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.Holy Jim TrailTrabuco Canyon4Advanced bike trail
13.Clementine LoopAuburn11Advanced bike trail
14.Mr. Toad's Wild RideSouth Lake Tahoe20Advanced bike trail
15.Annadel State ParkSanta Rosa35Intermediate bike trail
16.Pauley CreekDownieville18Advanced bike trail
17.Bullards Barr TrailCamptonvile13Intermediate bike trail
18.Paradise RoyaleShelter Cove14Advanced bike trail
19.Susanville Ranch ParkSusanville28Intermediate bike trail
20.ViperSanta Clarita6Intermediate bike trail
21.Water Dog Lake ParkBelmont20Advanced bike trail
22.Rockville ParkCordelia5Intermediate bike trail
23.Pine Knot TrailBig Bear Lake5Intermediate bike trail
24.UCSCSanta Cruz5Intermediate bike trail
25.Sunset TrailPasadena6Advanced bike trail
26.Los Robles Trail (Western Section)Thousand Oaks16Beginner bike trail
27.Morning GlorySan Luis Obispo10Advanced bike trail
28.The Cannell PlungeKernville30Advanced bike trail
29.Big RideAptos50Advanced bike trail
30.Butcher RanchDownieville5Advanced bike trail
31.Cheeseboro / Palo Comado CanyonAgoura Hills20Intermediate bike trail
32.30 Miles Of AuburnAuburn30Intermediate bike trail
33.Top Of The WorldArnold6Advanced bike trail
34.Foresthill DivideAuburn11Intermediate bike trail
35.Manley GulchMendocino5Beginner bike trail
36.Just OutstandingKernville13Intermediate bike trail
37.Old Flume Trail / South Yuba TrailNevada City10Advanced bike trail
38.Tahoe Rim Trail: Kingsbury South To Armstrong PassSouth Lake Tahoe13Advanced bike trail
39.Sycamore Canyon ParkRiverside19Intermediate bike trail
40.Los PosadasAngwin15Intermediate bike trail
41.Arnold Rim TrailArnold10Intermediate bike trail
42.De LaveagaSanta Cruz10Advanced bike trail
43.SolsticeFairfax13Advanced bike trail
44.Lake Alpine LoopBear Valley79Intermediate bike trail
45.Big Boulder TrailDownieville5Expert bike trail
46.Pioneer TrailNevada City32Intermediate bike trail
47.HummingbirdSimi Hills6Expert bike trail
48.Anderson Truck TrailAlpine7Intermediate bike trail
49.Big River TrailMendocino10Easiest bike trail
50.Idyllwild ParkIdyllwild0Advanced bike trail
51.Swasey Recreation AreaRedding14Intermediate bike trail
52.Upper Bidwell ParkChico11Advanced bike trail
53.Sly ParkPollack Pines10Beginner bike trail
54.Peavine RidgeGarberville12Intermediate bike trail
55.Corriganville Park TrailsSimi Valley5Beginner bike trail
56.White MountainPebble Beach1Advanced bike trail
57.Corral TrailSouth Lake Tahoe2Intermediate bike trail
58.Green TrailHesperia10Advanced bike trail
59.South Fork American River TrailEl Dorado Hills14Intermediate bike trail
60.West Cuesta RidgeSan Luis Obispo15Advanced bike trail
61.Laguna Ridge TrailLaguna Beach1Intermediate bike trail
62.Mount Laguna Recreation AreaPine Valley15Advanced bike trail
63.Fort Ord Public LandsMonterey86Intermediate bike trail
64.Total Confusionfort bragg2Advanced bike trail
65.Gabrielino TrailLos Angeles15Advanced bike trail
66.El Corte De Madera Creek Open SpaceWoodside40Intermediate bike trail
67.Salmon FallsFolsom8Intermediate bike trail
68.Skyline TrailLos Angeles11Intermediate bike trail
69.Devil's SlideSimi Valley3Advanced bike trail
70.007Bass Lake7Advanced bike trail
71.Salmon FallsFolsom14Intermediate bike trail
72.Potters RavineOroville15Beginner bike trail
73.Napa / Skyline ParkNapa5Advanced bike trail
74.Mills PeakGraeagle15Intermediate bike trail
75.Sam MerrilPasadena3Intermediate bike trail
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