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 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.Holy Jim TrailTrabuco Canyon4Advanced bike trail
10.Noble CanyonSan Diego15Advanced bike trail
11.Mr. Toad's Wild RideSouth Lake Tahoe20Advanced bike trail
12.Mount Lowe RailwayPasadena11Intermediate bike trail
13.Clementine LoopAuburn11Advanced bike trail
14.1st / 2nd / 3rd DivideDownieville17Advanced bike trail
15.Pauley CreekDownieville18Advanced bike trail
16.Bullards Barr TrailCamptonvile13Intermediate bike trail
17.HummingbirdSimi Hills6Advanced bike trail
18.UCSCSanta Cruz5Intermediate bike trail
19.Susanville Ranch ParkSusanville28Intermediate bike trail
20.ViperSanta Clarita6Intermediate bike trail
21.Paradise RoyaleShelter Cove14Advanced bike trail
22.TMTA Lehigh trailsTehachapi13Intermediate bike trail
23.Pine Knot TrailBig Bear Lake5Intermediate bike trail
24.Rockville ParkCordelia5Intermediate bike trail
25.Cheeseboro / Palo Comado CanyonAgoura Hills20Intermediate bike trail
26.SolsticeFairfax13Advanced bike trail
27.Anderson Truck TrailAlpine7Intermediate bike trail
28.Sunset TrailPasadena6Advanced bike trail
29.Los Robles Trail (Western Section)Thousand Oaks16Beginner bike trail
30.Big RideAptos50Advanced bike trail
31.Big River TrailMendocino10Easiest bike trail
32.Morning GlorySan Luis Obispo10Advanced bike trail
33.Water Dog Lake ParkBelmont20Intermediate bike trail
34.Butcher RanchDownieville5Advanced bike trail
35.Dogwood TrailLake Arrowhead1Intermediate bike trail
36.30 Miles Of AuburnAuburn30Intermediate bike trail
37.Top Of The WorldArnold6Advanced bike trail
38.Annadel State ParkSanta Rosa35Intermediate bike trail
39.Foresthill DivideAuburn11Intermediate bike trail
40.Just OutstandingKernville13Intermediate bike trail
41.Manley GulchMendocino5Beginner bike trail
42.Corral TrailSouth Lake Tahoe2Beginner bike trail
43.McGill TrailFrazier Park5Intermediate bike trail
44.Sycamore Canyon ParkRiverside19Intermediate bike trail
45.Greer Ranch / 215 TrailMurrieta10Intermediate bike trail
46.Tahoe Rim Trail: Tahoe City to Brockaway SummitTahoe City19Advanced bike trail
47.Old Flume Trail / South Yuba TrailNevada City10Advanced bike trail
48.Fort Ord Public LandsMonterey86Intermediate bike trail
49.Upper Bidwell ParkChico11Advanced bike trail
50.Los PosadasAngwin15Intermediate bike trail
51.Arnold Rim TrailArnold10Intermediate bike trail
52.El Corte De Madera Creek Open SpaceWoodside40Intermediate bike trail
53.Tahoe Rim Trail: Kingsbury South To Armstrong PassSouth Lake Tahoe13Advanced bike trail
54.Lake Alpine LoopBear Valley79Intermediate bike trail
55.De LaveagaSanta Cruz10Advanced bike trail
56.The Cannell PlungeKernville30Advanced bike trail
57.Tahoe Rim Trail: Brockway to Watson LakeTruckee15Advanced bike trail
58.Big Boulder TrailDownieville5Expert bike trail
59.White MountainPebble Beach1Advanced bike trail
60.South Fork American River TrailEl Dorado Hills14Intermediate bike trail
61.Idyllwild ParkIdyllwild0Advanced bike trail
62.Swasey Recreation AreaRedding14Intermediate bike trail
63.Sly ParkPollack Pines10Beginner bike trail
64.007Bass Lake7Advanced bike trail
65.Mount Laguna Recreation AreaPine Valley15Advanced bike trail
66.Green TrailHesperia10Intermediate bike trail
67.Culvert TrailAuburn2Advanced bike trail
68.Laguna Ridge TrailLaguna Beach1Intermediate bike trail
69.NICA LoopTehachapi6Intermediate bike trail
70.Upper Fall Line And Lower Fall LineBig Bear Lake1Advanced bike trail
71.Total Confusionfort bragg2Advanced bike trail
72.Pioneer TrailNevada City25Intermediate bike trail
73.Miracle MileBig Bear Lake1Advanced bike trail
74.Donner Lake Rim TrailTruckee15Advanced bike trail
75.Gabrielino TrailLos Angeles15Advanced bike trail
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