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Welcome to the Ottawa National Forest. The Ottawa National Forest provides a wide variety of mountain biking opportunities ranging from well-maintained and signed loops to more challenging cross-country travel. Besides wilderness and specifically designated hiker-only trails (including the North Country National Scenic Trail), the entire Forest is open to mountain bikes. This includes closed, gated and blocked roads unless the road is specifically closed to bicycles.

Many of the designated mountain bike trails are also open to other uses including, motor vehicle travel, ATV's, ORV's, snowmobiles, hikers, and horses so please be careful and share the trail.

Mountain bike trails travel through a variety of management areas across the Forest. These areas are managed for a wide range of multiple use activities including recreation, threatened and endangered species, fish and wildlife, water quality, and wood products.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities