Biking the Alberni Valley

Explore the exhilarating world of mountain biking in the Alberni Valley, a top-tier biking destination where scenic landscapes and diverse trails await riders of all levels. Find more than 150km of biking trails, with a great selection for every skill level. Visit Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, and discover thrilling trails with breathtaking scenery, connect with the local biking community, and make every adventure memorable.

Alberni Valley’s Most Popular Biking Trails

Below is just a sampling of the more than 130 mountain biking trails in the Alberni Valley region. For a more extensive list of cycling options, check out Riders of the Alberni Valley (ROAV). This non-profit group of avid mountain bikers focuses on building and maintaining trails, promoting outdoor recreation, and welcomes riders of all levels. Trail information for the Alberni Valley can also be found on Trail Forks.


Fir Baby Trail

Discover Fir Baby Trail, a recently developed path by local mountain biking enthusiasts in the Alberni Valley. Ideal for intermediate riders, hikers, and trail runners, this trail winds through mature forest, offering gentle slopes and flowy features. Positioned conveniently close to town, Fir Baby is celebrated for its fast turns and natural elements, making it a favored choice among local riders.

Log Train Trail

Embark on a journey through history with the Log Train Trail, initially developed in the early 1900s as part of the Bainbridge Mill rail-logging operation. Stretching 25 kilometers along the foot of the Beaufort Range, this trail provides a unique glimpse into the region’s past. The Roger Creek section offers multiple entry and exit points, catering to both shorter and extended trips. Accessible from the south or north end, the trail is mostly level, but caution is advised for the steep descent into the Roger Creek ravine.

Citizens Climb & Resurrection

For those seeking a more exhilarating mountain biking experience, Citizens Climb and Resurrection present a unique challenge. Access Citizens Climb from Log Train Trail through the Coombs Country Candy access area. The 3-kilometer primarily uphill journey includes punchy spots and a 184-meter climb, offering a true “mountain biking” vibe. Once you reach the end of Citizens Climb, Resurrection awaits with ups and downs, ladder bridges, rock rolls, and flow sections—a thrilling 1.5-kilometer downhill adventure.

Riders of the Alberni Valley

Connect with the local biking community by engaging with the Riders of the Alberni Valley (ROAV). This non-profit group of avid mountain bikers focuses on building and maintaining trails, promoting outdoor recreation, and fostering a positive biking spirit. ROAV also emphasizes environmental stewardship and advocates for inclusivity, welcoming riders of all levels. Prepare for your biking adventures by participating in organized events, group rides, youth programming, and races facilitated by ROAV.

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A Tapestry of Nature, History, and Community

Biking in the Alberni Valley is a blend of natural beauty, historical exploration, and community engagement. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a beginner, these trails cater to various preferences. Join the biking community, explore the trails, and make the most of your two-wheel adventures in the Alberni Valley!

Want to learn more? Check out our blog post on Mountain Biking the Alberni Valley. For tips on local biking or to pick up some gear, be sure to stop in to The Jumping Slug Community Cyclery!

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Bike Service, Sales and Maintenance

Whether you need a new mountain bike or you already have one and just want to ensure it’s running in optimal condition, check out these great local Port Alberni bike shops.