Niagara is the perfect destination for the Mountain Biking enthusiast.
Explore the Trails:
Short Hills Provincial Park – Short Hills is a 735 hectare day-use park, located near the city of St. Catharines. There are three multi-use trails in the park open to cyclists: Swayze Falls, Very Berry, and the Black Walnut trail. The trails are recommended for mountain bikes only, as they are quite hilly.
Upper Canada Heritage Trail – Mountain bikes are recommended for the 14 km rough gravel path along the Niagara Escarpment. The converted rail line passes farms, wineries and orchards towards the historic Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
First and foremost, it's wrongly named. There is nothing short about some of the hills. Trail markings are inadequate, as is the signage. Trail distances are shown as "as the crow flies", not as...
This is a rather large park with many trails and a few starting points (parking). Most trails are easy paths with some elevations. However, there are some that can be challenging; one I had to jump...
In addition to two very photogenic waterfalls there is lots of variation in terrain. The winding trails pass around, between, and overtop of the park's signature glacially sculpted landscape. I had a...