Narrow valleys and rugged mountain peaks; glaciers and dense old-growth forests; fast-moving rivers and streams; an astonishing assortment of birds, plants and wild animals await you in Glacier National Park, all from the saddle of your bike.
Whether you’re a casual rider or a technical expert, cycling offers a special way to experience the diversity of Canada’s mountain parks.
Mountain biking is allowed only on trails designated for cycling. If a trail is not signed for cycling, you’re not allowed to ride it.
Mountain bikers are welcome on the lower Beaver Valley Trail from the trailhead (near the Beaver Valley gravel pit) to the Grizzly Creek bridge.
Please note: no biking is allowed on the Beaver Valley Trail or Copperstain Trail beyond Grizzly Creek. Those areas have been designated Priority Wildlife Corridors. Mountain biking is not allowed on the Bald Mountain Wilderness Hiking Route or in the Copperstain Valley, below Copperstain Pass.
Cyclists should be aware that mountain biking trails are shared with hikers and walkers. Caution must be used when approaching pedestrians.
Long distance cycling
Long-distance cyclists travelling on the Trans-Canada Highway are welcome to stay overnight at Illecillewaet, Loop Brook and Mount Sir Donald Campgrounds and Beaver Valley Day-Use Area during the snow-free season.
Illecillewaet and Loop Brook have washrooms with running water. Mount Sir Donald and Beaver Valley have pit toilets. All four campgrounds have bear-proof food lockers.