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Roll into Fall: Fall Cycling in Ontario Parks

From family biking to mountain biking, you’ll find the perfect trail for your fall adventure at Ontario Parks.

Enjoy the colors of fall as you bike through some of Ontario’s most stunning landscapes.

Here are some of our favorite fall biking destinations:

Silent Lake Provincial Park

mountain bikers around the lake

The park’s mountain bike trail offers two loops: one moderate and one difficult.

Bike past towering maple and beech trees, as well as picturesque ponds, and end at Silent Lake’s day-use beach.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

bike ride through leavesMountain bikers can start at South Kabeyun Trail Head and turn onto Talus Lake Trail.

From there, you can hike up the Top of the Giant trail, which leads to spectacular views spanning Silver Islet, Isle Royale, and Thunder Bay.

Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park

waterfalls surrounded by fall colors

Although there are no dedicated bike trails at Kakabeka Falls, most of the campground and major access roads are paved.

Take it easy? The Poplar Point Trail is a short 4km family-friendly trail that passes through campgrounds and is great for biking.

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

fall colors around the lake

Kettle Lakes has 14 km of bike trails ranging from easy to moderate.

Trails wind through Jack Pine Forest and take you to Slab Lake. Bicycles can be rented at the front door.

Awenda Provincial Park

autumn splendor

The Bluff Trail is a 10km loop trail. A portion of the trail follows the edge of the Nipissing Bluff for which it is named.

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The views of Georgian Bay from this section of the trail are spectacular, especially during the leafless season.

Arrowhead Provincial Park

Family on bike path

The 3km Hardwood Hill Trail requires a medium to difficult skill level.

Very hilly, the trail begins and ends at the park store and passes through a mature hardwood forest containing a mix of sugar maples, beech, and yellow birch.

Restoule Provincial Park

Cyclists on mountain bike trail.Angel Point Trail

The Angel’s Point Trail (3.0 km) offers two mountain biking loops through vibrant hardwood forests.

The Inner Loop is a new single track trail designed for mountain biking. With gentle, winding curves, moderate elevation changes and drops, smooth humps and bumps, the trail is ideal for all riding levels.

Three cyclists look towards the shore. Ranger Point Trail

The double track outer loop is an easier option with a wide trail surface and fun hills.

The Ranger’s Point Trail is a 1km double track trail with some steeper climbs and a great view of Stormy Lake Bluff.

Brontë Creek Provincial Park

fall colors along the stream

The Ravine Trail offers riders a great view of the Bronte Creek Valley as it passes through the hardwood forest.

This 2 km trail is perfect for families who want to cycle through the colors of fall.

Pinery Provincial Park

Savannah Trail with cyclist

The terrain of the 14 km Savanna Trail is relatively flat, with some moderate slopes.

The trail runs along a wooded path from the park store to the roundabout.

From there, follow the road before winding through forested dunes on your way back to Store Park. The trail is two-way and walkers and bikers share the trail.

Komoka Provincial Park

Komoka sign at the entrance.

Just west of London, this park offers over 7km of cycle-friendly trails: the Orange Trail (3.9km), the Blue Trail (2km) and the Yellow Trail (1.1km). The trails are multi-use and the paths are sandy and natural. Best suited for mountain bikers, these trails are moderate to difficult in difficulty, with many small hills, valleys, and rocks.

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Located next to the River Thames, the park is home to many different species of birds, flora and fauna.

The bike trails can be accessed from the Gideon Drive parking lot. Please note that bicycles are not permitted on the White Trail and there is no cycle access to the River Thames.

Point Farms Provincial Park

Boy riding bike on Old Farms Trail

The Old Farms Trail is a 6km loop around the park that takes you through a mix of open fields and wooded areas.

Cedar fences, hedgerows, and apple orchards are common sights along the trail, and Old Farms Trail is a favorite of bird watchers. The trail has a natural surface and is relatively flat, making it accessible to a wide variety of users.

Maps are posted along the trail and are also available at the park office.

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

View of trees in autumn with lake.

The Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout Trail doubles as a challenging single-track mountain bike trail.

The 12 km trail leads along the side trail to the viewpoint. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Superior, including the site where the famous Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a fierce November storm.

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

Two people on bicycles in autumn.

The 7-mile Rainbow Run Trail runs through wetlands, campgrounds, lakes, forests, and open-country ecosystems.

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

man and boy on bicycle

Bike through the park’s interior on the 3.7 km Deer Run Trail or follow the shoreline of Lake Huron on the 6 km Old Shore Road Trail.

The 3.5 km Tower Trail takes you through a wetland that provides great opportunities to spot waterfowl and wildlife. Cyclists are asked to walk their bikes along sections of the boardwalk.

Algonquin Provincial Park

The bicycle leans against the railing of the trail

The Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail is a steep and rugged mountain bike trail consisting of hilly, sometimes muddy terrain filled with rocks, roots, and obstacles not suitable for children or beginners.

The Old Railway Bike Trail is a quiet family bike trail. The surface is level and compact, and was once a section of the now decommissioned Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway.

Learn more about how to be a responsible mountain biker!