Open from June to September, Northstar's Bike and Hike Park are accessed from the gondola and an affordable lift ticket.
Mountain biking at Northstar is best for kids 10 and up (we have a hard time finding bike sizes for younger) but for kids who can't or don't want to bike, there are numerous fun hiking trails accessible from the same lifts. When we mountain biked, we signed up for Northstar's Bike Academy 101, which was fantastic. We learned how to ride the mountain bikes and navigate the single track, then were guided around the mountain by an expert to find out where the easier terrain lay. We then graduated to the gravity-based single track after lunch!