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 Bike ParkTruckee125Advanced bike trail
4.Tahoe Rim TrailTahoe City165Intermediate bike trail
5.Clementine / Forresthill Connector TrailAuburn4Intermediate bike trail
6.Camp TamaranchoMarin10Intermediate bike trail
7.San Juan TrailSan Juan Capistrano11Advanced bike trail
8.Hole In The GroundTruckee17Advanced bike trail
9.Noble CanyonSan Diego15Advanced bike trail
10.Mr. Toad's Wild RideSouth Lake Tahoe20Advanced bike trail
11.Holy Jim TrailTrabuco Canyon4Advanced bike trail
12.Mount Lowe RailwayPasadena11Intermediate bike trail
13.Clementine LoopAuburn11Advanced bike trail
14.HummingbirdSimi Hills6Advanced bike trail
15.1st / 2nd / 3rd DivideDownieville17Advanced bike trail
16.Bullards Barr TrailCamptonvile13Intermediate bike trail
17.Pauley CreekDownieville18Advanced bike trail
18.UCSCSanta Cruz5Intermediate bike trail
19.Susanville Ranch ParkSusanville28Intermediate bike trail
20.Rockville ParkCordelia5Intermediate bike trail
21.ViperSanta Clarita6Intermediate bike trail
22.Corral TrailSouth Lake Tahoe2Beginner bike trail
23.Sunset TrailPasadena6Intermediate bike trail
24.Paradise RoyaleShelter Cove14Advanced bike trail
25.TMTA Lehigh trailsTehachapi13Intermediate bike trail
26.Pine Knot TrailBig Bear Lake5Intermediate bike trail
27.Cheeseboro / Palo Comado CanyonAgoura Hills20Intermediate bike trail
28.SolsticeFairfax13Advanced bike trail
29.Anderson Truck TrailAlpine7Intermediate bike trail
30.Los Robles Trail (Western Section)Thousand Oaks16Beginner bike trail
31.Big RideAptos50Advanced bike trail
32.Big River TrailMendocino10Easiest bike trail
33.Morning GlorySan Luis Obispo10Advanced bike trail
34.Water Dog Lake ParkBelmont20Intermediate bike trail
35.Butcher RanchDownieville5Advanced bike trail
36.30 Miles Of AuburnAuburn30Intermediate bike trail
37.Dogwood TrailLake Arrowhead1Intermediate bike trail
38.Pioneer TrailNevada City25Intermediate bike trail
39.Top Of The WorldArnold6Advanced bike trail
40.Annadel State ParkSanta Rosa35Intermediate bike trail
41.Foresthill DivideAuburn11Intermediate bike trail
42.Sly ParkPollack Pines10Beginner bike trail
43.Just OutstandingKernville13Intermediate bike trail
44.Mills PeakGraeagle15Intermediate bike trail
45.Fort Ord Public LandsMonterey86Intermediate bike trail
46.Manley GulchMendocino5Beginner bike trail
47.Sycamore Canyon ParkRiverside19Intermediate bike trail
48.McGill TrailFrazier Park5Intermediate bike trail
49.Tahoe Rim Trail: Tahoe City to Brockaway SummitTahoe City19Advanced bike trail
50.Upper Bidwell ParkChico11Advanced bike trail
51.Los PosadasAngwin15Intermediate bike trail
52.Arnold Rim TrailArnold10Intermediate bike trail
53.Salmon FallsFolsom14Intermediate bike trail
54.Tahoe Rim Trail: Kingsbury South To Armstrong PassSouth Lake Tahoe13Advanced bike trail
55.De LaveagaSanta Cruz10Advanced bike trail
56.Lake Alpine LoopBear Valley79Intermediate bike trail
57.The Cannell PlungeKernville30Advanced bike trail
58.Tahoe Rim Trail: Brockway to Watson LakeTruckee15Advanced bike trail
59.Big Boulder TrailDownieville5Expert bike trail
60.Old Flume Trail / South Yuba TrailNevada City10Advanced bike trail
61.White MountainPebble Beach1Advanced bike trail
62.South Fork American River TrailEl Dorado Hills14Intermediate bike trail
63.Idyllwild ParkIdyllwild0Advanced bike trail
64.Montara MountainMontara9Advanced bike trail
65.Swasey Recreation AreaRedding14Intermediate bike trail
66.Culvert TrailAuburn2Advanced bike trail
67.Mount Laguna Recreation AreaPine Valley15Advanced bike trail
68.Green TrailHesperia10Intermediate bike trail
69.Laguna Ridge TrailLaguna Beach1Intermediate bike trail
70.NICA LoopTehachapi6Intermediate bike trail
71.Total Confusionfort bragg2Advanced bike trail
72.Upper Fall Line And Lower Fall LineBig Bear Lake1Advanced bike trail
73.Bijou Bike ParkSouth Lake Tahoe10Beginner bike trail
74.Hart park loopBakersfield2Intermediate bike trail
75.Miracle MileBig Bear Lake1Advanced bike trail
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