Distance: Over 5 km (total trails)
Time: 1 hr – 1 day (stay and play all day)
Elevation Gain: N/A
Elevation Loss: N/A
Technical Rating: Beginner – Expert
Physical Rating: Easy – Moderate
Season: May – October
Permit Required: No
The Hinton Bike Park is one of the largest bike parks in Canada; with an area of 37 acres. Overseen by the municipality (Hinton) and run by the Hinton Mountain Bike Association, this park has everything a beginner to expert rider can dream of. A large skills area is found at the heart of the park. Small to large sized Technical Trail Features (TTFs) offer the rider a great place to work on developing their balance; riding boardwalks, teeters, wooden skinnies and log drops. Next to the skills area you’ll find the pump track and dirt jumps. Both areas are great for those looking for a little hang time. Jumps range from beginner to expert and are well suited to BMX and dirt jumpers.
Let’s not forget about the great network of fun and flowy trails that wind their way throughout the park; including Flow Master and Slope Wars. The Hinton Bike Park has enough variety to keep the x-country, all-mountain, dirt jump and downhill rider working on their skills for hours. Also a fantastic area for the kids. One will find the weekends bustling with families and tikes on their push bikes navigation the fun pump track and skills area. This is a great place for families to enjoy a day of riding.
Not only is the park a great venue to visit, but it serves as an access point to two other trail networks; Jack’s Trail System and Happy Creek Trail System. Both are easily accessed via a network of Town Trails leaving the park.
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Take Switzer Drive east from Hwy 16 to Robb Road and follow the town signs indicating Hinton Bike Park all the way to the carpark. Please note, where Robb Road turns to gravel, continue another 200 metres to the bike park carpark located to your right. A large Hinton Bike Park sign marks the spot.
bikepirate rating: 5 Skulls
Beam Me Up (313 m): Beginner
This is a short beginner x-country singletrack trail.
Business Time (363 m): Intermediate
Business time is a fun all-mountain intermediate trail with a number of Technical Trail Features (TTFs).
Fo’Shore (250 m): Advanced
A fun trail influenced by the North Shore style of riding and littered with TTFs.
Flow Master (536 m): Intermediate – Advanced
A flowy downhill trail with loads of berms and jumps.
Gulley (1.2 km): Intermediate
The Gulley is a singletrack intermediate trail best used to access the Happy Creek Trail System.
Jodoin’s Journey (778 m): Beginner
A fun singletrack uphill trail used to access the majority of the trails in the area.
Mid Access (199 m): Beginner
One takes the mid access trail to begin their descent down Slope Wars or Fo’ Shore.
Permiter Trail (274 m): Beginner
A fun x-country singletrack trail that hugs the bike park perimeter.
Slope Wars (172 m): Expert
A sweet slope style/freeride trail with many TTFs (large wall ride included) and huge table tops.
Okey Spokey (192 m): Beginner
A short x-country singletrack trail great for linking up with trails including Totally Lost.
Cougar Ride (502 m): Beginner
A great beginner x-country singletrack trail that may be combined with other x-country trails in the area to form a fun loop.
The Hinton Bike Park offers something for every level and ability. Bring your x-country bike to cruise the short, but fun, trails located in the park or bring your jump bike to play on in the dirt jumps area. An all mountain or downhill bike will be loads of fun on Fo’ Shore and Slope Wars.
Jay Hoots designed and built the Hinton bike park, which may be no surprise to anyone who’s ridden here as Jay’s North Shore influence can be seen throughout the park and on trails like Fo’ Shore.