Mountain Biking

Four people mountain biking in the forest

There are many exciting mountain biking opportunities in the Northumberland County Forest.

The Cobourg Cycling Club hosts weekly rides within our forest.  

There are three main mountain biking areas:

  • Beagle Club Trails
  • Woodland Trail
  • Single Track Trails, east of Beagle Club Road

Mountain bikes are permitted on all motorized trails. 

Beagle Club Trails

View the Beagle Club Trails map.

From December 1 to March 31, trails west of Beagle Club Rd are for cross-country skiing only. During that period, other non-motorized users (hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, biking) are asked to use the Woodland Trails.

Woodland Trails

The Woodland Trails parking and trailhead is located on the east side of County Road 45, across from Woodland Road.

The Woodland Purple Finch, Black Oak and Sweet Fern loops share some common trail and are 3, 7.5 and 9 kilometers long, respectively. Users can choose to go right or left at the first split and will find signage for the loops in either direction. Be sure to check out the scenic hike to Lookout Mountain.

View the Woodland Trails Brochure to see a map and find out more.

Single-track trails

The Dragonfly, Stonewall and Elderberry trails are narrow, windy trails with some steep hills. These trails are shared with hikers but the layout is more in-line with mountain biking. New riders will find this trail challenging.

View the single-track trails map.