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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

    • 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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    • Half Moon Bay, California

      Bike the Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trail

      4.0
      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 trail playfully meanders along the cliffside with...
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    • Mackinac Island, Michigan

      Bike around Mackinac Island

      4.0
      8.05 mi / 115 ft gain
      Mackinac Island is accessible only by ferry, and there are no cars allowed on the island. While you can rent bikes over there, we opted to bring ours along on the Star Line ferry. Super easy and we had no problems! Lake Shore Boulevard, or State Highway M-185, wraps around the entire island and ...
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    • Boulder, Colorado

      Woods Quarry via NCAR

      4.2
      3.28 mi / 755 ft gain
      You can start from Chautauqua Park, but I prefer to start at NCAR, especially since there is ample parking and you can take a bathroom break inside before hitting the trail. From the intersection of Table Mesa Drive and Broadway in Boulder, drive west on Table Mesa to its end at the NCAR buildin...
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    • New Waverly, Texas

      Camp at Huntsville State Park

      4.3
      7 mi / 125 ft gain
      Note: The lake camping photo is of a Huntsville State Park sanctioned campsite.Huntsville State Park is located about an hour north of Houston off of I-45. As part of the Pineywoods region of Texas, pine trees dot the landscape in Huntsville. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife includi...
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    • Issaquah, Washington

      Mountain Bike Duthie Hill

      4.7
      6 mi / 130 ft gain
      Duthie Hill is a premier and beautifully designed mountain bike park set in lush douglas firs and western hemlock forests . Created and maintained by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (evergreenmtb.org) with the help of King County and volunteers, Duthie Hill although open to hikers, is 100% s...
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    • Laguna Beach, California

      Water Tank Trail

      4.3
      3.05 mi / 502 ft gain
      There a numerous trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness that proceed up and along the ridges and down into the canyons (or the reverse), and most are excellent for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. A classic out-and-back (with many options for loops) begins in Irvine Bowl Park at the en...
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    • North Garden, Virginia

      Explore Walnut Creek Park

      4.2
      Just 25 minutes outside of Charlottesville, this is a great spot to take the family for the day and get some sunshine. If you are into mountain biking, you're in the right place. There are 13 miles of mountain bike trails that circle the lake. At the end of your ride, there are 2 beaches to stre...
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    • Eatonville, Washington

      Hike to Gobbler's Knob

      4.0
      5 mi / 1500 ft gain
      Entering the Park from the Southwest Entrance, bear left when you approach the forking Westside Rd. This road has been closed a few miles in due to massive rockfall. When you reach the road closure, just park along the side of the road. In Spring and Summer, you should be able to see plenty of ot...
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    • Elkridge, Maryland

      Hike the Cascade Falls and Rootball Loop Trail

      4.7
      2.4 mi / 285 ft gain
      Park on the shoulder of Landing Drive (see map) to access the trailhead. This trail is open April-September. Dogs allowed on leash. 
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    • Golden, Colorado

      Hike Beaver Brook Trail at Windy Saddle Park

      5.0
      5 mi / 500 ft gain
      Just outside of Golden, CO is Lookout Mountain. If you’ve ever driven westbound on i70 from Denver to the mountains, you’ve undoubtedly seen this mountain to your right with antennas on the top. On the north side of Lookout Mountain lies Windy Saddle Park, about a 30 minute drive from Denver. Thi...
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    • Santa Rosa, California

      Hiking, Swimming, and Fishing in Wine Country

      5.0
      Annadel State Park is located in the historic Valley of the Moon, just 60 miles north of San Francisco, in Sonoma. This popular 5,200 acre park features a wonderful variety of options to explore, boasting views of the Sonoma Valley, rolling meadows of wildflowers, and direct access to 26 acre Lak...
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    • Rustburg, Virginia

      Explore the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center

      4.3
      If you love everything outdoors, the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center is the place for you! You can do almost any activity you can think of here. If you aren't affiliated with Liberty University, you can't rent their equipment, but you can bring you own to use. The main attraction is the lake wh...
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    • Virgin, Utah

      Bike "Holy Guacamole" Outside of Zion NP

      4.0
      11 mi / 600 ft gain
      This incredibly scenic ride is just out of Zion National Park and is a great place to escape the tourists. The ride starts at the end of Dalton Wash Rd just off of Route 9. High clearance vehicles are recommended and one should not attempt to drive this road in wet conditions. If you are having t...
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    • Felton, California

      Redwood Grove Loop

      4.0
      0.93 mi / 144 ft gain
      Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is located just a few miles north of the city of Santa Cruz, along Highway 9. The park is home to an array of hiking and biking trails, but the crown jewel of the park is the Redwood Grove Loop Trail, which is only a 1/4 mile in from the park's entrance. Many peo...
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    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Explore Big Mountain Pass

      5.0
      1 mi
      Famous for being the route of the Mormon Pioneers who crossed this pass on their way into the Salt Lake Valley, Big Mountain Pass is also a beautiful area to take in the fall colors. You can access this road (Utah State Route 65) from Emmigration Canyon or Parley's Canyon, the same way you would ...
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