A number of old mining roads and trails in Kluane National Park & Reserve area are ideal for mountain biking, particularly the Alsek TrailMush Lake Road and the Cottonwood Trail. Please inquire at the Visitor Centres for further information. 

Responsible mountain biking | Safety | Backcountry camping


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!
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Safety

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.
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Backcountry camping

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.