Best Mountain Biking Destinations

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in North America. Use this list to plan your next mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Holy Jim Trail


The hike into Holy Jim Canyon is one of the most scenic and interesting in the Santa Ana Mountains. The hike passes under a multitude of trees and crosses Holy Jim Creek many times before eventu…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Orange County"
Corona, CA - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 2.7 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in ca - Click to view allBestHiking, Mountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Lincoln Woods


This is an excellent choice for families and people just getting used to riding bikes over rocks and through mud. Experienced riders in the mood for an easy ride next to one of the most beautiful rive…
From the guidebook "Discover the White Mountains of New Hampshire"
Lincoln, NH - Mountain Biking - 6.4 miles Top Trail in North America - Click to view allBest Trail in nh - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#3. American River Bike Path


Arguably one of the most successful and beautifully paved bike paths in northern California, this 32-mile gem of a trail stretches from downtown Sacramento eastward to Folsom Dam (64 miles round-trip)…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Northern California"
Sacramento, CA - Mountain Biking - 64 miles Best Trail in ca - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#4. Northshore Trail


This is Mecca, the trail people think of when they talk about north Texas. Most folks just call it Lake Grapevine, but there are two other nice trails on Grapevine Lake. Still, this is the only trail…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Flower Mound, TX - Mountain Biking - 18 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#5. Uwharrie National Forest


Wonderful, woodsy circuit hikes are possible in Uwharrie National Forest, some of substantial length. Uwharrie and Dutchman’s Creek Trails form a figure eight that, when linked with forest roads used…
From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Troy, NC - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - Several options Best Trail in nc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. New River Trail State Park


Following one of the world’s oldest rivers, the spectacular New River Trail—a linear state park—explores an especially remote corner of Virginia, where the river and forest and historical mining tidbi…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia"
Galax, VA - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 57 miles Best Trail in va - Click to view allBestBirding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#7. Aliso / Wood Canyons Regional Park: Rock-It / Cholla Loop


One of Orange County's most popular riding spots, Aliso/ Wood Canyons Regional Park-part of Laguna Niguel Regional Park lies hidden between Laguna Beach and Laguna Hills. It is a unique combination of…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California's Best 100 Trails"
Laguna Beach, CA - Mountain Biking - 10.2 miles Best Trail in ca - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Fine Edge Productions

#8. McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area


Wedged between the Potomac River and River Road in western Montgomery County, lies a little-known wildlife management area where careful hikers can roam a splendid expanse of bird-rich crop fields, we…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Poolesville, MD - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Walking - 5.1 miles Best Trail in md - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#9. North-South Lake loop


This Catskill Mountains loop, a popular favorite, travels the escarpment and wooded outskirts of North–South Lake, snapping up cherished views and passing cultural sites. Waterfalls, azalea and mounta…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Haines Falls, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 9.3 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Rocky Point


Cross-country skiers can pretty much ski anywhere, providing there is the minimum snow ground cover. A well-groomed track can do wonders for a skier’s technique, rhythm, and efficiency in covering the…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Port Jefferson, NY - Mountain Biking - 13 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Glen Artney / Avalon / Orange Grove / Hilton Areas


Known simply as the Avalon area by most cyclists, this small corner of the Patapsco Valley State Park is quite possibly one of Washington, D.C./Baltimore’s most popular mountain-biking playgrounds. Av…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area"
Elkridge, MD - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 20 miles Best Trail in md - Click to view allBestHiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Memorial Park Trails


This is all a lot of Houston mountain bikers know. And this is still the quintessential Houston-area mountain bike trail. The older maze of ridiculousness and general foolish riding has become a thing…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Houston, TX - Mountain Biking - 6 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#13. Oleta River State Park


North of Miami, the Oleta River drains a portion of the Everglades into Biscayne Bay. Between these two bodies of water, over six miles of trail have been developed for whoever chooses to roll off-ro…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Florida"
Miami, FL - Mountain Biking - 6 miles Best Trail in fl - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#14. Hanna Park


The nearly ten miles of looping single-and doubletrack inside this city park offer trails for ever class of off-road biker: beginner, intermediate, and expert. In addition to hosting sanctioned races…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Florida"
Jacksonville, FL - Mountain Biking - 10 miles Best Trail in fl - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#15. Rock Cut State Park


Located in Loves Park, just northeast of Rockford. There are ten miles of trails at Rock Cut, seven of which are open to mountain bikers-the cross-country ski trails. The mostly dirt trails are well m…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Midwest"
Loves Park, IL - Mountain Biking - 10 miles Best Trail in il - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#16. Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail


In real estate and retailing, location is practically everything. It’s what brings up the value and popularity. In some ways the same can be said about this moderately challenging, 16-mile (8 miles on…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Woodbury, NY - Mountain Biking - 16 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Big Schloss


In German, schloss means “castle.” In Virginia, schloss can only refer to one geologic wonder, a towering outcrop of sandstone on Mill Mountain. Big Schloss is a popular day trip from Wolf Gap Recreat…
From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia"
Wardensville, WV - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking - 19.5 miles Best Trail in wv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#18. Markham Park


This Broward County park has an off-road double- and singletrack trail system that makes three loops over a total distance of approximately seven miles. Two novice loops stay mainly on the flat, doub…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Florida"
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Mountain Biking - 7 miles Best Trail in fl - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#19. The Anthills / Terry Hershey Park


I had been dragging around Houston for a couple of days, riding a bunch of stuff that I had seen before, and I fell into this place. Terry Hershey Park has some of the nicest trails in Texas. Not the…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Houston, TX - Mountain Biking - 16 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#20. Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail


The Jacksonville–Baldwin Rail-Trail is one big surprise from beginning to end. Running from the highly urbanized Jacksonville to the bedroom community of Baldwin, you would expect an urban trail with…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Florida"
Jacksonville, FL - Birding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 14.5 miles Best Trail in fl - Click to view allBestBirding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press