Mountain Bike & Cycle
If you’re looking for gnarly, challenging mountain bike trails in Northern Ontario, look no fruther than Algoma. Our region’s rugged landscape is a mountain bikers’ dream. Rocky elevations and stunning scenery await adventurers and convenient places to stay compliment the experience. For cyclists looking for new road challenges, you’ll find many hidden gems here. Our region’s country roads are low traffic and lead to charming communities with great places to eat, stay and interesting attractions.
The following are a sample of cycling and mountain biking trails in Algoma:
Lake Huron North Channel
The Northern expansion of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, this 460-km route follows the North Channel of Lake Huron. It connects 26 communities along a signed route. The route offers picturesque views of rugged Canadian Shield landscape, rolling farmland, lakes and rivers. An excellent mix of wilderness and waterfront. Explore heritage sites, scenic lookouts, delicious food and drink and the warm Northern hospitality of local communities. Download a map here
Awesome mountain biking can be found on the trails in Kinsmen Park. There are many cycling opportunities for all abilities. Riders will cross streams and witness spectacular views as the trail rolls through the lush forest of the conservation.
As one of the highest elevations of the Gitchee Gumee Trail, special permission can be obtained from Stokely Creek Lodge to mountain bike on King Mountain. There are incredible views of the Algoma Highlands Conservancy.
Home to hundreds of kilometers of mountain bike trails near the city center, mountain bikers will bask in the natural rugged terrain. Hotspots include the Elliot Lake Dam and the Deer Trail Touring Route.
Lake Superior Coastline
Not for the faint of heart, this cycling follows Highway 17 through Lake Superior Provincial Park. Must stops along the shore of Lake Superior are Old Woman Bay, Katherine Cove and the Agawa Rock Pictographs. As the highway hugs the shoreline you will witness the pinnacle views of the mightiest of the Great Lakes.
St. Joseph Island
The Island is a hidden gem for cycling. It has a lot of appeal for cyclists because of its open country roads, beautiful scenic views of Lake Huron and its terrain for cyclists looking for different types of challenges. Learn more: A Guide to Cycling St. Joseph Island