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Byers Lake Mountain Bike Trail Biking


A short mountain bike trail of 6.5 km (13 km round trip) and moderate degree of difficulty can also be accessed east of the Kingscote Access Point. Once on the mountain bike trail, there is an interesting 150-metre side trail that provides access to Gut Rapids, which is a narrow scenic canyon on the York River.


13 km round trip


The trailhead is located about 10 km east from the Kingscote Access Point on the Elephant Lake Road north of Harcourt, Ontario.

Operating Dates

The Byers Lake Mountain Bike Trail is open from spring to fall.

Difficulty Rating & Rationale

Moderate. Numerous steep grades and descents, rocks, roots, obstacles and muddy sections.

Features & Amenities

  • Parking
  • Vault toilets
  • Scenic view of the York River, the Gut Rapids, and Byers Lake

Trail Map

Byers Lake Mountain Bike Map

Rules and Regulations

Protecting Visitors

Equipment Rental


A valid Park permit is required for trail use.

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