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.Holy Jim TrailTrabuco Canyon4Advanced bike trail
10.Noble CanyonSan Diego15Advanced bike trail
11.Mr. Toad's Wild RideSouth Lake Tahoe20Advanced bike trail
12.Clementine LoopAuburn11Advanced bike trail
13.Mount Lowe RailwayPasadena11Intermediate 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.Paradise RoyaleShelter Cove14Advanced bike trail
21.ViperSanta Clarita6Intermediate bike trail
22.Rockville ParkCordelia5Intermediate bike trail
23.Pine Knot TrailBig Bear Lake5Intermediate bike trail
24.Cheeseboro / Palo Comado CanyonAgoura Hills20Intermediate bike trail
25.SolsticeFairfax13Advanced bike trail
26.Sunset TrailPasadena6Advanced bike trail
27.Los Robles Trail (Western Section)Thousand Oaks16Beginner bike trail
28.Big River TrailMendocino10Easiest bike trail
29.Big RideAptos50Advanced bike trail
30.Annadel State ParkSanta Rosa35Intermediate bike trail
31.Morning GlorySan Luis Obispo10Advanced bike trail
32.Water Dog Lake ParkBelmont20Intermediate bike trail
33.Butcher RanchDownieville5Advanced bike trail
34.30 Miles Of AuburnAuburn30Intermediate bike trail
35.Top Of The WorldArnold6Advanced bike trail
36.Foresthill DivideAuburn11Intermediate bike trail
37.Just OutstandingKernville13Intermediate bike trail
38.Corral TrailSouth Lake Tahoe2Beginner bike trail
39.Manley GulchMendocino5Beginner bike trail
40.McGill TrailFrazier Park5Intermediate bike trail
41.TMTA Lehigh trailsTehachapi13Intermediate bike trail
42.Sycamore Canyon ParkRiverside19Intermediate bike trail
43.Tahoe Rim Trail: Tahoe City to Brockaway SummitTahoe City19Advanced bike trail
44.Old Flume Trail / South Yuba TrailNevada City10Advanced bike trail
45.Fort Ord Public LandsMonterey86Intermediate bike trail
46.Los PosadasAngwin15Intermediate bike trail
47.Arnold Rim TrailArnold10Intermediate bike trail
48.El Corte De Madera Creek Open SpaceWoodside40Intermediate bike trail
49.Tahoe Rim Trail: Kingsbury South To Armstrong PassSouth Lake Tahoe13Advanced bike trail
50.Lake Alpine LoopBear Valley79Intermediate bike trail
51.Pioneer TrailNevada City25Intermediate bike trail
52.De LaveagaSanta Cruz10Advanced bike trail
53.The Cannell PlungeKernville30Advanced bike trail
54.Tahoe Rim Trail: Brockway to Watson LakeTruckee15Advanced bike trail
55.Anderson Truck TrailAlpine7Intermediate bike trail
56.Big Boulder TrailDownieville5Expert bike trail
57.Upper Bidwell ParkChico11Advanced bike trail
58.White MountainPebble Beach1Advanced bike trail
59.South Fork American River TrailEl Dorado Hills14Intermediate bike trail
60.Idyllwild ParkIdyllwild0Advanced bike trail
61.Swasey Recreation AreaRedding14Intermediate bike trail
62.Sly ParkPollack Pines10Beginner bike trail
63.Total Confusionfort bragg2Advanced bike trail
64.Culvert TrailAuburn2Advanced bike trail
65.Green TrailHesperia10Advanced bike trail
66.Mount Laguna Recreation AreaPine Valley15Advanced bike trail
67.Dogwood TrailLake Arrowhead1Advanced bike trail
68.NICA LoopTehachapi6Intermediate bike trail
69.Laguna Ridge TrailLaguna Beach1Intermediate bike trail
70.Miracle MileBig Bear Lake1Advanced bike trail
71.Donner Lake Rim TrailTruckee15Advanced bike trail
72.Gabrielino TrailLos Angeles15Advanced bike trail
73.Salmon FallsFolsom8Intermediate bike trail
74.Skyline TrailLos Angeles11Intermediate bike trail
75.Cougar CrestBig Bear City3Intermediate bike trail
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