|Lac La Ronge Provincial Park|
Background: At 334,470 hectares,
Lac La Ronge Provincial Park is the province's largest provincial park and
offers cyclists the opportunity to experience Saskatchewan's breathtaking north.
The area is underlain by the Precambrian Shield over which forests of aspen,
birch, spruce and jack pine tower high into the sky. Trails meander through the
forest and escape out onto rock out-croppings, over crystal-clear streams, and
alongside trout-filled lakes. There are deer, moose, elk, black bears, wolf,
beaver, owls, ravens and even some bald headed eagles.
Difficulty: Beginner to Advanced - Some of the riding in the La Ronge area is quite challenging and difficult. The area is so incredibly beautiful, however, that the experience of riding through the region is fulfilling, even if you have to get off the bike a few times. Sections that should be of concern are the many steep climbs and descents on sharp rock out-croppings. The La Ronge area offers trails of every level of difficulty. If one trail seems particularly difficult, try an alternate route. Even though many trails are marked, carry an area map.
Directions: Lac La Ronge Provincial Park surrounds the Town of La Ronge and is located north of the City of Prince Albert via Highway 2 (the Can/Am Highway). Take the main business street in La Ronge north to the entrance of La Ronge Provincial Park. The Park contains signs to Nut Point Trail and there is a large sign that identifies the entry point (about 3 km from the town centre).
What to Bring: While La Ronge provides all services you should remember to bring foo and fluids for every ride. During the summer it is a good idea to wear insect repellant and carry a bear bell to alert animals in the area to your presence.