Mountain Biking Trails by State

"Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live." Though Mark Twain wasn't around when the mountain bike was invented, we're certain he'd still feel the same about bicycles!

TrailLink.com offers a wide variety of mountain bike trails, including ones built on forest roads through state or federal lands, upon old mining and logging lines, or along cliff-hanging routes that follow former tourist railways. We include mountain bike trails throughout the country, and all of those trails listed on this website are open to other uses, such as hiking or inline skating. In a few cases you may share the trail with ATVs and equestrians, especially the more remote or long-distance trails that appeal to advanced mountain bikers, as well as equestrians and ATVers.

TrailLink.com distinguishes mountain bike trails from other bike trails by the consistency of trail conditions and surface type. Basically, any surface that isn't paved for most of its route will  be noted as a mountain bike trail. Where the information is known, we include the level of trail difficulty, but in general most TrailLink.com trails are not too strenuous. Also, we don't list trails that are built for the exclusive use of mountain bikes.

You can find more information about mountain biking trails on MTBR.com (http://trails.mtbr.com/) and at Singletracks (http://www.singletracks.com/).

Of course, not all mountain biking trails will give you jaw-dropping views from mountain tops. Some provide a deliciously dirty slog through muddy, overgrown patches of backwoods and bogs. Others simply offer your shocks-and body-a workout on a ballast surface. For only a handful of trails listed here, biking is expressly forbidden, which we note when the information is available.

All trails listed on TrailLink.com are multi-use, so whichever your mode of travel, keep in mind the common right-of-way rules of thumb, unless otherwise posted on the trail:

  • bicyclists yield to horses, inline skaters, and pedestrians
  • pedestrians and inline skaters yield to horses
  • motorized vehicles yield to all

In addition, always ride on the right, pass on the left, and maintain a safe, reasonable speed. When passing, let others know with a handlebar bell or with the friendly warning: "Bikes passing on your left."

Explore mountain bike trails and mountain bike trail maps on TrailLink.com and use our comprehensive trail guides with descriptions, photos, and reviews to plan your next mountain bike trail adventure. Use our advance search feature to find trails that are suited to mountain biking.

Though we strive to provide the most up-to-date information on mountain biking trails, a few details slip through the cracks. If you find any errors on TrailLink.com, please let us know by clicking on the "edit this trail" link and providing us with the correct information; include as many details as possible. You can help your fellow mountain bike trail users by posting a review of the trail and noting details that will prove useful for their adventure. We welcome your photos, too!