Note: check out the latest list of the best mountain bike trails in the USA and Canada.

Each year Singletracks ranks the most popular mountain bike trails based on the number and quality of Singletracks members’ reviews, along with the number of visits riders make to each trail during the year. This year, we’re also including select Canadian Provinces in our list for the first time!

There are many familiar names on this year’s list, but also some new ones. In fact, 18 out of the 50 top US state trails changed from our 2015 list. Also new for this year, we’re listing two runner-up trails for each state (below).

Someone should totally help us create a road trip map hitting all of these trails with the least amount of driving!



1. Oak Mountain State Park Bump Trail (Birmingham)
2. Coldwater Mountain (Anniston)
3. Sylaward (Sylacauga)


1. Lost Lake Trail (Seward)
2. Kincaid Park (Anchorage)
3. Kepler-bradley Lakes State Park (Wasilla)


1. Hangover (Sedona) *
2. Hiline (Sedona)
3. Black Canyon Trail – Little Pan Loop (Black Canyon City)


1. Womble (Mt. Ida)
2. Slaughter Pen Trail (Bentonville)
3. Blowing Springs (Bella Vista)


1. Downieville Downhill (Downieville)
2. Forest Of Nisene Marks and Soquel Demonstration Forest (Santa Cruz)
3. Northstar Resort (Truckee)


1. Colorado Trail (Denver)
2. Monarch Crest Trail (Salida)
3. 18 Road Trails (Fruita)


1. Rockland Preserve (Madison) *
2. Pequonnock River Valley State Park / Trumbull (Trumbull)
3. George C Waldo St Park (Southbury)


1. White Clay Creek (Newark)
2. Middle Run Natural Area (Newark)
3. Brandywine State Park (Wilmington)


1. Santos (Ocala) *
2. Alafia River State Park (Brandon)
3. Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve (Tampa)


1. Blankets Creek (Woodstock)
2. Chicopee Woods (Gainesville)
3. Bear Creek (Ellijay)


1. Pupukea Trail (Waimea North Shore)
2. Kealia Trail (Mokuleia)
3. Kuli’ou’ou Ridge (Honolulu (Kuliouou-Kalani Iki))


1. Eagle Bike Park (Eagle) *
2. Loon Lake Trail (Mccall)
3. Sidewinder (Heise)


1. Kickapoo (Oakwood) *
2. The Fay Pickering Memorial Trails (Marshall)
3. Farmdale Reservoir Recreation Area (East Peoria)


1. Brown County Park (Nashville)
2. Outback Trail at Imagination Glenn (Portage)
3. Buffalo Trace (French Lick)


1. Sunderbruch Park (Davenport)
2. Beverly Park (Cedar Rapids)
3. Sugar Bottom (North Liberty)


1. Switchgrass (Wilson)
2. Shawnee Mission Park (Lenexa)
3. Camp Horizon (Arkansas City)


1. Sheltowee Trace – Laurel Lake Trail (London)
2. Brier Creek (Mammoth Cave)
3. Canal Loop (Grand Rivers)


1. Lincoln Parish Park (Ruston)
2. The Monkey Trail (Shreveport)
3. Lakeshore MTB Singletrack (Shreveport)


1. Carrabassett Valley Trail System (Carrabassett Valley) *
2. Bradbury Mt State Park (Pownal)
3. Libby Hill Forest Trails (Gray)


1. Patapsco Valley State Park (Avalon Area) (Ellicott City)
2. Vineyard Trail (Catonsville)
3. Schaeffer Farms (Germantown)


1. Village Park / Abrams Rock (Swansea) *
2. Harold Parker State Forest (Andover)
3. Leominster State Forest (Princeton)


1. Copper Harbor Trails (Copper Harbor)
2. Noquemanon Trails Network: South Marquette Trails (Marquette)
3. Potawatomi trail (Pinckney)


1. Cuyuna Lakes (Ironton)
2. Lebanon Hills (Eagan)
3. Elm Creek Park (Maple Grove)


1. Mt. Zion Bike Trails (Brookhaven)
2. The Ridgeland Trails (Ridgeland)
3. Petal River Park (Petal)


1. Two Rivers Bike Park (Highlandville) *
2. Swope Park Trail (Kansas City)
3. Binder Lake (Jefferson City)


1. Line Creek Plateau (Red Lodge)
2. Mt Helena Ridge (Helena)
3. Bangtail Divide (Bozeman)


1. Jewel Park (Bellevue) *
2. Platte River (Louisville)
3. Maskenthine Lake (Stanton)


1. Bootleg Canyon (Boulder City)
2. Badger Pass Loop (Blue Diamond / Las Vegas)
3. Tahoe Rim Trail: Tahoe Meadows to Tunnel Creek Road / Flume Trail (Reno / Tahoe)

New Hampshire

1. Bear Brook (Allenstown)
2. Highland Mountain Bike Park (Tilton)
3. Franklin Falls (Franklin)

New Jersey

1. Six Mile Run (Franklin Township) *
2. Mountain Creek Bike Park (Sussex)
3. Allamuchy State Park-North (Hackettstown)

New Mexico

1. White Mesa Bike Trails (Albuquerque)
2. South Boundary (164) (Taos)
3. Angel Fire Resort (Angel Fire)

New York

1. Shindagin Hollow (Ithaca) *
2. West side overland (Sherman)
3. Cunningham Park (Fresh Meadows)

North Carolina

1. Tsali Recreation Area (Bryson City)
2. Kerr Scott Trails (Wilkesboro)
3. Dupont State Forest (Brevard)

North Dakota

1. Harmon (Mandan) *
2. Bison Plant (Minot)
3. Maah Daah Hey (Medora)


1. Rays Indoor Mtb Park (Cleveland)
2. Vultures Knob (Wooster)
3. Mohican (Loudonville)


1. Lake Lawtonka Trails (Lawton) *
2. The Trails at St. Crispin’s (Seminole)
3. Turkey Mountain (Tulsa)


1. Mckenzie River Trail (Eugene)
2. Alpine Trail (Oakridge)
3. Sandy Ridge (Sandy)


1. Allegrippis Trails (Huntingdon)
2. Nockamixon State Park (Ottsville)
3. Moraine State Park (New Castle)

Rhode Island

1. Big River (West Greenwich) *
2. Diamond Hill State Park (Cumberland)
3. Lincoln Woods (Lincoln)

South Carolina

1. Forks Area Trail System (FATS) (Clarks Hill)
2. Paris Mountain State Park (Greenville)
3. The Knot (Wedgefield)

South Dakota

1. Centennial Trail (Sturgis) *
2. Prairie Trail, Custer State Park (Custer)
3. Lovers Leap Trail (Custer)


1. White Oak Mtn Biology Trails (Collegedale) *
2. Raccoon Mountain Trail Network (Chattanooga)
3. Brush Creek (Ocoee)


1. Flat Rock Ranch (Comfort)
2. Palo Duro Canyon (Canyon)
3. Big Cedar Wilderness Trails (Dallas)


1. The Whole Enchilada (Moab)
2. Gooseberry Mesa (Hurricane)
3. Slickrock (Moab)


1. Kingdom Trails (East Burke)
2. Perry Hill (Waterbury)
3. Green Mountain Trails (Pittsfield)


1. Angler’s Ridge (Danville)
2. Mountain Laurel Trails (Horsepasture)
3. Fountainhead Regional Park (Fairfax)


1. Galbraith Mountain (Bellingham)
2. Duthie Hill (Issaquah)
3. Tiger Mountain (Issaquah)

West Virginia

1. Mountwood (Parkersburg)
2. CVI Trails (Davis)
3. Big Bear Lake Trail Center (Hazelton)


1. Nine Mile (Wausau) *
2. Hickory Ridge (Bloomer)
3. Camrock 3 (Rockdale)


1. Wilkins Peak Trails (Green River) *
2. Grand Targhee Resort (Alta)
3. Curt Gowdy State Park (Cheyenne)



1. Strathcona Science Park (Edmonton)
2. Trail 7 / 7H (Teahouse) (Jasper)
3. Topp Notch (Banff)

British Columbia

1. Smith Creek (Kelowna / Westbank)
2. Rossland’s Seven Summit Ridge Trail (Rossland)
3. Ellison Park (Vernon)


1. Brandon Hills (Brandon)
2. Grand Beach Race Course (Grand Marais)
3. Lake Minnewasta Recreation Trail (Morden)

New Brunswick

1. Vélo Edmundston Trail (Edmundston)
2. The 8200 (Minto)

Nova Scotia

1. Wentworth (Wentworth)
2. Fight Trail (Halifax)


1. Hydrocut (Kitchener / Waterloo)
2. Buckwallow (Bracebridge)
3. 3- Stages (Collingwood)

Prince Edward Island

1. Charlottetown Old Landfill Trail (Charlottetown)
2. Brookvale (Brookvale)


1. Vallee Bras Du Nord (Saint Raymond)
2. Mont-tremblant, Coupe Quebec Dh&xc (Mont-tremblant)
3. Mount Bromont (Bromont)

* Denotes a change from last year.

# Comments

  • mongwolf

    Nice list. Great material to stimulate the wander lust. Thanks for adding #2 & #3 for each state this year. Makes for a nice quick reference tool for travel planning. I’m hoping to do a big tour through the South this year or next (early winter). I have so many Southern trails on my wish list. We’ll see. I for sure have to make a trip back through the Midwest in early winter. So I hope to ride Shawnee Mission, Swope, Berryman, Buffalo Trace and Mountwood — all fairly close to i-70. I’ll take a pass on Brown County I think. Been there and done that. I hope it’s dry this winter.

    • John Fisch

      Experience of another Colorado boy. I loved Swope. If you’re coming down I-70, it’s also worth stopping in at Landahl which may be the best ride in MO if you like ledgy, technical riding and it’s also convenient to I-70. I liked Shawnee also, but not as much–it’s really kind of a “Swope-lite.”

    • mongwolf

      Hey thanks for the inputs John. I remember your very positive review of Swope. I can’t wait to give it a try. And yes, I’ve had my eye on Landahl also. I’m guessing for now that Swope will be enough tech for me and my minimal skills … … especially on a first time, once only ride. Swope and “Swope-Lite” =) sound like a good place for me to start. I’ll give Swope a ride heading East. If it goes well, I could try Landalh on the way back to CO.

    • Photoman

      Hope your Southern travels bring you to Mt Zion in Mississippi.! Look us up on Facebook, text 601.754.7785 for current trail conditions.

  • Bob Luchene

    This is all you could come up with for BC.

    1. Smith Creek (Kelowna / Westbank)
    2. Rossland’s Seven Summit Ridge Trail (Rossland)
    3. Ellison Park (Vernon)
    What about Whistler/ Blackcome
    North shore and Coast Gravity park Sunshine Coast.

    • mongwolf

      Yes, hopefully we can get more Canucks and others who ride up there to give more input into Singletracks so that the database better represents the amazing riding in BC, Saskatchewan and other Canadian provinces. Remember these results are from riders/posters inputs. They are not the opinion of Jeff or the Singletracks team.

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