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 DownhillDownieville16.0Advanced bike trail
2.Forest Of Nisene Marks and Soquel Demonstration ForestSanta Cruz20.0Advanced bike trail
3.Northstar Bike ParkTruckee125.0Advanced bike trail
4.Tahoe Rim TrailTahoe City165.0Intermediate bike trail
5.Clementine / Forresthill Connector TrailAuburn4.0Intermediate bike trail
6.Camp TamaranchoMarin10.0Intermediate bike trail
7.San Juan TrailSan Juan Capistrano11.0Advanced bike trail
8.Hole In The GroundTruckee17.0Advanced bike trail
9.Mr. Toad's Wild RideSouth Lake Tahoe20.0Advanced bike trail
10.Noble CanyonSan Diego15.0Advanced bike trail
11.Holy Jim TrailTrabuco Canyon4.0Advanced bike trail
12.UCSCSanta Cruz5.0Intermediate bike trail
13.Mount Lowe RailwayPasadena11.0Intermediate bike trail
14.Clementine LoopAuburn11.0Advanced bike trail
15.HummingbirdSimi Hills6.0Advanced bike trail
16.1st / 2nd / 3rd DivideDownieville17.0Advanced bike trail
17.Anderson Truck TrailAlpine7.0Advanced bike trail
18.Bullards Barr TrailCamptonvile13.0Intermediate bike trail
19.Just OutstandingKernville13.0Intermediate bike trail
20.Corral TrailSouth Lake Tahoe2.0Beginner bike trail
21.TMTA Lehigh trailsTehachapi16.0Intermediate bike trail
22.Susanville Ranch ParkSusanville28.0Intermediate bike trail
23.Rockville ParkCordelia5.0Intermediate bike trail
24.Cheeseboro / Palo Comado CanyonAgoura Hills20.0Intermediate bike trail
25.Pioneer TrailNevada City25.0Intermediate bike trail
26.Pauley CreekDownieville18.0Advanced bike trail
27.Green TrailHesperia10.0Intermediate bike trail
28.Paradise RoyaleShelter Cove14.0Advanced bike trail
29.Sunset TrailPasadena6.0Intermediate bike trail
30.Sycamore Canyon ParkRiverside19.0Intermediate bike trail
31.Pine Knot TrailBig Bear Lake5.0Intermediate bike trail
32.SolsticeFairfax13.0Advanced bike trail
33.Los Robles Trail (Western Section)Thousand Oaks16.0Beginner bike trail
34.Big RideAptos50.0Advanced bike trail
35.Big River TrailMendocino10.0Easiest bike trail
36.Water Dog Lake ParkBelmont20.0Intermediate bike trail
37.Morning GlorySan Luis Obispo10.0Advanced bike trail
38.Demo Forest Flow TrailSanta Cruz3.0Advanced bike trail
39.Upper Fall Line And Lower Fall LineBig Bear Lake1.0Advanced bike trail
40.Butcher RanchDownieville4.1Advanced bike trail
41.Arnold Rim TrailArnold10.0Intermediate bike trail
42.30 Miles Of AuburnAuburn30.0Intermediate bike trail
43.Dogwood TrailLake Arrowhead1.0Intermediate bike trail
44.Top Of The WorldArnold6.0Advanced bike trail
45.Annadel State ParkSanta Rosa35.0Intermediate bike trail
46.Fort Ord Public LandsMonterey86.0Intermediate bike trail
47.Foresthill DivideAuburn11.0Intermediate bike trail
48.Sly ParkPollack Pines10.0Beginner bike trail
49.Manley GulchMendocino5.0Beginner bike trail
50.Mills PeakGraeagle15.0Intermediate bike trail
51.McGill TrailFrazier Park5.0Intermediate bike trail
52.Edwards trailsEdwards Air Force Base19.0Intermediate bike trail
53.Tahoe Rim Trail: Tahoe City to Brockaway SummitTahoe City19.0Advanced bike trail
54.Upper Bidwell ParkChico11.0Advanced bike trail
55.Salmon FallsFolsom14.0Intermediate bike trail
56.De LaveagaSanta Cruz10.0Advanced bike trail
57.Tahoe Rim Trail: Kingsbury South To Armstrong PassSouth Lake Tahoe13.0Advanced bike trail
58.Snow Summit Bike ParkBig Bear Lake20.0Intermediate bike trail
59.Lake Alpine LoopBear Valley79.0Intermediate bike trail
60.The Cannell PlungeKernville30.0Advanced bike trail
61.Hidden Falls Regional ParkAuburn14.0Beginner bike trail
62.Tahoe Rim Trail: Brockway to Watson LakeTruckee15.0Advanced bike trail
63.Montara MountainMontara9.0Advanced bike trail
64.Big Boulder TrailDownieville5.0Expert bike trail
65.White MountainPebble Beach1.0Advanced bike trail
66.Swasey Recreation AreaRedding14.0Intermediate bike trail
67.Culvert TrailAuburn2.0Advanced bike trail
68.Los PosadasAngwin15.0Beginner bike trail
69.Mount Laguna Recreation AreaPine Valley15.0Advanced bike trail
70.Hoot TrailNevada City4.0Beginner bike trail
71.Laguna Ridge TrailLaguna Beach1.0Intermediate bike trail
72.Wayne's WorldBarstow12.0Advanced bike trail
73.Bijou Bike ParkSouth Lake Tahoe10.0Beginner bike trail
74.South Fork American River TrailEl Dorado Hills14.0Intermediate bike trail
75.Cabin CreekMcCloud10.0Intermediate bike trail
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