The Hidden Valley Mountain Biking Trails Have Arrived!
Cyclists visiting Huntsville, Lake of Bays and Algonquin Provincial Park have always come to enjoy a destination with a remarkably diverse range of cycling experiences. With sweeping vistas, multiple elevation changes and kilometres of back roads to explore, you can pedal something new every day. Now, with the return of cycling season in Muskoka, comes a new spot for cyclists to explore – the Hidden Valley Mountain Biking Trails!
Brand new to the cycling scene in 2022, the Hidden Valley Mountain Biking Trails are now Huntsville’s flagship trail network built and maintained by the Huntsville Mountain Bike Association. Based at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area and Deerhurst Resort, the network includes 5km of public use trails and a 5km members only expansion for HMBA members and Deerhurst Resort guests to enjoy. The Hidden Valley Mountain Biking Trails are currently ready for riding and showcasing the beautiful terrain and scenery that Muskoka has to offer.
Where Else Can You Bike Around Huntsville and Lake of Bays?
Highway 60 traverses Algonquin Provincial Park, with more than 50km of paved shoulders winding over and through the Park’s epic scenery. Algonquin also has two off-road trails to enjoy including the Old Railway Bike Trail is 16km of mostly flat and hard-packed trail while the Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail provides a challenge over steep and rugged terrain. For off-road enthusiasts, the Echo Valley Nature and Bike Trails combine a relatively easy Main Trail with multiple loops and narrow bridges that ratchet up the difficulty. The Oxtongue Rapids Trail follows the shore of the Oxtongue River for two scenic kilometres where you will pass bubbling rapids and a picnic area. If you prefer on-road speed and distance, the Lake of Bays Scenic Drive route combines over 75km of roads with multiple stops including bakeries and even a craft brewery. While Huntsville has many scenic roads to travel as well as the unique Fairy Vista Trail and Hunter’s Bay Trail, part of Canada’s Great Trail. Still in Huntsville, Arrowhead Provincial Park has two moderately challenging mountain bike trails – the 4.5 km Arrowhead Lake Trail and the 3 km Lookout Trail with bike rentals available onsite.
Huntsville has three bike shops ready to provide local knowledge, repairs and rental services. Algonquin Outfitters and Muskoka Bicycle Pro Shop on Huntsville’s Main Street, as well as The Bike Shop Huntsville on North Kinton Avenue are all open and available for full bike services.
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