There are numerous opportunities for mountain biking in the Petawawa area.

Forest Lea Trails

The OVMBA maintains the Forest Lea mountain bike trails; 22k of tight, rocky and rooty single track mountain bike specific trails. Trails are marked. See the link for trail map, directions, and more info.


The OVMBA runs and offers several events and clinics for novice and experienced cyclists at Forest Lea Trails and various other locations if you want to find out more go to

Petawawa Research Forest

Located just north of Petawawa off highway 17. In 1998, the Petawawa Research Forest established an interpretive bike trail to allow access to some of the trails in the forest. This interpretive trail is well marked with red bike signs.


Emerald Necklace Trails

There are eight phases to the system that will eventually unite Petawawa - the Millennium Trail, the Trillium Trail, The Terrace Trail, the Neighbourhood Paths, the Petawawa River whitewater canoe, kayak and rafting trail, The Ottawa River Waterway, the Soldier's Challenge and the Bike Trail.

Woodland and Nature Trail

The Woodland and Nature Trail is a small section of trail located in Petawawa with various looping single track and only a short ride from the Bike Skills Park and pump track.