Hinton is gaining speed with its reputation as a mountain biking mecca in Western Canada. Backed by the Hinton Mountain Bike Association, there is a fantastic free access mountain bike skills park and an extensive trail network right in Hinton.

The Hinton Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) was formed by a few locals that saw a need to improve mountain biking in Hinton. HMBA became a registered society in Alberta on February 22, 2007 and has since grown membership to over 300 riders.

The latest trail development HMBA is involved in is the Bighorn Ridge project. The project is being led by West Fraser and will see an up-trail to the top of the Bighorn Ridge offering spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains to the west and the foothills to the east. The project currently has one down-trail with the plan to have many more built in the coming years.

Mountain Biking in Hinton

Hinton Bike Park: Located at 281 Robb Rd, Hinton, AB, the Hinton Bike Park is fun, safe, free of charge, and accessible for all abilities and ages. The Park contains a skills area where you can find wooden, rock and natural skills features for all abilities.

Choose from low to high skinnies, teeter totters, narrow to wide bridges, beginner pump track, trials features and whatever your imagination desires. The bike park also leads to over a dozen nearby trails with difficulties ranging from novice to advanced.

Hinton Bike Park Map: photo courtesy of HMBA

Happy Creek Trails: The Happy Creek Trail System is a series of connected trails that lead out from the Hinton Bike Park and nearby Beaver Boardwalk. With over 30 km of trail to explore, the Happy Creek trails are a local favourite for bikers, hikers, and runners.

Happy Creek Trail Map: photo courtesy of HMBA

There are also many smaller trails you can discover when exploring Hinton, many maintained by the municipality. It’s always important to have the right safety equipment when biking including a proper helmet. Always ride on trails that are to your current abilities and avoid riding in wet conditions as this can damage our trails.

Mountain Biking in the Alberta Northern Rockies

The Alberta Northern Rockies is a surrounding system of provincial parks and spectacular spaces that neighbour Hinton, which also serve as a fantastic area for mountain bike adventures. Check out our Alberta Northern Rockies page where you can find trails in these areas.