The BEST Mountain Bike Trails in California

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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.Northstar ResortTruckee125Advanced bike trail
3.Forest Of Nisene Marks and Soquel Demonstration ForestSanta Cruz20Advanced 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
9.1st / 2nd / 3rd DivideDownieville17Advanced bike trail
10.Noble CanyonSan Diego15Advanced bike trail
11.Mount Lowe RailwayPasadena11Intermediate bike trail
12.Clementine LoopAuburn11Advanced bike trail
13.ViperSanta Clarita6Intermediate bike trail
14.Mr. Toad's Wild RideSouth Lake Tahoe20Advanced bike trail
15.Bullards Barr TrailCamptonvile13Intermediate bike trail
16.Pauley CreekDownieville18Advanced bike trail
17.Holy Jim TrailTrabuco Canyon4Advanced bike trail
18.Paradise RoyaleShelter Cove14Advanced bike trail
19.Susanville Ranch ParkSusanville28Intermediate bike trail
20.Annadel State ParkSanta Rosa35Intermediate bike trail
21.Water Dog Lake ParkBelmont20Advanced bike trail
22.UCSCSanta Cruz5Intermediate bike trail
23.Pine Knot TrailBig Bear Lake5Intermediate bike trail
24.Sunset TrailPasadena6Advanced bike trail
25.Los Robles Trail (Western Section)Thousand Oaks16Beginner bike trail
26.Morning GlorySan Luis Obispo10Advanced bike trail
27.Rockville ParkCordelia5Intermediate bike trail
28.Butcher RanchDownieville5Advanced bike trail
29.Cheeseboro / Palo Comado CanyonAgoura Hills20Intermediate bike trail
30.30 Miles Of AuburnAuburn30Intermediate bike trail
31.Foresthill DivideAuburn11Intermediate bike trail
32.Old Flume Trail / South Yuba TrailNevada City10Advanced bike trail
33.Manley GulchMendocino5Beginner bike trail
34.Tahoe Rim Trail: Kingsbury South To Armstrong PassSouth Lake Tahoe13Advanced bike trail
35.Los PosadasAngwin15Intermediate bike trail
36.Arnold Rim TrailArnold10Intermediate bike trail
37.Top Of The WorldArnold6Advanced bike trail
38.De LaveagaSanta Cruz10Advanced bike trail
39.SolsticeFairfax13Advanced bike trail
40.Lake Alpine LoopBear Valley79Intermediate bike trail
41.Big Boulder TrailDownieville5Expert bike trail
42.Pioneer TrailNevada City32Intermediate bike trail
43.HummingbirdSimi Hills6Advanced bike trail
44.Anderson Truck TrailAlpine7Intermediate bike trail
45.The Cannell PlungeKernville30Advanced bike trail
46.Big RideAptos50Expert bike trail
47.Idyllwild ParkIdyllwild0Advanced bike trail
48.Sly ParkPollack Pines10Beginner bike trail
49.Upper Bidwell ParkChico11Advanced bike trail
50.Peavine RidgeGarberville12Intermediate bike trail
51.Corriganville Park TrailsSimi Valley5Beginner bike trail
52.Corral TrailSouth Lake Tahoe2Intermediate bike trail
53.White MountainPebble Beach1Advanced bike trail
54.South Fork American River TrailEl Dorado Hills14Intermediate bike trail
55.West Cuesta RidgeSan Luis Obispo15Advanced bike trail
56.Laguna Ridge TrailLaguna Beach1Intermediate bike trail
57.Mount Laguna Recreation AreaPine Valley15Advanced bike trail
58.Fort Ord Public LandsMonterey86Intermediate bike trail
59.Total Confusionfort bragg2Advanced bike trail
60.Salmon FallsFolsom8Intermediate bike trail
61.Gabrielino TrailLos Angeles15Advanced bike trail
62.Napa / Skyline ParkNapa5Advanced bike trail
63.Sycamore Canyon ParkRiverside19Intermediate bike trail
64.El Corte De Madera Creek Open SpaceWoodside40Intermediate bike trail
65.Skyline TrailLos Angeles11Intermediate bike trail
66.Devil's SlideSimi Valley3Advanced bike trail
67.007Bass Lake7Advanced bike trail
68.Just OutstandingKernville13Intermediate bike trail
69.Potters RavineOroville15Beginner bike trail
70.Sam MerrilPasadena3Intermediate bike trail
71.Salmon FallsFolsom14Intermediate bike trail
72.Backbone Trail: Kanan Dune to Corral CanyonAgoura Hills13Beginner bike trail
73.Donner Lake Rim TrailTruckee15Advanced bike trail
74.Mammoth Rock TrailMammoth Lakes2Intermediate bike trail
75.Kirkwood Bike ParkKirkwood15Beginner bike trail
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