Best California Mountain Biking

Located in the US, the mountain biking in California offers over one hundred mountain bike trail routes from which to choose. The best California mountain biking based on popularity are considered to be Backbone Trail / Crags Road, Big Laguna / Indian Creek Trails, Strawberry Peak Loop Trail, San Juan Trail, and Noble Canyon Loop. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a California mountain biking trail below.

Anderson Truck Trail

Annadel State Park

Arcata Community Forest

Backbone Trail

Backbone Trail / Crags Road

Bear Valley Trail

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Big Bear Mountain Resort

Big Boulder Ride

Big Laguna / Indian Creek Trails

Big Sycamore Canyon Loop

Bills Trail

Bizz Johnson Trail

Boggs Mountain State Forest

Bolinas Ridge

Bullards Bar Loop Trail


Cannell Trail

Carter Meadows

Castle Crags

China Camp State Park

Chino Hills State Park

Clikapudi Trail

Coastal Trail - Last Chance

Coldstream Canyon Trail

Cottonwood Canyon Trail

Cuyamaca State Park

Daley Ranch

Devils Garden Mountain

Dias Ridge Trail

Divide Trails

Dixie Mountain Route

Downieville Downhill

Downieville Loop Trail

Ellis Peak / Ellis Lake

Empire Mine State Park

Estero Trail

Foothills Divide Trail

Forks Blue-Ridge-Sawyers Bar Loop

Fort Ord

Gaviota State Park

Gibraltar / Redrock Loop

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Graeagle Trails

Grouse Ridge

Gunsight Peak Loop Trail

Hartley Springs

Heilmann Regional Park


Homer Lake Ride

Hoo-Koo-E-Koo Loop

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Indian Truck Trail

Inverness Ridge

Inyo Craters Loop Trail

Irish Hills Natural Reserve

Jackson State Forest

King Crest Trail

Knolls Loop Trail

Lake Morena / Corral Canyon

Lake Oroville State Recreation Area

Las Posades / Pacific Union College Trails

Letts Lake Loop Trail

Likely Mountain Challenge

Little Bald Hills Trail

Little Pine Mountain / Happy Hollow

Loma Alta Ridge Trail

Loon Lake Trail

Lost Man Creek Trail

Lower Lola Montez Trail

Mammoth Bike Park

Mammoth Bike Path

Mammoth Lakes

Marshall Beach

Martis Peak Lookout

Merced River Trail

Middle Ridge Trail

Miner Ridge Loop Trail

Mission Trails Regional Park

Mississippi Lake Loop Trail

Mitchell Canyon

Moraines - Meadows Loop Trail

Morro Bay State Park

Mount Lola Trail

Mount Shasta Loop

Mount St. Helena Trail

Mount Tamalpais State Park

Mountain View / Hardcore

Mt Baldy Loop

Noble Canyon Loop

North Rim Trail

North Yuba Trail

Northstar Mountain Bike Park

Oat Hill Mine Trail

Old Emigrant Trail

Oriflamme Canyon

Ortega Trail

Pacheco State Park

Paige Meadows


Panorama Mountain

Paradise Royale Mountain Bike Trail

Pine Mountain Loop Trail

Pioneer Trail

Pole Creek Area

Purisima Creek Trail

Rock Creek Trail

Romero Canyon Trail

Salmon Falls Trail

Samuel Taylor State Park

San Juan Trail

Santiago Peak - Maple Springs

Sierra Madre Ridge Road

Skyline Park

South End Loop Trail

South Yuba Loop

South Yuba Trail

Squaw Valley Bike Park

Strawberry Peak Loop Trail

Summit / Bucks Creek Loop Trail

Sycamore Canyon Open Space

Tahoe Rim Trail

Tamarancho Boy Scout Camp

Three Rivers

Titus Canyon Jeep Road

Topanga State Park

Trabuco Canyon / West Horse Thief Trails

Tunnel Trail


Verdi Peak Trail

Wilder Ranch State Park

Woodland Jurassic Ride

Published:   Modified: 8/16/2016