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
  • Number of members who want to ride the MTB trail
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#      Trail Location Rating    Difficulty    
1 Downieville Downhill Downieville, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
2 Forest Of Nisene Marks and Soquel Demonstration Forest Santa Cruz, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
3 Northstar Resort Truckee, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
4 Camp Tamarancho Marin, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
5 Clementine / Forresthill Connector Trail Auburn, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
6 Hole In The Ground Truckee, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
7 Annadel State Park Santa Rosa, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
8 Tahoe Rim Trail Tahoe City, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
9 Fort Ord Public Lands Monterey, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
10 San Juan Trail San Juan Capistrano, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
11 Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Laguna Beach, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
12 Clementine Loop Auburn, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
13 Mount Lowe Railway Pasadena, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
14 El Prieto Altadena, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
15 Viper Santa Clarita, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
16 Bullards Barr Trail Camptonvile, California -
17 Nobel Canyon San Diego, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
18 Mr. Toad's Wild Ride South Lake Tahoe, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
19 UCSC Santa Cruz, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
20 JT Howell San Rafael, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
21 Foresthill Divide Auburn, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
22 Los Posadas Angwin, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
23 Pauley Creek Downieville, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
24 O'Neill Regional Park Trabuco Canyon, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
25 Rockville Park Cordelia, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
26 Turnbull Canyon Whittier, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
27 Old Flume Trail / South Yuba Trail Nevada City, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
28 Pioneer Trail Nevada City, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
29 Sly Park Pollack Pines, California Beginner bike trail - Beginner
30 Salmon Falls / Sweetwater Loop Sacramento, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
31 Arnold Rim Trail Arnold, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
32 Lake Alpine Loop Bear Valley, California -
33 West Cuesta Ridge San Luis Obispo, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
34 De Laveaga Santa Cruz, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
35 Top Of The World Arnold, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
36 Pine Knot Trail Big Bear Lake, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
37 Hummingbird Simi Hills, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
38 7-eleven San Rafael, California -
39 Peavine Ridge Garberville, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
40 Susanville Ranch Park Susanville, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
41 White Mountain Pebble Beach, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
42 Sweetwater Trail Folsom, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
43 Upper Bidwell Park Chico, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
44 Skyline Trail Los Angeles, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
45 Gabrielino Trail Los Angeles, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
46 Dry Creek Trail Modesto, California Beginner bike trail - Beginner
47 El Corte De Madera Creek Open Space Woodside, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
48 Monte Bello Open Space Palo Alto, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
49 Potters Ravine Oroville, California Beginner bike trail - Beginner
50 30 Miles Of Auburn Auburn, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
51 Napa / Skyline Park Napa, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
52 Hurkey Creek Idyllwild, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
53 Salmon Falls Folsom, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
54 Kirkwood Bike Park Kirkwood, California Beginner bike trail - Beginner
55 Boggs Forest Cobb, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
56 Jedi Loma Linda, California Beginner bike trail - Beginner
57 007 Bass Lake, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
58 Cheeseboro / Palo Comado Canyon Agoura Hills, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
59 Water Dog Lake Park Belmont, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
60 South Boundry Loop Los Banos, California Beginner bike trail - Beginner
61 Sycamore Canyon Park Riverside, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
62 Snow Summit Mountain Resort Big Bear Lake, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
63 Pachecho Falls Gilroy, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
64 Big Boulder Trail Downieville, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
65 Hazel to Granite Bay Folsom, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
66 Yeager Mesa Rancho Santa Margarita, California Expert bike trail - Expert
67 M Trail Moreno Valley, California Expert bike trail - Expert
68 Big River Trail Mendocino, California -
69 Josephine Peak Los Angeles, California -
70 Solstice Fairfax, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
71 Cougar Crest Big Bear City, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
72 Sand Point Aptos, California Easiest bike trail - Easiest
73 Pine Mountain Loop Fairfax, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
74 Meyers Trail Nevada City, California -
75 Pfeiffer Nevada City, California -
76 Holy Jim Trail Trabuco Hills, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
77 Swasey Recreation Area Redding, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
78 San Ysidro Santa Barbara, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
79 Union Valley Reservoir Kyburz, California Beginner bike trail - Beginner
80 Folsom South Canal Sacramento, California Easiest bike trail - Easiest
81 Brandy Creek Redding, California Expert bike trail - Expert
82 Deer Park to East Peak Fairfax, California -
83 Camuesa Connector Trail Santa Barbara, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
84 Jughandle Ecological Trail: East Fork Fort Bragg, California -
85 North Fork Oroville, California Beginner bike trail - Beginner
86 Lunch and Susanville Westwood, California Beginner bike trail - Beginner
87 Charlie Canyon Trails Castiac, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
88 Elk Grove Bike Park Elk Grove, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
89 Sweetwater Regional Park Bonita, California Easiest bike trail - Easiest
90 Canyon Trail Mineral, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
91 Creek Side Chico, California Easiest bike trail - Easiest
92 Ditch Trail Yreka, California Beginner bike trail - Beginner
93 Motorway Silverado, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
94 "B" Chico, California Expert bike trail - Expert
95 Paradise Royal Shelter Cove, California Expert bike trail - Expert
96 Camp One Fort Bragg, California Expert bike trail - Expert
97 CP MASS 3 ST camp pendleton, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
98 Etiwanda Fontana, California Intermediate bike trail - Intermediate
99 Haskell Open Space Trail Santa Clarita, California Advanced bike trail - Advanced
100 Lake Elsinore Links at Summerly, California Easiest bike trail - Easiest

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