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Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail

The Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail is a steep, rugged mountain bike trail consisting of hilly, sometimes muddy, terrain filled with rock, roots and obstacles unsuitable for small children and unfit adults.

This trail is intended for experienced mountain bikers only. Hazardous sections containing mud, sand/soft soil, exposed roots, and rocky uphill and downhill terrain exist throughout the trail. The use of a helmet is recommended and caution be taken to avoid injury and equipment damage. Park visitors using this trail do so at their own risk.

This trail is open from late June to the Canadian Thanksgiving Monday, as conditions permit. It includes sandy flats, rolling hills, muddy sections and everything between. Its four overlapping loops are 4.7km, 10.1km, 17.1km and 23.4.km in length.

Canisbay Campground (drive-in) provides a conveniently located base-camp, as no overnight camping is allowed along the trail.

In winter, the trail is used for cross country skiing.

As of 2020, the loop around Linda Lake appears to have been closed for years.

For more details, refer to Trailforks.com and its Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail Loop section.

NOTE: Ontario Park has closed the Minnesing Ski Trail/Mountain Bike Trail, the associated warm-up cabin, and parking lot starting November 14, 2023 to late 2024. The area is closed for skiing, winter camping, biking, and hiking as a result of the construction of a new trailer sanitary dump and fill station.

Old Railway Bike Trail

The Old Railway Bike Trail is a leisurely family bicycle trail during spring, summer and fall. During the winter, the trail is a multi-purpose winter recreation trail. For most of its 16 kilometre distance the trail follows the abandoned bed of the historic Ottawa, Arnprior, and Parry Sound Railway, opened in 1896 and decommissioned in 1959. The Old Railway Bike Trail runs from Rock Lake Campground to near Cache Lake.

Located along the trail are the Mew Lake and Lake of Two Rivers drive-in campgrounds and the old airfield's open area. The Rock Lake and Coon Lake drive-in campgrounds are located near the trail's southeast end. The reknowned Booth's Rock Trail is at the very end of the bike trail

The Kearney and Pog Lake drive-in campgrounds can also access the trail, by crossing the dam on the Madawaska River. At its west end, the trail continues almost to Cache Lake.

The level grade of the Old Railway Bike Trail makes for a great way to spend a few hours, for young and old. Being graded as an "easy" bike trail, it provides the opportunity for a day's combined biking and hiking, with a packed lunch taken for a mid-day break.

For more details, refer to Trailforks.com and its Old Railway Bike Trail section.

Byers Lake Mountain Bike Trail

This mountain bike trail is 6.5 km long (13 km round trip) and is of moderate difficulty.

It shares a parking lot for 20 vehicles (and vault toilets) with the High Falls Hiking Trail.

This access point is about 10 km from Kingscote Lake.

There's a 1 km side trail, providing access to Gut Rapids (a narrow scenic canyon on the York River).

For more details, refer to Trailforks.com and its Byers Lake Mountain Bike Trail section.

Good for hiking and biking

Mew Lake to 'Old Railway'

New 'Old Railway' Trail

Updated: January 12, 2024