Best Places to Fat Bike In Muskoka

Bracebridge Resource Management Centre

The Bracebridge Resource Management Centre (BRMC) trails are a mix of double track and single track trails on the edge of the Muskoka River. The single track trails are being developed and maintained by the Muskoka Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA). These trails include some rocky technical trails with punchy ups and downs and some mellow fun trails that wind through pine forests. The trails near the main parking lot tend to be more mellow and less rocky, while the trails south of the main lot highlight the amazing exposed Canadian shield. Please note that wearing a helmet while riding is mandatory. Very technical or more relaxed trails are both available. Fun for everyone!

There are honour boxes at both the main and south parking lots to help support volunteer efforts to build and maintain the trails. You can also buy a yearly membership for $45. There are several spots to stop and enjoy the view along the Muskoka River. There are outhouses located at the main parking lot and at the Pavilion. There are several benches located along the trails for a break after a long climb.

Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre

Located just north of Parry Sound you will find the fantastic Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre. It is the home for Fat Biking in the Parry Sound Area. With nearly 20 kilometers of dedicated trail you’re going to have a great time out there. There is some chill double track to enjoy as well as some excellent groomed singletrack with lots of technical climbs and descents over the frozen Canadian shield. I personally think these trails are more fun in the winter than in the summer! Highly recommended for a winter day spent in the saddle!

Torrance Barrens

Torrance Barrens is located just outside of Port Carling in the Muskoka region. Much of this loop is an open area of flat, rolling Canadian Shield rock with bits of trail connecting to the next table top of rock. A scenic, remote location that has few trees and a few stairs to haul your bike up. You can get about 15 kms of biking done on these trails.

It is actually a dark sky preserve and one of the best places to see the stars on a clear night. This is why it is one of our top recommendations for a magical night ride on your fat bike. Take it easy and dress warm so you can sit back, relax a bit, and take in the night sky!


The Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve is a publicly accessible private year-round wilderness haven with twenty private lakes and more than 10,000 unspoiled acres of mixed forest near Huntsville, Ontario, Canada. The private forest reserve contains more than 70 km of hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing trails made available to the public at no charge.  It’s an absolute gem with some calm trails for a leisure outing or a lot of really big climbs if you want to sweat! You can ride the gravel road around the grounds or hit the trails which are usually packed down from skiers and snowshoers

Trans Canada Trail (mostly double track, bikepacking)

The Trans Canada Trail is a network that has allowed many a bike packer to cross the country by bike! It takes you through gravel roads and trails, atv and snowmobile paths, and paved roads throughout. It passes through the Muskoka region in many places but a suggested place to hop on is in Gravenhurst at Cooper’s falls. The 32km Gravenhurst Trans Canada Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail, follows crown lands, heritage lands, colonization roads and some historical portage routes. The Cooper’s Falls section makes up almost one third of the entire Trans Canada Trail route through Gravenhurst. Designed for nature lovers, the Cooper’s Falls Trail traverses through the rugged rock ridges and vast wetlands that make up the Kahshe Lake Barrens Conservation Reserve. So enjoy a day on the trail or a few months and cross the country!

Echo Valley (Dwight)

There are a total of over 3.5 km of trails consisting of the main trunk line and 14 smaller trails with varying degrees of difficulty. Hiking the main trunk line should take approximately 30-45 minutes. The park is approximately 24 hectares (60 acres) in size and there is a viewing platform overlooking the protected land. A viewing guide and three different on-site kiosks are available to enhance the learning experience.

Please make a donation of $2 to support the trails and help cover the costs of trail development. There is an honour box on site.

Old Railway Bike Trail (Algonquin)

Many people enjoy pedaling Algonquin’s Old Railway Bike Trail during spring, summer and fall, but it’s actually open all year. The trail is groomed a distance of approximately 12 km from Pog Lake to Cache Lake throughout the winter as a multi-recreation trail. Following the old rail bed in the park, this flat trail is a great ride even for those new to the sport. Riders can choose their desired length of ride through snow-covered conifer forests. Cycle past frozen lakes and pedal over river bridge crossings. Look for wildlife tracks left by foxes, hares, wolves and other forest friends, and listen to the songs of winter birds.

Deerhurst Resort

Head over to the popular Resort in Huntsville to fat bike for the day or stay the weekend! For 20$/hr you can rent a bike and enjoy about 10 kms of trails. These trails are managed by the Huntsville Mountain Bike Association so you can expect them to be groomed well. Usage is restricted to HMBA members but with only a $35 membership it is very affordable for a couple visits during the winter. Memberships can be purchased here: 

Trails here are mostly beginner to intermediate difficulty so anyone can realistically ride here without much issue. This makes it the perfect option for families to get out and enjoy together!

Muskoka Bay Resort

Located in Gravenhurst is another excellent option for resort groomed fat bike trails! The cost is $45 for 3 hours and that includes a fat bike rental or bring your own bike. They have 20 kms of trails to enjoy ranging from beginner to intermediate which is common to see for Resort fat bike trails. So once again stay for a day or a weekend and enjoy some beautiful Muskoka scenery!

Rose Point Trail (Parry Sound)

Rose point recreational trail is a short and sweet double track to have a nice relaxed ride on, or go hard and see how fast you can ride from one end to the other.  An 8km trail that follows the final segment of J.R. Booth’s railroad. This historic route connects Rose Point, where a bridge passes over to Wasauksing First Nation and Depot Harbour, the terminus for the railroad, to Forest Hill, adjacent to Oastler Provincial Park. Once you are done with the trail and cross the bridge you can explore Parry Island which has a lot of gravel roads which hold onto the snow. Depot harbor is an abandoned railroad terminus which is super cool to find. There’s also an old bank vault elevated around the corner from the train terminal. Can you find it? This section of trail is owned by Seguin Township and managed by the Park to Park Trail Association.

Seguin Trail

The Seguin Trail is an important linkage for the Park-To-Park Trail. It is the major east-west spine, spanning from Highway 11 to Highway 400/69, a distance of approximately 75 kms.

The trail bed’s origin is in the former Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway. In the late 1800’s, JR Booth constructed the railway through Algonquin Park to move lumber from the Ottawa River area to shipping yards on Georgian Bay. A multi-use Crown Recreational Corridor, the Seguin Trail is administered by the Parry Sound District Ministry of Natural Resources and managed by Park-To-Park Trail. This trail also serves as an important link to the Trans Provincial Snowmobile Trail system and is a major ATV route. Most of this route is simply a flat double track that has been hard packed by all the snowmobiles for easy riding. If you want to cover some distance and go from town to town, this is an excellent option. You can also veer off course into the woods in various spots if you follow the snowmobile tracks and want to get technical. Lots of options here just listen for the snowmobiles zooming by!

Random Roads

Fire roads, abandoned logging roads, hiking trails, snowmobile trails, gravel roads. The possibilities are endless to find places to ride. Check out those hiking trails close to your house/cottage. Open up google maps and turn on satellite mode. Look for trails and gravel roads and hopefully they are hard packed. Bike across the lake. Winter changes the landscape and allows you to go places that are normally blocked by water for example. Just get outside and keep spinning!


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