The Byers Lake Trail is a short mountain bike trail of 6.5 km (13 km round trip) and moderate degree of difficulty can also be accessed east of the Kingscote Access Point. Once on the mountain bike trail, there is an interesting 150-metre side trail that provides access to Gut Rapids, which is a narrow scenic canyon on the York River.


13 km round trip


The Byers Lake Trail is located about 10 km east from the Kingscote Access Point on the Elephant Lake Road north of Harcourt, Ontario.

Difficulty Rating & Rationale

Moderate. Numerous steep grades and descents, rocks, roots, obstacles and muddy sections.

Operating Dates

Open from spring to fall.

Features & Amenities

• Parking
• Toilets
• Scenic Views

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Equipment Rental: View our bike rentals

About Algonquin Park: View the Park information.