A number of old mining roads and trails in Kluane National Park & Reserve area are ideal for mountain biking, particularly the Alsek Trail, Mush Lake Road and the Cottonwood Trail. Please inquire at the Visitor Centres for further information.
Responsible mountain biking
Mountain biking in a national park comes with stewardship responsibilities. Riding non-designated or closed trails, building new trails, or riding off-trail displaces wildlife and destroys soil and vegetation.
Rules of the trail:
- Be bear aware – if you will be traveling quickly and quietly, try to avoid surprising bears. Make noise!
- Share the trail – when you approach a hiker, slow down and make your presence known with a bell or a friendly greeting.
- Avoid riding during extreme conditions; wet, muddy or very dry trails are more likely to be damaged.
- Help preserve the quality of our trails. Ride, don't slide - avoid skidding your tires by hard braking. Ride over obstacles, not around them. If obstacles are above your skill level, walk your bike.
- Control your bicycle!
You are responsible for your own safety. Be prepared for a breakdown or accident. Know how to repair your bike and carry the tools and parts to do so.
- Choose rides that match your abilities. Be conservative - start with easier, short trails. Park staff can help you select a suitable route.
- Wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.
- Bring extra food, water and clothing. Mountain weather changes quickly and it can snow any month of the year. Surface water may be contaminated with Giardia.
- Always tell someone where you are going and when you'll be back.
- Travel with others and keep your group together.
All backcountry overnight trips into the park between April 1 and November 15 require you to register and purchase a backcountry permit. Bear resistant food canisters are mandatory.