Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Ottawa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The recorded trail goes off trail at a few spots. Got turned around a bit where Outback trail is supposed to pickup.

1 month ago

Cute little forest hike. Veryyy easy and quick. Shorter than you’d think. We loved that it’s dog-friendly, but wish we’d tacked on a longer/harder trail for hiking (this loop is a walk, not a hike). Beautiful scenery :)

Awesome trail. Rockhopper lives up to its name. Klondike part is easy but the Rockhopper part has lots of rocks and roots. Even some small inclines and declines. I got turned around a bit when I wa going back to the Klondike Trail so I did a bit extra. Rockhopper even goes by a pond at point. Great trail!

My favourite trails to run to date. Especially love adding on Rockhopper and Outback.

Bring bug spray or move fast. I run so I never noticed but one time I got a nasty stitch and had to walk for a km and change and I got sucked dry by the mosquitoes.

2 months ago

Easy Trail with some great views of the beaver pond. It goes though some forest. It is relatively flat and I imagine people in wheel chairs and people pushing strollers can access it. Great for a family outing whether as a walk or a short bike ride.

An easy and short trail through mostly forest with a creek running nearby. It connects up with other trails at the far end. I saw a couple of deer at the far end. Very accessible for wheel chairs and parents with strollers I would say.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Quick ride with my daughter did outer loop. It is great for beginners trying to learn

Easy trail, fairly quiet, lots of birds

9 months ago

This trail leads from the p11 parking lot. We walked the portion of this trail to the M26 marker. It was nice but the major negative was that the hum of the highway never was completely muffled out. Also, not as varied as the portion leaving from p9 and seemed to have more people. The power lines running through the middle of the trail aren't that nice either.

A nice bonus though is there lots of cute chickadees to feed!

9 months ago

Nothing wow but pleasant enough trail. Very flat and new growth mixed forest.

Two things stand out: the lake is pretty impressive considering this is a lake smack near the Kanata suburbs; the portion of the trail near the "North Dogsled" intersection is a lot rockier and more hilly. I would give that part 4 stars.

The area seems mostly promoted as a place for mountain bikers (there were lots of fat tire cyclists when we went) but we saw lots of walkers too.

We found street parking off 2nd line road. There are a couple of entrances.

Lots of red squirrels!

mountain biking
10 months ago

Rock and roll times.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Be careful, went hiking there with my dog today and came back he was covered in ticks.
The trails are amazing though

Thursday, October 19, 2017

This map contains a trail that is off access!

Monday, October 09, 2017

Love these trails and so close to home!

Busy, lots of secondary trails. Saw 2 deers and a porcupine.

trail running
Monday, September 04, 2017

Definitely not an "easy" trail for trail running. Rather technical with many roots, rocks, and sometimes mud. It's called "Rock Hopper" for a reason. Lots of fun, but stay alert!

trail running
Monday, September 04, 2017

Not easy, but technically challenging at times with many rocks, roots, and mud.

road biking
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Watch for the detours around Hurdman during LRT construction. Also, the path has been flooded under the Hurdman Bridge for quite some time. You will need to portage your bicycle around it.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Marshland trail so expect plenty of mosquitoes. The trails are also rather treacherous with rocks and tree roots that are easily tripped over.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Not good for walking . Lots bikes

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Well maintained trails (thank you MBA Ottawa for your hard work)
Interesting mix of rock paths, dirt, skinnies, and features made of the good old Canadian Shield (I could swear there was a small pump track naturally formed in the bedrock).

Area closer to the road is easy and as you go deeper into the trail system it gets progressively more advanced. Also good signage throughout the network.

Encountered several hikers on the trail and they were very respectful to move over for us given the trail is primarily for MTB use.

Parking available on the side of the road where the shoulder is extra wide for room to park and get set up.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

For Walking not the best option. The bikes don't let you walk at all.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Great trail with some nice lookout locations over the water. More mountain bikers than hikers though so stay aware and keep to the right to let them pass. Good terrain variety kept us interested.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Nice hike with the kids (3 and 6) and a pup.

road biking
Friday, August 07, 2015

Paved, scenic, mostly off-road. Quite busy on weekends. June 26- 28, 2015

Excellent trail system! Well groomed and maintained trails, that offer a variety of difficulty levels. My wife and I were very impressed and will be back!

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