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Mountain Bike Routes

MTB Routes Around Nanaimo

Nanaimo's expansive mountain bike trail network is arguably the best and most diverse on Vancouver Island. Thanks to the diligent advocacy efforts of the Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club, there is an amazing network of regularly maintained trails. Whether you are looking for descending flow of Fine China in the Duomont trail network, the xc grinds around Westwood Lake, or the tech gnar on South Benson, you will see why Nanaimo is referred to as Gnarnaimo.

Keep in mind some of these areas are quite remote and on private land, be prepared for all eventualities, mechanical or otherwise. Always tell someone where you are going and don't ride alone.

A big Thank You to Stephanie for providing the photo and Trailforks for being a great resource. Click on the logo to go to the routes page or stop by Coal City Cycles for a free map of the authorized trails.