11. Minooka Park, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Heading back to Wintery White Wisconsin, this Waukesha park is home to a relatively new mountain bike trail system that is very fat bike friendly.
12. Discovery Hills Trail System, Salmon, Idaho
While the entire trail system is great for fat biking during the winter months, the Enduro Loop within the trail system has been specifically reported as prime for fat biking. At 9 miles long, this is a substantial fat bike ride.
13. Black Oak, Windsor, Ontario
At 16km in length during the summer, there’s plenty of space here for a great fat bike outing!
14. Sunnyvale County Park, Wausau, Wisconsin
Sunnyvale County Park is a bit unique in that it has a snow-specific trail that is only open once the snow has fallen! To ride this trail, you have to break out the fat bike and hit it during the chilly winter months! And of course, the grooming here is top-notch.
15. Coulson’s Hill, Bradford, Ontario
This 16km trail is home to some great fat biking during the winter months.
16. Happy Creek Trail System, Hinton, Alberta
Finally, a showing in western Canada! Based on the photos that chuckpelley has posted, it looks like the trails here are well-groomed with a snowmobile.
17. Hilton Falls, Milton, Ontario
Full of wooden bridges and other obstacles, Hilton Falls can be sketchy in the winter–but it’s manageable.
18. Boyce Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Boyce Park is home to at least 20 miles of mountain bike trails during the summer. While it’s possible there’s grooming here, due to its close proximity to Pittsburgh, chances are good that most of these trails get traffic packed when snow falls.
19. Mount Falcon Park, Morrison, Colorado
While also located on the Colorado Front Range, this trail sits up a little higher and hangs onto snow for more of the season than the other Colorado trail on this list. Of course, none of the Colorado trails listed here are the best fat biking trails in the state, but they are some of the most popular trails that see wintertime fat bike traffic. For better snow biking, be sure to head higher up into the mountains to destinations like Winter Park, Leadville, and Crested Butte.
20. Elm Creek Park, Maple Grove, Minnesota
“The result isn’t what’s important, but rather the path you must take to get there.” – Kilian Jornet A photo posted by cjdanek (@cjdanek) on
Yet another showing from the Twin Cities area, Elm Creek Park is a popular ride in both the winter and the summer. Your Turn: What’s your favorite fat biking trail? Share it with us in the comments section below!
- 20 Popular Fat Bike Trails You’ve Never Heard Of
- [Private] Snowkraft Singletrack Loop
- Lac Delage and Stoneham
- Kiwanis – Mankato
- Lavallee loop
- Happy Creek Trail System
- Riverdale Parkway
- Katoski Green Belt
- Riley Trails
- Sunnyvale County Park
- Black Oak
- Woolly Trails
- Minooka Park
- Merrell Trail
- Northwest Park
- Coulson’s Hill
- Enduro Loop
- Boyce Park
- Elm Creek Park
- Discovery Hill Trails
- Scioto Trail State Park
- Ridgeline Open Space Trail
- Hilton Falls
- Lowes Creek
- Fairland Recreational Park
- Mount Falcon Park
- Lebanon Hills
- Stratton Open Space / The Chutes
Woo hoo! Number 9!
Lebanon Hills normally packed on Beginner and Intermidiate loops better while Expert less packed. But you get all 12 miles out of it all year long. Elm Creek single track packed very well too. And Hillside Park in Elk River get a lot of use, including fat-bike races.
I’m surprised there’s no Michigan Tech trails on the list.
Happy Global Fat Bike Day! My favorite trails are Kincaid Park and Far North Bicentennial Park in Anchorage, AK. Very little grooming, trails get packed by fat bikers, skiers and hikers. Our trail systems double in size in winter. Swamps, lakes and bootleg trails become ride worthy.