In the forests that line Northern Ontario's highways and roads lurk some of the best mountain biking trails in the province. Many of the trails are remnants of former railways, logging or mining operations a testament to the history of these resource based communities. Rocky elevations and stunning scenery await adventures and convenient places to stay complement the experience.
Some of the best mountain bike trails can be found near Minaki, Thunder Bay, Marathon, Wawa, Searchmont, Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury. Exposed bedrock and rootbound soil make for challenging singletrack whereas old roads that are wider, hard-packed and smooth are better suited to beginner or intermediate riders. Because of the region's topography, mountain bikers should be prepared to climb some challenging hills, but the reward of a panoramic view is only a few pedal rotations away.