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

    Top Mountain Biking Spots in and near United States

    • Littleton, Colorado

      Hike the Coyote Song-Swallow Trail Loop

      3.8
      3 mi / 350 ft gain
      We all love to live our weekends to the fullest, but say you're itching for an adventure and it's midweek with the weekend still a good 3 or 4 days away? South Valley Park is the place to go if you're looking for an after-work adventure or just don't feel like driving too far from the city. A sho...
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    • Bountiful, Utah

      Trail Run to Elephant Rock

      4.4
      7 mi / 1025 ft gain
      Mueller Park is a beautiful, quaint canyon, with some sweeping up canyon views throughout the ascent. The trail is a fun, family friendly single track from the bridge all the way to the rock. You will pass a bald strip (pipeline) that runs North to South which marks about halfway to the rock. At ...
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    • Lakewood, Colorado

      Green Mountain Mountain Bike Loop

      4.0
      6.9 mi / 1047 ft gain
      Skip the bar and spend happy hour hiking/biking this fun and easy loop. With convenient access from the Denver-Metro Area, this spot is perfect for a quick ride after work, or hike with your dog. The park has three parking lots, and the trail can be completed as a loop system (in either directio...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike the Lower Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail

      5.0
      2.86 mi / 78 ft gain
      Park in the lot off of Lakewood Drive (see map) to access the trail. This trail is good for all skill levels and is dog-friendly. 
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    • Pine, Colorado

      Dispersed Camp at the Buffalo Creek Area in Pike National Forest

      3.8
      50 miles from Denver, nestled in Pike National Forest, there are dozens of free dispersed camping sites. With quick access to the Colorado Trail and Buffalo Creek Mountain Bike Area, these campsites make for a perfect weekend getaway. The campsites begin on Forest Road 550, and are clearly marked...
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    • Saltese, Montana

      Ride the Route of the Hiawatha

      4.7
      15 mi / 1000 ft gain
      Located on the Idaho Montana border, this highly popular "rails to trails" mountain bike trail was modified from the Milwaukee Railroad route through the Bitterroot Mountains. This trail contains 10 tunnels and 7 trestles throughout 15 miles of beautiful mountain views.Riders have the option to s...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Hike the Mineral Fork Trail

      4.0
      9.3 mi / 3500 ft gain
      The trailhead begins along Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, with a relatively small parking lot at the trailhead. Starting early in the day is advised, as on nice summer days it will fill up quickly. The trail has a steady ascent for the first 2 miles starting around 6700' through aspen forests and cr...
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    • Scottsdale, Arizona

      Sunrise Trail to Sunrise Peak

      4.8
      3.73 mi / 1037 ft gain
      Sunrise Peak, also known as Sunrise Trail, is located at the residential foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona. The trail will start next to a residential neighborhood, but after about a quarter mile you'll be immersed in the pristine Sonoran Desert. The trail will lead you t...
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    • Bend, Oregon

      Tumalo Creek Loop

      5.0
      9.79 mi / 1437 ft gain
      This Loop begins at the Tumalo Falls View Point; however, the trail continues for another 3 miles. Although the first waterfall is certainly spectacular, this creek has cascading falls about every half mile. These water falls are indicative of the famous geology in the Three Sisters Wilderness....
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    • San Diego, California

      Hike to the Rope Swing in Tecolote Canyon

      4.0
      4.4 mi
      Tecolote Canyon offers a great opportunity to explore nature right in the heart of San Diego, whether it is a hike, run, or bike ride on the trails.  But the best kept secret is perhaps a rope swing over the creek! The main trail starts off at Tecolote Canyon Natural Park & Nature Center, wh...
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    • Payson, Arizona

      Mogollon Rim via Washington Park

      4.0
      4.32 mi / 1138 ft gain
      This trail begins at the Washington Park Trailhead which meets up with passage #27 of the AZT. You begin traveling northbound as you ascend the great Mogollon Rim. The trail takes you through a gorgeous forest and rewards you with an awesome cliff side view at the summit. 2.25 miles into the tra...
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    • Mexican Hat, Utah

      Camp in the Valley of the Gods

      5.0
      The dirt road loop is relatively smooth and can be driven on by just about any car, campervan, or RV. However, check the weather beforehand because some areas can become flooded after rain and will be a difficult mud crossing. It can be driven in either direction. One entrance is off Highway 163,...
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    • Ashford, Washington

      Hike to Rainier NP's Ranger Falls

      4.5
      7 mi
      When heading to the adventure, stopped at the ranger station in Carbon to get your day pass ($5.00) and then continue on to the trailhead. Park on the road next to the Carbon river around. Start the hike down an old paved road that eventually leads through some trails and then to a gravel road. T...
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    • Morro Bay, California

      Quarry and Park Ridge Trail Loop

      4.0
      3.04 mi / 961 ft gain
      Park Ridge is a double peaked ridge, elevated at 911ft, which stands next to Cerro Cabrillo, one of the Nine Sisters. The stunning 360* degree views at the top of Morro bay, Los Osos and San Luis Obispo, make this hike worth exploring. There are two ways to access the top. Park Ridge Trail takes...
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    • Brevard, North Carolina

      Camp at Davidson River Campground in the Pisgah National Forest

      4.5
      Pisgah National Forest, in my opinion, is one of the best national forests in the United States. Being just a short drive from Great Smokey Mountain National Park it has all the feel of being in the smokies with more to explore. Pisgah has anything you could want to see or do from tens of water...
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    • Hinton, Virginia

      Camp at Switzer Lake

      3.9
      2 mi
      Directly off of Interstate 81, headed toward West Virginia on Rt 33 is a beautiful lake only known by the locals. Switzer Lake, named because Switzer Dam was placed on the Dry River years ago to aid Harrisonburg and the surrounding area with its increased need for drinking water. The lake is seld...
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