done during low water seasons. Be ready for a little bushwacking.  MORE INFO

Akamina Pass

In the Waterton Lakes National Park, there are several mountain bike trails through the incredible glacial carved peaks soaring up to 9,600. The trails wind through sub-alpine forests of red-barked Engelmann spruce. The best legal routes include the Akamina Pass/Creek Trail (6 km), Wishbone Trail (6.5 km), and Bauerman Creek (4.5 km).  MORE INFO

Wishbone Trail

Near Maskinooge Lake off the Chief Mountain Highway, the quiet 10.5km Wishbone Trail winds through aspen forests and meadows offering views of Vimy Peak and Mount Crandell. Combining single and double track, the mountain bike route runs deep into rarely travelled moose territory and grizzly habitat.  MORE INFO

Brewster Creek

West of Banff, the Brewster Creek Trail follows gravel and dirt doubletrack up the Brewster Creek valley to Banff Sundance Lodge (30 km). A rugged and muddy singletrack continues beyond climbing 1000m up over Allenby Pass (21 km).  MORE INFO

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

A glorious 3,000 mile medley of fire and logging roads, jeep and mountain bike single-track trails from the Canadian boarder at Port of Roosville, Montana, through Yellowstone and the Rockies to the Mexican border at Antelope Wells New Mexico. Due to wilderness areas and rugged terrain, the routes strays from the Continental Divide by no more than 30 miles.  MORE INFO