The BEST Mountain Bike Trails in California

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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.Mr. Toad's Wild RideSouth Lake Tahoe20.0Advanced bike trail
9.Hole In The GroundTruckee17.0Advanced bike trail
10.Noble CanyonSan Diego15.0Advanced bike trail
11.Holy Jim TrailTrabuco Canyon4.0Advanced bike trail
12.Mount Lowe RailwayPasadena11.0Intermediate bike trail
13.Clementine LoopAuburn11.0Advanced bike trail
14.HummingbirdSimi Hills6.0Advanced bike trail
15.1st / 2nd / 3rd DivideDownieville17.0Advanced bike trail
16.Bullards Barr TrailCamptonvile13.0Intermediate bike trail
17.Corral TrailSouth Lake Tahoe2.0Beginner bike trail
18.TMTA Lehigh trailsTehachapi16.0Intermediate bike trail
19.Pauley CreekDownieville18.0Advanced bike trail
20.UCSCSanta Cruz5.0Intermediate bike trail
21.Susanville Ranch ParkSusanville28.0Intermediate bike trail
22.Green TrailHesperia10.0Intermediate bike trail
23.Rockville ParkCordelia5.0Intermediate bike trail
24.Demo Forest Flow TrailSanta Cruz3.0Advanced bike trail
25.ViperSanta Clarita6.0Intermediate bike trail
26.Pioneer TrailNevada City25.0Intermediate bike trail
27.Just OutstandingKernville13.0Advanced bike trail
28.Paradise RoyaleShelter Cove14.0Advanced bike trail
29.Sunset TrailPasadena6.0Intermediate bike trail
30.Pine Knot TrailBig Bear Lake5.0Intermediate bike trail
31.Cheeseboro / Palo Comado CanyonAgoura Hills20.0Intermediate bike trail
32.SolsticeFairfax13.0Advanced bike trail
33.Anderson Truck TrailAlpine7.0Intermediate bike trail
34.Los Robles Trail (Western Section)Thousand Oaks16.0Beginner bike trail
35.Big RideAptos50.0Advanced bike trail
36.Big River TrailMendocino10.0Easiest bike trail
37.Morning GlorySan Luis Obispo10.0Advanced bike trail
38.Water Dog Lake ParkBelmont20.0Intermediate bike trail
39.Butcher RanchDownieville5.0Advanced bike trail
40.30 Miles Of AuburnAuburn30.0Intermediate bike trail
41.Arnold Rim TrailArnold10.0Intermediate bike trail
42.Dogwood TrailLake Arrowhead1.0Intermediate bike trail
43.Sycamore Canyon ParkRiverside19.0Intermediate bike trail
44.Top Of The WorldArnold6.0Advanced bike trail
45.Annadel State ParkSanta Rosa35.0Intermediate bike trail
46.Foresthill DivideAuburn11.0Intermediate bike trail
47.Sly ParkPollack Pines10.0Beginner bike trail
48.Manley GulchMendocino5.0Beginner bike trail
49.Mills PeakGraeagle15.0Intermediate bike trail
50.Fort Ord Public LandsMonterey86.0Intermediate bike trail
51.McGill TrailFrazier Park5.0Intermediate bike trail
52.Tahoe Rim Trail: Tahoe City to Brockaway SummitTahoe City19.0Advanced bike trail
53.Upper Bidwell ParkChico11.0Advanced bike trail
54.Salmon FallsFolsom14.0Intermediate bike trail
55.De LaveagaSanta Cruz10.0Advanced bike trail
56.Tahoe Rim Trail: Kingsbury South To Armstrong PassSouth Lake Tahoe13.0Advanced bike trail
57.Snow Summit Bike ParkBig Bear Lake20.0Intermediate bike trail
58.Lake Alpine LoopBear Valley79.0Intermediate bike trail
59.The Cannell PlungeKernville30.0Advanced bike trail
60.Hidden Falls Regional ParkAuburn14.0Beginner bike trail
61.Tahoe Rim Trail: Brockway to Watson LakeTruckee15.0Advanced bike trail
62.Big Boulder TrailDownieville5.0Expert bike trail
63.Old Flume Trail / South Yuba TrailNevada City10.0Advanced bike trail
64.White MountainPebble Beach1.0Advanced bike trail
65.Montara MountainMontara9.0Advanced bike trail
66.Swasey Recreation AreaRedding14.0Intermediate bike trail
67.Culvert TrailAuburn2.0Advanced bike trail
68.Mount Laguna Recreation AreaPine Valley15.0Advanced bike trail
69.Laguna Ridge TrailLaguna Beach1.0Intermediate bike trail
70.Los PosadasAngwin15.0Beginner bike trail
71.Trail #47Monterey5.0Intermediate bike trail
72.South Fork American River TrailEl Dorado Hills14.0Intermediate bike trail
73.NICA LoopTehachapi6.0Intermediate bike trail
74.Total Confusionfort bragg2.0Advanced bike trail
75.Upper Fall Line And Lower Fall LineBig Bear Lake1.0Advanced bike trail
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