Best bike touring trails in California

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Explore the most popular bike touring trails in California with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bike touring trails in California
Top trails (55)
#1 - Arroyo Seco Trail
Hahamongna Watershed Park
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Length: 19.1 mi • Est. 9 h 42 m
#2 - PCT: CA Section B - Warner Springs to Highway 10
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 87.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
Beautiful section of the PCT between Lost Valley Road and the Combs Peak section of the PCT. See the description in Afoot and Afield San Diego on page 195. There are several spots to camp along the trail and some water sources at the north end.Show more
#3 - Mount Pinos via McGill Trail
Los Padres National Forest
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Length: 16.1 mi • Est. 8 h 11 m
#4 - Noble Canyon Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 19.2 mi • Est. 9 h 47 m
#5 - Lagoon Valley Park Mtb Trail
Lagoon Valley Park/Pena Adobe Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
Lagoon Valley has lots of hard-pack, single-track trails that have been groomed specifically for hiking, mtb'ing, and horseback riding. As soon as you enter the park, take the trail to the left. Cross the wooden bridge and turn left again. Follow the trail to the tree line and you will see where all the fun begins!Show more
#6 - Santa Monica Mountains Backbone Trail
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
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Length: 63.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Backbone Trail has been opened all the way through, including the upper portion of the Yerba Buena Road to Mulholland Highway section near or on the Etz Meloy Motorway. Most people who hike it break it up into sections. The most western section travels up to the summit of Sandstone Peak (3,111') the highest mountain in the Santa Monica Mtns.Show more
#7 - South Yuba Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 19.8 mi • Est. 9 h 58 m
#8 - Sunset County Beach
Bolsa Chica State Beach
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
A popular, paved path along the ocean shore with beach access. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and typically at least five feet wide. The grade is gentle (all estimated 3% or less) so most wheelchair and stroller users will likely be able to navigate the trail.Show more
#9 - Pioneer Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 24.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
There are many ways to access this trail as it crosses several roads in the Tahoe National Forest. The trail ends at the Lake Spaulding Trail, but you can combine these if you wish to extend your hike.Show more
#10 - Santa Ana River Trail: Riverdale Park to Yorba Regional Park
Anaheim, California
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
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