The BEST Mountain Bike Trails in California


Singletracks members have ranked the best mountain bike trails in California using our unique trail ranking algorithm. The best bike trails are rated by weighing the following ranking factors: average trail rating, number of members who have ridden the MTB trail, and the number of members who want to ride the MTB trail. Disagree with our list of the top mountain bike trails in California? Find and review your favorite California bike trails. Trails marked with a green row are trails you've ridden (must be logged in). Constantly updated.

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RankTrail NameCityRatingLengthDifficultyTopo MapConditions
1.Downieville DownhillDownieville16Advanced bike trail
2.Forest Of Nisene Marks and Soquel Demonstration ForestSanta Cruz20Advanced bike trail
3.Northstar ResortTruckee125Advanced bike trail
4.Camp TamaranchoMarin10Intermediate bike trail
5.Clementine / Forresthill Connector TrailAuburn4Intermediate bike trail
6.Tahoe Rim TrailTahoe City165Intermediate bike trail
7.San Juan TrailSan Juan Capistrano11Advanced bike trail
8.Hole In The GroundTruckee17Advanced bike trail
9.Noble CanyonSan Diego15Advanced bike trail
10.Mount Lowe RailwayPasadena11Intermediate bike trail
11.1st / 2nd / 3rd DivideDownieville17Advanced bike trail
12.Clementine LoopAuburn11Advanced bike trail
13.Holy Jim TrailTrabuco Canyon4Advanced bike trail
14.Mr. Toad's Wild RideSouth Lake Tahoe20Advanced bike trail
15.Pauley CreekDownieville18Advanced bike trail
16.Bullards Barr TrailCamptonvile13Intermediate bike trail
17.Annadel State ParkSanta Rosa35Intermediate bike trail
18.Susanville Ranch ParkSusanville28Intermediate bike trail
19.Paradise RoyaleShelter Cove14Advanced bike trail
20.Water Dog Lake ParkBelmont20Advanced bike trail
21.ViperSanta Clarita6Intermediate bike trail
22.Pine Knot TrailBig Bear Lake5Intermediate bike trail
23.UCSCSanta Cruz5Intermediate bike trail
24.Sunset TrailPasadena6Advanced bike trail
25.Los Robles Trail (Western Section)Thousand Oaks16Beginner bike trail
26.Big River TrailMendocino10Easiest bike trail
27.Big RideAptos50Advanced bike trail
28.Vail lake resortTemecula14Intermediate bike trail
29.Morning GlorySan Luis Obispo10Advanced bike trail
30.Rockville ParkCordelia5Intermediate bike trail
31.Butcher RanchDownieville5Advanced bike trail
32.Cheeseboro / Palo Comado CanyonAgoura Hills20Intermediate bike trail
33.30 Miles Of AuburnAuburn30Intermediate bike trail
34.Top Of The WorldArnold6Advanced bike trail
35.Foresthill DivideAuburn11Intermediate bike trail
36.Manley GulchMendocino5Beginner bike trail
37.Just OutstandingKernville13Intermediate bike trail
38.The Cannell PlungeKernville30Advanced bike trail
39.Fort Ord Public LandsMonterey86Intermediate bike trail
40.Old Flume Trail / South Yuba TrailNevada City10Advanced bike trail
41.Sycamore Canyon ParkRiverside19Intermediate bike trail
42.Arnold Rim TrailArnold10Intermediate bike trail
43.Los PosadasAngwin15Intermediate bike trail
44.Tahoe Rim Trail: Kingsbury South To Armstrong PassSouth Lake Tahoe13Advanced bike trail
45.De LaveagaSanta Cruz10Advanced bike trail
46.El Corte De Madera Creek Open SpaceWoodside40Intermediate bike trail
47.Lake Alpine LoopBear Valley79Intermediate bike trail
48.SolsticeFairfax13Advanced bike trail
49.Pioneer TrailNevada City32Intermediate bike trail
50.HummingbirdSimi Hills6Expert bike trail
51.Tahoe Rim Trail: Brockway to Watson LakeTruckee15Advanced bike trail
52.Big Boulder TrailDownieville5Expert bike trail
53.Anderson Truck TrailAlpine7Intermediate bike trail
54.Swasey Recreation AreaRedding14Intermediate bike trail
55.Upper Bidwell ParkChico11Advanced bike trail
56.White MountainPebble Beach1Advanced bike trail
57.South Fork American River TrailEl Dorado Hills14Intermediate bike trail
58.Sly ParkPollack Pines10Beginner bike trail
59.West Cuesta RidgeSan Luis Obispo15Advanced bike trail
60.Idyllwild ParkIdyllwild0Advanced bike trail
61.Total Confusionfort bragg2Advanced bike trail
62.Green TrailHesperia10Advanced bike trail
63.Corriganville Park TrailsSimi Valley5Beginner bike trail
64.Culvert TrailAuburn2Advanced bike trail
65.Mount Laguna Recreation AreaPine Valley15Advanced bike trail
66.Laguna Ridge TrailLaguna Beach1Intermediate bike trail
67.Dogwood TrailLake Arrowhead1Advanced bike trail
68.JediLoma Linda5Intermediate bike trail
69.Gabrielino TrailLos Angeles15Advanced bike trail
70.Salmon FallsFolsom8Intermediate bike trail
71.Skyline TrailLos Angeles11Intermediate bike trail
72.007Bass Lake7Advanced bike trail
73.Cougar CrestBig Bear City3Intermediate bike trail
74.Devil's SlideSimi Valley3Advanced bike trail
75.Salmon FallsFolsom14Intermediate bike trail
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