Mountain Biking at Lake Minnewanka
Lake Minnewanka is known as a top spot to visit, but the majority of folks who come here don’t go past the boat docks and picnic area. Beyond thisis some of Banff’s best mountain biking singletrack. After the initial uphill pedal, the trail rolls up and down along the side of the lake with the occasional exposed rocky section. The Lake Minnewanka trail extends a full 15 km down the lake, and it’s possible to go even further on the more technical trail that follows.
Good To Know
- 1-3 hrs
- May - Jul & Sep - Oct
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
When to go
A seasonal trail closure is in place from mid July - mid Sep to reduce disruptions to wildlife in the area.
We recommend an early morning ride, when the trail is quieter, and the lake is serene.
Share the trail - the closer you are to the main lakeshore area, the more likely there will be hikers on the path.
There’s an important seasonal wildlife closure on this trail between mid-July and mid-September.
New to mountain biking? Take a guided mountain biking tour for the best experience.