15. Hangover, Sedona, Arizona
Hangover is quickly becoming one of the most famous uber-technical trails in the United States. If you have a desire to become a Youtube mountain bike sensation, filming a segment on Hangover is mandatory. Many riders choose to ride Hangover as a part of the Sedona Triple H: Hangover, Hiline, and Hogs.
“This is easily the spookiest trail I’ve ever ridden. The combination of technical challenge and high consequence for failure all situated among some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet makes for a unique and moving experience. All but the top 1/10 of 1% will dismount, probably more than once, but it’s so worth it. Even when entering with a good dose of confidence you will likely exit with an even bigger dose of humility. If you can keep the fear factor from overwhelming the fun factor, it’s definitely a 5 star experience.” -John Fisch
14. Galbraith Mountain, Bellingham, Washington
When you hear people referring to how incredible the mountain biking is in Bellingham, Washington, odds are they’re referring to the famous singletrack in the Galbraith Mountain trail system. This place is a true PNW masterpiece!
“This place is awesome!! It definitely earns the Washington Number 1 spot. So many options here, long XC, Downhill, freeride… it’s amazing. You can ride up nice singletrack to get to the top or just pedal up the fire roads. Great job by the local group that maintains this system.” -Fit4Life28
13. Allegrippis, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
The most well-known trail system in Pennsylvania, Allegrippis is home to fast, flowy singletrack loops, along with a brand-new bike park. The perennial home of Dirt Rag’s Dirt Fest, thousands of mountain bikers travel from across the nation to test the latest bikes on the rolling dirt trails of Allegrippis.
“I was very impressed with this trail.The best thing about it was the water drainage is great because it was built perfect to start with. All the nicks were very large and in the right places. They used the contour of the land to build natural berms, and the soil and rocks were great for trail building. The trail flowed very well, but not what I would call an all-out flow trail. There were a few tight switchback and rock gardens.” -Daniel Sheets
12. Buffalo Creek, Pine, Colorado
This expansive trail system may be the most popular system in the state of Colorado, thanks to its easy access to Denver, Colorado Springs, and the rest of the densely-populated Front Range. But the trails here are more than worthy of the accolades they receive, with new state-of-the-art, purpose-built singletrack being added to the system on a regular basis.
“Flowy and speedy! Wow I still dream about this place, it’s just simply amazing. So many fast trails connected so that you can make your own day however you want. On many occasions I was pushing my bike to its limit by flying my back tire around the banked corners, sticking it just in time to not send me flying off. Also the people who maintain it are amazing. Definitely worth spending more than one day if you have the time.” -mtndew24
11. Six Mile Run, Franklin Township, New Jersey
Having never heard of this trail myself, I view Six Mile Run as a sleeper hit on this list. However, this network seems to have some very significant regional draw, with 16 miles of singletrack, 45 member reviews on our website, and 225 trail check-ins.
“One of the best mountain bike trails in the state. This place is a playground for bikes! No need for a full-squish, hardtails rule here. Very little elevation change but there are some pretty fast descents on the Red and White trail. Start at Canal Rd and ride blue, to red, to orange, and back. Lots of flowing and twisty singletrack and some obstacles to play on. All skill levels will have a great time, especially first timers. Don’t go after a rain, this place stays wet for weeks.” -WarChariot