Emergencies

Call 911 in the event of an emergency. Be prepared to have to wait for help to arrive. Emergency response may be extremely delayed due to COVID–19.

Biking in winter and spring

As most facilities and services are closed at this time of year, your visit to Kejimkujik in fall, winter, or spring will be very different from your summer experience. Access is available at your own risk.

More information about accessing Kejimkujik in spring.

Kids voted biking as their “favourite thing to do in Kejimkujik”! Biking is a great way for all age groups to explore Kejimkujik!

Biking at Kejimkujik Inland

Please note: Some trails are currently closed until further notice.

Map

Map of Kejimkujik trails

This downloadable map (PDF,  1.2 MB) shows the services and facilities at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, including biking trails.

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Trails and roads

Hiking trail Hiking trail

Hiking trailHiking trail

Trail closedClosed trail

Biking and hiking trail Biking/hiking trail

Biking and hiking trailBiking/hiking trail

Wilderness trail Wilderness trail

Wilderness trailWilderness trail

Portage  Portage

Paved road Paved road

Unpaved road Unpaved road

Services and facilities

Warden Station Warden Office

Picnic area Picnic Area

Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter

Information Visitor Centre

WiFi WiFi

Playground Playground

Sorting Station Sorting station

Parking Parking

Swimming Swimming

Toilet Washrooms

Accessible Facilities Barrier-free access

Group camping Group Camping

star gazing Sky Circle

Campfire Circle Campfire Circle

Canoe rental Canoe Rental

Kayak rental Kayak Rental 

Bicycle rental Bike rental

Lookout Lookout

Ôasis Ôasis

Cabins Rustic cabin

Yurt Yurt

oTENTik oTENTik

Camping Backcountry camping

No dogs No dogs

On-leash dogs allowed On-leash dogs allowed

Trailer Dumping Dumping Station

Snack Bar Snack Bar

Outhouse Outhouse

Have you heard about the new trail? Ukme’k (pronounced “ook-may-k”) means “twisted” in Mi’kmaq. The name was inspired by the path this trail takes as it follows the Mersey River.

All campsite and roofed accommodation reservations can be made by calling 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783) or by visiting reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca.

#4 Flowing Waters: easy 1 km (loop)

Summer:

  • Listen to the Mersey River gurgling and splashing as you wander through a wetland and along a riverbank. Gateway to Ukme’k (#15). 
#11 Peter Point: moderate 1.9 km one way (linear)
  • This is a multi-use trail so watch for bikers.
  • Birds love this area for its variety of habitats: red and sugar maple and hemlock.
  • People love this area for its secluded sandy point. 
#12 Mersey River: easy 3.3 km one way (linear)
  • This is a shared-use trail so please watch for bikers.
  • Follow the river’s edge to see the Mersey in all its different moods.

Summer: 

  • From the trail’s parking and picnic area, head along the river, up into the darker woods, and back to quiet, still Mersey pools.
  • Listen to the swish of the lush grasses as you pass through. 
#13 Slapfoot: moderate 6.8 km one way (linear)
  • This is a busy shared-use trail so please watch for other trail users.
  • Access Slapfoot Trail from Meadow Beach, various points in Jeremy’s Bay campground, Jim Charles Point, Jake’s Landing, or Merrymakedge. 
  • Skirt the forested shoreline of Jeremy’s Bay, joining either the Mersey River trail or continuing on Slapfoot to Jake’s Landing.
  • The views of the lakeshore change with the season and the weather. Every turn brings something new.
  • The Slapfoot Trail continues at the far end of the Jake's Landing parking lot, climbing steeply through scattered granite boulders. This is a good place to watch for Pileated Woodpeckers.
  • Enveloped in trees, you’ll pass the viewing tower on your way to the picnic area and shelter at Merrymakedge P1. From here the trail follows the lakeshore, flat and easy, to the canteen and the beach at Merrymakedge P4.
#14 Ukme’k: moderate 6.3 km one way (linear)
  • Our newest trail will have you twisting and turning with the Mersey River as you weave your way through Kejimkujik’s landscape by foot or by bike.
  • Take it easy or challenge yourself with the optional technical features perfect for mountain bikers.

Summer:

  • Access the Ukme’k Trail from multiple trailheads including:
    • the Mill Falls Trail (#2) parking lot
    • the Flowing Waters Trail (#4) parking lot
    • the Mersey River Trail (#12) parking lot
  • Experience the trail in pieces or do the whole trail from end to end. If you’re looking to explore more, continue on the Mersey River Trail all the way to Jake's Landing and Merrymakedge! 
#16 Eel Weir to Fire Tower: difficult 19.5 km return from Eel Weir parking area.  The Fire Tower Road is closed until further notice.
  • Start off from the original site of a Mi'kmaw fishing weir for your adventure on this backcountry road. The route crosses ancient portage routes and promises big challenges, big hardwoods, and big returns.

Biking at Kejimkujik Seaside

The trails at the Seaside are for hiking only. Out of respect for hikers, please leave your bicycles in the rack at the trail entrance.

Wilderness Biking

There is one portion of the backcountry trail system that is open to bicycles. You can ride in the southern part of the park, following the Peskowesk road as far as site 41 at Lucifee Brook. There is parking at the Eel Weir.

Biking is not permitted on other back country trails.

Be aware that the Fire Tower Road is closed until further notice. 

This downloadable map (PDF, 1.1 MB) shows the backcountry trail system at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.

Biking Rules

  • Stay on the gravel bike trails
  • You must wear a bike helmet
  • Maintain a safe speed
  • Give hikers the right of way
  • Pay attention in the campground where there is a lot of traffic.
  • Be aware that you are quick and quiet on a bike and could easily startle wild animals

Bike Rentals

Reservations for camping equipment, boats, bikes, and guided tours are made online at www.whynotadventure.ca.