Best Mountain Biking in San Francisco

Looking for the best mountain biking in San Francisco? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around San Francisco. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Bike or Run in McLaren Park

    Beyond McLaren's family friendly playgrounds and picnic areas, there are miles of single track to explore. There isn't one specific route through the park, but the loop is best ridden counter-clockwise. The easiest way to enter the park is near Cr...

  • Hike the Coyote Ridge Loop

    Starting just before the Tennessee Valley parking lot, head out from the Miwok Trailhead. This Mill Valley hike offers incredible views of the San Francisco Bay, the Pacific Ocean (fog permitting of course!), and on occasion, wildlife. Unfortunate...

    5.7 miles 1102 ft gain

  • Hike Ring Mountain

    Ring Mountain Open Space is an easy but uphill trail that take you to the top where you can explore more trails.Take the 101 exit for Paradise Dr in Corte Madera, follow the road and park on the side of the road once you pass Westward Dr. Even tho...

    2.5 miles 350 ft gain

  • Hike the Seaview and Big Springs Trail

    The trail is dog and horse friendly, and many trail loops make Tilden Regional Park fun for families and those of any skill level. The Seaview and Big Springs Trail loop is typically used by avid hikers, trail runners, or mountain bikers. The firs...

    4.3 miles 1072 ft gain

  • Hike Redwood Regional Park via the Dunn Loop

    The Redwood Regional Dunn Loop is just outside of Oakland, and can be reached from anywhere in the Bay Area for a fun day or half-day trip. The trail is open year-round. In the spring, wildflowers are abundant. The trail has a great mix of sun and...

    3.6 miles 606 ft gain

  • Hike the Sibley Volcanic Trail

    The Sibley Volcanic Trail is a 3.8 mile loop that is great for all skill levels. The trail is best used from June - December, and is shared by kids, trail runners, mountain bikers, and hikers. Watch for wildlife and wildflowers.  There is little t...

    3.8 miles 757 ft gain

  • Hike the Huckleberry Nature Path Trail

    The hike is shady in most parts. In the spring, wildflowers are abundant (as are Huckleberries and Manzanita). The trail is accessible year round, and is great for hikers, walkers, trail runners, and nature trips.  Start the loop from the Skylin...

    2.3 miles 561 ft gain

  • Active Overnight in Marin

    When you think of singletracks and camping (because that's what we all do), most don't think of San Rafael, located in central Marin County. But, the next time you're planning on an adventure to cross the Golden Gate and head North, consider visit...

  • Hike or Bike the China Camp Loop

    Park at the lot in the China Camp State Park. Hop onto the Bay View trail to gain to begin the loop trail. Switchbacks take you up to a long and easy path passing through shaded and open areas. Enjoy the grasslands speckled with oak trees and coyo...

    8.9 miles

  • Mountain Bike at Purisima Creek

    This beautiful mountain bike ride can be started at the Purisima Creek Road Trailhead or on Skyline Boulevard. There are many trails in the Purisisma Creek Redwoods, but Whittemore Gulch is by far the most beautiful and fun single track to descend...

  • Bike the Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trail

    This trail begins at the Cowell State Beach parking lot and is only open on the weekends. From the lot, take the short Cowell Ranch Access trail to a scenic overlook. There are steps down to the secluded pocket beach just above the main trail. The...

  • Hike the Bollinger Creek Loop Trail

    Las Trampas Regional Wilderness offers an extensive trail system for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. The trail is open year round and dogs are allowed. The Las Trampas and Bollinger faults spread apart to reveal a wonderful wildernes...

    2.7 miles 731 ft gain