Fat Bike along the Athabasca River

Trail 12, Jasper - Search Nearby - Added by Erik Peterson

There are few activities genuinely as fun as fat biking along Jasper National Park's beautiful Athabasca River during winter. Plus, the bike ride starts and ends in the Jasper townsite!

The area around the Jasper townsite is riddled with trails well suited for biking or hiking even in the winter months. One of the most scenic is Trail 7 along the Athabasca River.

From the Jasper townsite, make your way onto Trail 11 which is a paved path that runs along the railroad tracks all along the east side of town. Turn at Hazel Ave onto Trail 12 and exit the town. After 600 meters turn left onto Trail 14 (Red Squirrel Trail) and follow it across the bridge over the Athabasca River. From here you'll follow Trail 7 all along the river until you hit the Maligne Lake Road bridge. Cross the bridge and then cross the Highway onto Trail 13 (Bighorn Alley Trail) which guides you back into town.

The majority of the 11km loop is relatively flat and makes for an easy 2-2.5 hour ride. Remember to keep your eyes open for elk and bighorn sheep which frequent the area around town.

You'll feel invincible flying over snow, rocks and roots with the massive fat bike tires. The fat bikes themselves can be rented at various places in Jasper including Source For Sports, Vicious Cycle, and Freewheel Cycle.

Distance

6.8 Miles RT

Type

Loop

Activities

Cycling, Photography, Mountain Biking

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

Hinton / Jasper KOA

50409 Alberta 16, Canada

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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