It is important for summer trail users to know that the trails are not checked for hazards such as ruts, fallen trees, loose rocks and so on. There is also a strong possibility of encountering ATV's, dirt bikes and other unauthorized vehicles. The Trail Report page is updated infrequently and should not be relied on for current information.
The ski club endorses and encourages the following activities but trail users are responsible for their own safety and should be aware of the risks associated with the activities.
Pocket maps are available at the Visitor Centre downtown, Icycle Sport, Coast Mountain Sports and at the Ski Chalet entrance. Maps can also be downloaded from this site.
Walking and Trail Running
Many of the trails are excellent for walking and trail running. Try the mountain bike single track trails but keep an eye out for bikers travelling in either direction. .
Most of the ski trails offer an easy outing for novice bikers. The south end of Lower Valley is not ridable due to the Beaver ponds and McIntyre wetlands.
A large network of single track trails now make the Whitehorse Nordic Centre/Mt McIntyre Recreation Area a great ride.
Porcupine Ridge parallels Copper Trail and is a good single track for all levels of rider. It starts near Marten Trail and goes all the way to Best Chance Junction. The 24 Hour and Bouncing Bunny are excellent for single track riding but are not recommended for novice riders. The 24 Hour Trail is easiest to find if you ride out Copper and turn right onto Lower Valley. About 1/2 kilometer from Crossroads there is a trail head sign for the 24 Hour Trail. It offers great views of the McIntyre wetland. The Bouncing Bunny can be found by cycling the Sarah Steele loop in either direction to the 11/2 kilometer point. Watch for the Bouncing Bunny trail sign.
Katimatrail and Logan's Run are easy for novice bikers and offer some great views and a nice alternative to the wider Upper Valley and Logan Burn trails. The ride through Logan Burn is a highlight of the trail system. Katimatrail provides an excellent opportunity to watch for moose in the McIntyre wetlands.
Calypso Canyon is a challenging route that joins Fireweed to the Pierre Harvey Trail. Rhyme 'r Reason joins Fireweed to Sarah's loop.
All of the mountain bike trails are marked on the current Whitehorse Nordic Centre trail map. Coming soon!
For more information about mountain biking in the Mt McIntyre Recreation Area visit Icycle Sports in person or check out the Contagious Mountain Biking website. And click here for information about the 24 Hours of Light Mountain Bike Festival.
Dirt 'n Soul Bike Park
Contagious Mountain Bike Club and the City of Whitehorse have developed a bike park near the Mt McIntyre Recreation Centre. The Dirt 'n Soul Bike Park is located along the Valleyview Reservoir road near Sumanik Drive.
The bike park includes a series of jumps that range from beginner to advanced, and a skills area that will challenge the best riders.
The park is not intended for snowboarding and the ski club has a no-snowboarding policy due to liability restrictions.
There is usually one orienteering meet on the Mt. McIntyre map each summer. Check the Yukon Orienteering Association calendar of events for the current season.
The YOA junior orienteering team meets at the Wax Room on a weekly basis during the summer for training.
Disc Golf Yukon has developed an 18 hole course at Mt McIntyre. Access to the Disc Golf course is at the Dog Trail parking area, off Hamilton Boulevard. Driving west on Hamilton Boulevard from the Alaska Highway, proceed through the lights at Sumanik Drive and turn right about 200 metres south of Sumanik Drive.
The tee-off location for the first hole is just north of the parking area along Dog Trail. The course winds its way along Dog and Copper Trail and in the vicinity of Telemark Hill. For more information, visit disc golf. Maps and information are available at the parking area.
Black and grizzly bears are sighted most years on the trails. Always use caution and be Bear Aware, but be most careful when berries are ripening in August. Bears or bear sign have been seen anytime between April and November.
Rent the Wax Room
The Wax Room is available for rent during the off season. It would be suitable for meetings, clinics, staging area for outdoor events.
To view the wax room or to make a booking, call the ski club office at 668-4477 or email: email@example.com
Description of space and facilities available:
- a more or less open area of 65'x48' or 3,250 square feet
- room is divided into two areas – one area with a concrete floor and one area that is carpeted - carpet squares are available if the concrete floor needs to be covered for the activity
- men’s and women’s washrooms, showers, saunas
- sink, microwave, small fridge, hot plate, dishes, utensils, coffee brewer
- deck and picnic tables outside and adjacent to wax room entrance
- TV, DVD player, VCR and wireless internet
- power point/digital slide show projector and screen available