Southeast of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County, the 50,000 acre Jackson State Forest has miles of singletrack and doubletrack through lush coastal and inland forests. Narrow trails lead to summits overlooking ocean coves followed by descents into lush fern covered watersheds.
To reach mountain biking at the nearest trailhead from Fort Bragg, head south on US1 to SR20. Turn left heading east on SR20 for 2.3 miles to Gravel Pit Road. Turn right heading south on Gravel Pit Road for 0.1 miles to Gate 400. Note, there is no trailhead parking.
Overall, Jackson State Forest is the 65th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California.