David Thompson Country has Mountain Biking Trails for the downhill enthusiast and the just for fun biker. Here are 4 of the most popular biking trails in DTCountry.

  1. Baseline Mountain about 60 kms SW of Rocky Mountain House off Highway 752 in Clearwater County.  There are actually about a dozen trails that have been created and maintained by the Baseline Mountain Biking Club.  The road up is gated but there are members of the club biking and shuttling up most days when the weather permits.  While there are 4 blue runs (intermediate), most of the runs are black diamond or double black diamond (crazy to try).  There aren’t any services on Baseline Mountain, so prepare to bring your own water and haul out your waste.  Baseline is also a popular hiking spot as the views are spectacular.   If you are interested in biking Baseline Mountain it is best to contact the Baseline Mountain Biking Club before making the trip. Their Facebook Page is at https://www.facebook.com/baselinemtbclub/.


2. The Nordegg and Shunda Lake area has a mix of biking trails with some going through forests and others on well maintained ATV trails.  Most are rated easy to intermediate. Probably the most scenic are the FireSmart trails that start at the Fish Lake Provincial Recreation Area (Shnda Lake) and Frontier Lodge.  From there you can bike to the Goldeye Lake PRA or to Nordegg for some pie or ice cream.  For younger bikers they can try out the bike track in Nordegg at West Fraser Outdoor Discovery Park.

Biking Near Nordegg
Biking FireSmart trails near Frontier Lodge
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The Bike Pump Track at Nordegg

3.  Crimson Lake Provincial Park has several biking trails with the most popular being the 10 km Amerada Trail around Crimson Lake and the 6 km Twin Lakes to Crimson Lake Connector Trail.  The Amerada Trail is rated as easy and the Connector Trail is rated as intermediate. Crimson Lake Provincial Park is about 15 kms from Rocky  Mountain House in Clearwater County. You can find more information aout he Crimson Lake Provincial Park trails at https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/central/crimson-lake-pp/information-facilities/trails/.

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Biking in Crimson Lake Provincial Park
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Fat Tire Biking around Crimson Lake, Alberta


4. Rocky Mountain House has 5.6 kms of paved hiking and biking trail that loops through residential and commercial parts of Town.  Popular spots to park and bike are at the Helen Hunley Memorial Park next to the Rocky Museum and Visitor Information Centre or at the tennis courts at Curtis Field, but really you can get on the trail anywhere along the route. The Rocky Mountain House trail also has a 5 km spur, the Bicentennial Trail, which goes out to the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site.  It is a beautiful ride through forests and along the North Saskatchewan River.  You can find out more about the trails in Rocky Mountain house at https://rockymtnhouse.com/p/trails.

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Rocky Mountain House Trails Map
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Biking the Bicentennial Trail to the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site




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