Mountain Quail Bike Trail is a complete bike trail circuit in the Benog forest region also known as the Mussoorie Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a perfect forest mountain bike tour near Mussoorie for nature lovers who want to spent an entire day doing mountain biking in the forest. This bike trail starts from Clouds End, which is just 8 km from Library Chowk, Mussoorie. Arrive in Mussoorie & take a taxi to Clouds End. Start the bike trail from Clouds End by paddling downhill for 1 km after which there is a forested path that goes north. Enter this path to witness a perfect Himalayan forest trail, ideal for mountain biking. On your left is a deep thickly forested valley & to your right are huge limestone cliffs (some reminiscent of old limestone quarries). This part of bike trip feels like one is biking at the edge of a mountain. After a mixed trail of rocky & muddy path, you will come across a very small cemented temple, made by local villagers. Cross this temple, the trail turns northeast & thickly forested but very wide & perfect for mountain biking. Bike futher for 3 km to reach Andheri diversion (Nature Trail markings), from where one path goes uphill to Benog Hill and another to Happy Valley, Tibbetan School. Take a meal break here. If you are a pro-biker, you can reach all the way upto Benog Hill, locally known as Benog Tibba (2,250m) or you can return to Clouds End by paddling back on the same trail. Biking to the Benog top is both adventurous & challenging.
Fact Check » Benog Tibba or Benog Hill is in fact, one of the best day hikes in Mussoorie. The Benog Tibba Trek starts from Clouds End taking you to the Benog Hill top (4.5 km trek one way). Benog Hill is a part of Mussoorie Wildlife Sanctuary which has rich flora & fauna. The region has close to 125 species of ferns & is home to some rare wild animals like barking deer “kaakar“, Himalayan goat “ghural“, Himalayan black bear & leopards.
Clouds End (Mussoorie)
9:00-10:00 am / 1:00-2:00 pm (tentative)
Clouds End (7 km from Library Chowk, Mussoorie)
Dehradun Railway Station
Jollygrant Airport (24 km from Dehradun)
Mountain Quail Bike Trail in Mussoorie is a complete MTB adventure with an easy downhill ride in the beginning, a dense forest trail in the middle & further an adventurous uphill ride to Benog Hill top.
Arrive in Dehradun / Mussoorie (it is well connected to Delhi by road, train, & air)
& take a taxi & reach Clouds End in Mussoorie
Join our Bike Trail leaders & guides & enjoy this adventurous bike tour (4-5 hrs)
Finish your bike trip at Clouds End & take a taxi back to Dehradun / Delhi
Yes, it is absolutely essential to take a guide for this bike trail whether you are biking solo or in a group.
The best season for Mountain Quail Bike Trail is from October to June.
It is ideally recommended for 15+ age kids.
Yes, in fact all the bike trails in the mountain regions are quite safe for women & solo travelers. People of the region are very warm, caring & hospitable in nature.
Guides & porters in the region will never demand any tip money from you. They just need their daily wages paid by the MTB operator. However, it is always encouraging if one can give a little tip to them if they provide good services.
Indian currency is accepted
Mountain Quail Bike Trail near Mussoorie is a wholesome MTB experience offering a mix of uphill, downhill, rocky & forest trails. Our bike trail leader Mr. Devpal briefed & guided us very professionally on the bike trail. Biking uphill to Benog Hill peak was very challenging, so we had to get off our MTBs & hike whenever the gradient was high. However, it was worth reaching the Benog Hill top & seeing the magnificent 360 degree views. Looking forward to more MTB tours with TrailHikers !