Best Mountain Biking in Washington

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

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#1. South Puget Sound and Western South Cascades Campgrounds


The region covered in this eTrail include the Olympia area, Capital Forest, Vancouver area, Mt. St. Helens area, Highway 410, Highway 12, and the South Cascade Mountains west of the Cascade Crest. Cam…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Olympia, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking Best Trail in wa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. John Wayne Pioneer Trail (West)


The John Wayne Pioneer Trail crosses most of Washington State. The developed portion lies within the Iron Horse State Park. It parallels I–90 from Cedar Falls, near North Bend, to Kittitas, then drops…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
North Bend, WA - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 113 miles Best Trail in wa - Click to view allBestBirding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#3. Snohomish County Centennial Trail


This trail comes in two parts. A paved trail leaves the city of Snohomish and travels north through farmland, wetlands, and fields; at Lake Stevens the pathway turns to rough dirt and runs through rur…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Snohomish, WA - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 15.75 miles BestHorseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#4. Black Diamond Coal Mine


Located on the edge of the historical town of Black Diamond, the Coal Mine trails weave and bob around the south end of Lake Sawyer, Frog Lake, and Ravensdale Creek. Mountain bikers will find a circui…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Black Diamond, WA - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 20 miles
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#5. Olympic Hot Springs


A half-dozen wilderness soaking pools sprinkled along a hillside above Boulder Creek in Olympic National Park. Locals used to call the area “Triple 21 Hot Springs”—2,100 feet in elevation, 21 miles fr…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
Port Angeles, WA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Scenic Drives - 4.4 miles BestCross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Scenic Drives Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Spokane and Northeastern Washington Campgrounds


The part of Washington east of Wenatchee is getting popular both for desert camping and lake sports between Wenatchee and Spokane and for mountain sports up north in the Colville National Forest. Be s…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Spokane, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
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#7. Olympic Peninsula Campgrounds


There is a lot of watching to be done on the Olympic Peninsula: storm watching, whale watching, storm watching, bird watching, storm watching. From July through September, the region is relatively dry…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Hoodsport, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
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#8. Rattlesnake Lake


The old railroad grade is extremely popular among Seattle area residents due to its easy access, scenic views, and non-technical riding. Climbing is minimal, and technical skills are not required in t…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
North Bend, WA - Climbing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 13.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Tiger Mountain State Forest: Poo Poo Point


This 15-mile intermediate-level gravel-road out-and-back travels through clear-cuts and pretty, second-growth woods. It features some moderate climbing and descending, more climbing and better descend…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Washington"
Issaquah, WA - Mountain Biking - 15 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#10. Devils Gulch


Ask the average mountain biker what his or her favorite trail is in the entire state, and the likely answer will be Devils Gulch. In the heart of the eastern Cascade foothills, this trail begins with…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Washington"
Cashmere, WA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 24.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Iron Horse State Park: Snoqualmie Tunnel


Ever want to go on a night ride- during the day? The Snoqualmie Tunnel, on the Milwaukee Railroad grade, affords that unique opportunity with a 2.3-mile tunnel through, not over, Snoqualmie Pass. The…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Washington"
Hyak, WA - Mountain Biking - 6.1 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#12. Columbia Plateau Campgrounds


The Columbia River winds through central and eastern Washington like a dropped bootlace, flowing in all directions of the compass. Because of all the hydroelectric dams, vast sections of the river are…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Moses Lake, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
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#13. Eastern South Cascades Campgrounds


This area ranges from south of Cle Elum to the Columbia River Gorge, including Highway 410 and Highway 12, and from east of the Cascade crest to Yakima. Outdoor attractions abound in this mountainous…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Naches, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
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#14. Cedar River Trail and Lake Wilderness Trail


Beginning as a narrow path below the streets of Renton, the Cedar River Trail ascends to street level to head east toward Maple Valley and Landsburg Park. The final miles of rural, wooded pathway visi…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Renton, WA - Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 17.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#15. Heart Lake / Whistle Lake


Rooty, rocky, hard-packed trails and roads invite mountain bikers to wander among old growth and alder, ferns, mosses, and wildflowers. You'll find some level stuff here, but not too much, and that's…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Washington"
Anacortes, WA - Mountain Biking - 12 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#16. Iron Horse State Park: John Wayne Pioneer Trail, South Cle Elum to Easton


This 11.5-mile (each way) section of the trail travels by some residences, rural lowlands with mountainous backdrops, pine transitional forest, and makes tow passes over the Yakima River and feeder cr…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Washington"
Cle Elum, WA - Mountain Biking - 23 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#17. St. Edward State Park / Big Finn Hill County Park


St. Edward State Park is just off of Lake Washington but you don't get any real lake views by bike except at the bottom of the Seminary Trail (which is actually a dirt road). The views are of the trai…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Washington"
Bothell, WA - Mountain Biking - 10 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#18. North Puget Sound and Western North Cascades Campgrounds


One of the nation’s largest inland waterways, Puget Sound, was sculpted by glaciers at the end of the last ice age. To the east lies the volcanic Cascade Range and its preeminent peaks: Mount Baker, M…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Darrington, WA - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
Published by Falcon Guides

#19. Phillip Arnold Park (The Tapeworm and Parasite Trails)


Located in Royal Hills just above the old mining town turned Boeing industrial park, Renton’s Phillip Arnold Park is home to the infamous Tapeworm and Parasite Trails. Mountain bikers here ride throug…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Renton, WA - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 5.8 miles
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#20. Paradise Lake


Despite the name and the proximity to Paradise Lake and Paradise Valley, there is nothing utopian about mountain biking in the area. The small network of trails is damp most of the year, garbage is sc…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Woodinville, WA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 10 miles
Published by Falcon Guides