Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is a growing sport in the mountains. Riding is permitted on designated routes, which include the forest road and trail network, except for the Pacific Crest Trail, short nature trails, and any trail leading to, or inside designated Wilderness areas.

Challenging routes can be found for all skill levels but the more spectacular rides are best attempted by the experienced cyclist. Route information is available at each of the Ranger Stations.

Practice Good Stewardship of our Trails / Roadways:

  • You can help to take good care of our trails and roadways so that others may enjoy these areas for years to come by practicing some of the following actions:
  • Check in advance with the local Ranger Station for the latest trail and riding conditions.
  • Always announce your presence to others when you need to pass and yield to hikers and horseback riders.
  • Stay on the designated route, do not cut switchbacks, help prevent erosion and habitat destruction.
  • Don't Litter... take along a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash so that you can deposit it in the proper trash receptacle.
  • Do not operate your bike or cycle on unauthorized trails or roadways. Bicycles are never permitted on the Pacific Crest Trail or within the Wilderness - Always verify the route you wish to ride allows bicycles.
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Mountain Biking Areas

Areas & Activities