Best Mountain Biking in Alberta

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Alberta. Use this list to plan your next Alberta mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Big Elbow - Little Elbow Loop

    4 Reviews

    Bragg Creek, AB

    The trail begins in the Little Elbow Campground, approximately 19.9 miles west of Bragg Creek along Highway 66 (the Elbow Falls Trail). If you want a trail with a little bit of everything, this ...
    •  27.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail begins in the Little Elbow Campground, approximately 19.9 miles west of Bragg Creek along Highway 66 (the Elbow ...

  • #2 Moose Mountain Fire Road

    3 Reviews

    Bragg Creek, AB

    This trail lies west of Bragg Creek, Alberta. Moose Mountain Fire Road provides riders of beginner to expert ability an opportunity to ride the ridges while climbing toward Moose Mountain Fire ...
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail lies west of Bragg Creek, Alberta. Moose Mountain Fire Road provides riders of beginner to expert ability an opportunity ...

  • #3 Canmore Nordic Center

    1 Reviews

    Canmore, AB

    The Canmore Nordic Center is located above the town of Canmore, approximately 80 km west of Calgary, Alberta. If you're a competitive rider looking for challenge, this is the place for you. As ...
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    The Canmore Nordic Center is located above the town of Canmore, approximately 80 km west of Calgary, Alberta. If you're a ...

  • #4 McLean Creek Off-Highway Vehicle Zone

    0 Reviews

    Bragg Creek, AB

    This area is west of Bragg Creek in the Elbow Valley of Kananaskis Country. The McLean Creek area provides opportunity for riders to ride just about anywhere they might like. This 77.22-square ...
    •  77.22 miles
    •  Guide

    This area is west of Bragg Creek in the Elbow Valley of Kananaskis Country. The McLean Creek area provides opportunity for ...

  • #5 Lake Minnewanka

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    The trail is located at Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. This trail provides both expert and intermediate riders with challenges and views galore. It is an out-and-back trail that can ...
    •  43.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is located at Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. This trail provides both expert and intermediate riders with ...

  • #6 Powderface Creek Trail

    1 Reviews

    Bragg Creek, AB

    The trail begins approximately 12.4 miles southwest of Bragg Creek on Highway 66. This 5.3 miles point-to-point or out-and-back trail traverses the foothills of the Elbow Valley and climbs toward ...
    •  10.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail begins approximately 12.4 miles southwest of Bragg Creek on Highway 66. This 5.3 miles point-to-point or out-and-back ...

  • #7 Goat Creek Trail

    1 Reviews

    Canmore, AB

    This is one of the most well traveled trails in the Banff - Canmore area. This 24.6-mile round-trip trail is a quick downhill ride to Banff along the back of Mount Rundle. It varies between wide ...
    •  24.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the most well traveled trails in the Banff - Canmore area. This 24.6-mile round-trip trail is a quick downhill ...

  • #8 Valley of Five Lakes and Wabasso Lake

    1 Reviews

    Jasper, AB

    The trail is located east of Jasper, Alberta. This trail is an ideal ride for beginner to intermediate cyclists looking for a pleasant gradient with some challenges. The 13.5-mile loop trail ...
    •  13.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is located east of Jasper, Alberta. This trail is an ideal ride for beginner to intermediate cyclists looking for ...

  • #9 Snake Indian Falls

    1 Reviews

    Jasper, AB

    This trail is located north of Jasper, beyond the end of Celestine Lake Road. This 30-mile out-and-back ride is an excellent trek for both beginners and experts. It follows the beginning of the ...
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail is located north of Jasper, beyond the end of Celestine Lake Road. This 30-mile out-and-back ride is an excellent ...

  • #10 Rundle Riverside Trail

    1 Reviews

    Canmore, AB

    This trail begins in Banff National Park, along the Banff Springs Golf Course and finishes at the Canmore Nordic Center in the town of Canmore, Alberta. While the Goat Creek Trail provides an ...
    •  11.25 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail begins in Banff National Park, along the Banff Springs Golf Course and finishes at the Canmore Nordic Center in ...

  • #11 Aylmer Lookout

    0 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    The trail with the best views of Banff’s largest lake is the one to Aylmer Lookout, site of a fire tower that operated from 1948. The tower was torn down in 1985, after Banff Park went to an ...
    •  6 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail with the best views of Banff’s largest lake is the one to Aylmer Lookout, site of a fire tower that operated from ...

  • #12 Allenby Pass

    2 Reviews

    Canmore, AB

    The trail begins at the Mount Shark Trailhead, along the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail within Kananaskis Country Provincial Recreation Area. This remote, 42.25 miles point-to-point or out-and-back ...
    •  42.25 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail begins at the Mount Shark Trailhead, along the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail within Kananaskis Country Provincial Recreation ...

  • #13 1A Highway - Lake Louise to Continental Divide

    1 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    The 1A Highway has been permanently closed to vehicles from the Continental Divide to its eastern terminus on the Lake Louise Road. This closing has created a great family ride along this former ...
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The 1A Highway has been permanently closed to vehicles from the Continental Divide to its eastern terminus on the Lake Louise ...

  • #14 Yarrow Canyon

    3 Reviews

    Pincher Creek, AB

    Yarrow Canyon-it's an exciting name that conjures up images of hidden treasures and secret places. From an inauspicious beginning on a gravel road leading to a gas compressor station, to its ...
    •  4-5 hours
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    Yarrow Canyon-it's an exciting name that conjures up images of hidden treasures and secret places. From an inauspicious beginning ...

  • #15 Baldy Pass

    0 Reviews

    Calgary, AB

    The trail is located within the Kananaskis Valley, one of the most well-known areas of Alberta's Kananaskis Country. This 10.6-mile out-and-back trail takes you over a saddle on the southeast ...
    •  10.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is located within the Kananaskis Valley, one of the most well-known areas of Alberta's Kananaskis Country. This ...

  • #16 Tunnel Mountain (Hoodoos) Trail

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    This is one of those well-hidden trails that have eluded many longtime locals. At the same time, it is one of the most pleasant rides in the immediate vicinity of Banff town site. It is short ...
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of those well-hidden trails that have eluded many longtime locals. At the same time, it is one of the most pleasant ...

  • #17 Benchlands Trail Networks

    1 Reviews

    Canmore, AB

    For many years this ride remained one of the secrets of Canmore's hard-core elite, but with the publishing of the Canmore Alberta Recreation Map in 1999, the secret is out. Riders from all areas ...
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    For many years this ride remained one of the secrets of Canmore's hard-core elite, but with the publishing of the Canmore ...

  • #18 Moraine Lake Trail

    0 Reviews

    Lake Louise, AB

    The trail lies between the village of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in Banff National Park. This intermediate-level, out-and-back trail provides 6.05 miles of technical riding with unsurpassed ...
    •  11.51 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail lies between the village of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in Banff National Park. This intermediate-level, out-and-back ...

  • #19 Stoney Squaw

    2 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    Stoney Squaw is a locally well-known trail. In a park where most of the singletrack has long since been closed, it stands along as a great technical route. Total distance for this out-and-back ...
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Stoney Squaw is a locally well-known trail. In a park where most of the singletrack has long since been closed, it stands ...

  • #20 Redearth Creek

    1 Reviews

    Banff, AB

    Redearth Creek separates the sheer faces of Pilot and Copper Mountains. While it is not a technically challenging ride, it does offer a pleasant way to roll your way through the mountains of ...
    •  12.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Redearth Creek separates the sheer faces of Pilot and Copper Mountains. While it is not a technically challenging ride, ...