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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 5 riders
 

Mountain Biking Minaki Trails

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#111 of 311 mountain bike trails in Ontario
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These trails are recommended to intermediate and advanced riders. Prepare for a lot of walking with novice riders. Minaki is a single track trail system that winds its way through the Boreal forest and out on to the rock of the Canadian Shield. This is a marked trail made up of a series of loops that make up 25km of very challenging riding. Bring plenty of water along especially in the summer. Our high humidity can produce a lot of sweat. The trail does have some easy sections though there are always technical challenges along the way. The rock sections have a “Slickrock” feel to them just like Moab. The best time to ride is August through to October. Maps for the trails are on site and the trails are fairly well marked. Also there is onsite bike rentals and guide services. There is a day lodge and picnic area at the trailhead. Washrooms and a bikewash station are also available. Host trails of the annual “Bike til Ya Yurt” cross country mtn bike race. Usually held the Sunday of July. The trails are maintained by Club Minaki and a $2.00 user fee applies or $25.00 annual memberships are available. Trail info call 807-224-2203 or check the website www.minaki.ca

First added by on Apr 18, 2008. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
We are located approximately 2 &1/2 hrs from Winnipeg. Travel east on the trans-Canada hwy until you reach the Kenora bypass (17A) follow the bypass for approx. 4km to hwy 596, the Minaki turnoff. Travel North 45 km until you reach you cross 2 set of railway tracks. Turn right after you cross the second set of tracks and watch for the Tri-level Yurt.
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  • AllMtnDiva
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    We were there sept 25th and trails were good. Lots of Canadian Shield with some flowy grassy sections. As flowy as this area can be keeping in mind. This Minaki Club has done some great upkeep and you can see the effort put into it. One area that challenges your hike and bike skills is the lost causeway. At first it looks impassible but a little determination and fancy footwork gets you across.

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