Mountain Biking in Gatineau Park

Photo of a mountain biker on a hill in Gatineau Park
Mountain Biking in Gatineau Park

There are plenty places to mountain bike in Gatineau Park. You can mountain bike along 90 kilometres of trails. Be prepared: to bike on Gatineau Park’s hilly terrain you need to be in good shape and have some skill in cycling.

You can mountain bike in Gatineau Park each year between May 15 and November 30. The trails are shared with hikers and walkers so be sure to follow the Mountain Biking Code of Conduct.

For ecological reasons, mountain biking is not allowed on any trails other than the ones marked on Mountain Biking in Gatineau Park: Staying on the Right Track.

Help us protect Gatineau Park and leave no trace.

Extreme Mountain Biking at Camp Fortune

Those seeking thrills can also mountain bike at Camp Fortune in the Park. During the summer the ski slopes are open for biking!

Mountain Biking Code of Conduct

The following rules are intended to minimize the social and environmental effects of mountain biking. They are promoted and recognized worldwide by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

  1. Stay on trails that are authorized for mountain bikes (shared trails.)
  2. Cycle only during the permitted time period. Spring run-off and fall saturation make the trails particularly vulnerable to erosion.
  3. Yield right-of-way to pedestrians at all times.
  4. Control your speed at all times, especially when turning or biking downhill. To avoid accidents, alert other trail users to your presence when overtaking them.
  5. Plan ahead! Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding — and prepare accordingly.
Facilities
Washrooms There are dry toilets at most parking areas near the mountain biking trails
Parking There are vehicle access fees at some parking lots. See Mountain Biking in Gatineau Park: Staying on the Right Track and the Gatineau Park summer maps for more information.

Rentals

You can rent mountain bikes and bike-trailers at the Philippe Lake campground general store. Rentals include helmets.

Mountain Bike Rentals Adults/Teens Children Bike Trailer Tandem Family Plan (4 people)
1.5 hours $9 $7 $4 $7  
2 hours $13 $9 $5 $9  
3 hours $19 $13 $7 $13 $49
4 hours $25 $17 $9 $17 $61
24 hours (campers only) $37 $25 $13 $25 $73

Hours of Service

May 10 to 

June 13, 2013

June 14 to 

September 1, 2013

September 2 to

October 13, 2013

Friday: 3 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm

Sunday: 9 am to 2 pm

Saturdays to Thursdays: 8:30 am to 9:30 pm

 

Fridays: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Friday: 3 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm

Sunday: 9 am to 2 pm

For more information see Gatineau Park’s visitor information.