Mountain Biking in Gatineau Park

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

With some 90 kilometres of shared trails, there are lots of places for mountain biking in Gatineau Park. But be prepared! To tackle the Park’s hilly terrain, you need to be in good shape and have a few mountain biking skills.

Gatineau Park’s mountain biking season runs from May 15 to November 30. The multi-use trails are open to hikers and mountain bikers, 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 indicated in the brochure Mountain Biking in Gatineau Park: Staying on the Right Track

Please help to protect Gatineau Park and leave no trace.

Extreme Mountain Biking at Camp Fortune

For thrill-seekers, there is mountain biking at Camp Fortune, which opens its ski slopes for biking during the summer.

Mountain Biking Code of Conduct

The following rules are promoted and recognized worldwide by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. They are intended to help ensure the safety of hikers and mountain bikers, as well as protect the environment.

  1. Use only trails that are approved for mountain biking (which are shared trails).

  2. Bike only during the permitted biking season. In the spring and fall, the trails are particularly vulnerable to erosion.

  3. Always yield the right-of-way to hikers.

  4. Control your speed at all times — especially on curves and downhill portions of the trail. To avoid accidents, alert other trail users to your presence as you approach to pass them.

  5. Plan ahead! Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding — and prepare accordingly.

Facilities
Washrooms

There are outhouses at most parking areas near the mountain biking trails

Parking

Some parking lots charge vehicle access fees. See Mountain Biking in Gatineau Park: Staying on the Right Track and Gatineau Park summer maps for more information.

Rentals

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

Mountain Bike Rentals

(Cross-Country Rocky Mountain)

 
2 hours $29
4 hours $43

Full Day

$52

Taxes are included.
Please note that the number of bikes available for rental is limited (first-come, first-served).

General Conditions

  • Payment by cash, debit or credit card.
  • Two pieces of photo ID are required.
  • A $500 deposit (cash or credit card) is required.

Hours of Service

May 9 to 

June 12, 2014

June 13 to 

August 31, 2014

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: 8:30 am to 10:00 pm

For more information, visit the section Gatineau Park’s visitor information.