Mountain biking is crazy popular throughout California and being such a big state with a wide variety of terrain there are some amazing trails to be found here. Whether you live in northern or southern California you have equally great opportunities for hitting the trails. There are also a bunch of different biking clubs all over the state. Hitting the trails in California is perfect for beginners and experts alike.
In the southern part of the state in both Los Angeles and San Diego Counties there are tons of bike trails for you to try out. The climate here is nearly perfect and you can find trails that go through the woods or you can ride along the beach. If ocean views are your thing then head over to Huntington Beach there is a trail there almost 10 miles long. If you want to go really off road then there are the Azusa Mountains in Los Angeles, it is a rough trail not for the faint of heart.
If you really want an adrenaline rush then you want to go to the eastern side of the Sierra Mountains along the border with Nevada. First you are going to need to have a good solid bike this is rough terrain with lots of obstacles to get around. There are trails available for different skill sets, but if you are not an experienced rider you are not going to be allowed on the more difficult trails. That doesn’t meant that each trail isn’t a great ride, you will have fun no matter what level you are at.
Not to be left out, northern California also has miles and miles of great trail riding. Redding, Shasta Lake and Weaverville all have amazing trails with stunning views. If you live in San Francisco then you should try out Mount Diablo it is the tallest peak in the area and the view has to be experienced. Sacramento also has miles of trails that are worth checking out.
These are just a handful of trails that you can find throughout the state. The popularity of mountain biking combined with the natural terrain that is available throughout the state makes for some incredible rides. If you’re not lucky enough to call California home then you should plan your next trip out here and take some time to check out the scenery. You won’t regret it.