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Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail

RATING:Moderate to difficult; Algonquin Park brochure rates as moderate level of technical difficulty
TOTAL DISTANCE:-4.7 km loop
-10.1 km loop
-17.1 km loop
-23.4 km loop
START / FINISH:-23 km from the West Gate along the Hwy 60 corridor
HIGHLIGHTS:-Technical single track
-Lakes and streams
SURFACE:-Single track and logging road
TIME ALLOWANCE:-Riding on single track trail takes more effort and skill than riding on roads; it will also take you twice the time to ride as it would on roads; judge the time needed to complete a loop based on your ability and skill level.

The Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail network consists of four loops. They are all hilly and unsuitable for small children and unfit adults. The western or return side of each loop follows the old Minnesing Road where the trail is smoother and the grades are less steep. Expect extensively muddy sections until the drier weather of August and September. Cabins are located at the start of the trail and on the return run of the second loop. The trail passes through hardwood forest with views of three lakes along the route. Enjoy the ride! Let your experience and ability determine your destination, route and travel speed.


  • The Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail network is well marked. Take along the map provided by Algonquin Provincial Park. The Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail includes a Bike Code. This is an extended version of the Bike Etiquette offered in the bike info section of this tour guide. Consult Algonquin Park Trail Guide pamphlet.

Abide by the following rules and regulations of the Algonquin Park interior:

- No overnight camping along the trails or in the cabins.
- Campfires, cans and bottles are not permitted.
- No littering.
- Riding is not permitted on canoe portages.
- Dogs are not allowed on the trail.