California Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Almanor Rail Trail

13 mi
State: CA
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

25.4 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

College Connector Path

0.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Great Shasta Rail Trail

43 mi
State: CA
Cinder

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

11 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Lake Tahoe Boulevard Bike Path

1.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Lakes Basin Path

5.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Lodestar Connector

0.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Main Street Connector

0.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Meridian Connector

1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Modoc Line Rail Trail

86 mi
State: CA
Ballast, Cinder, Gravel

North Waterford Connector

0.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sawmill Bike Path

2.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Shady Rest Path

0.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sierra Park Connector

0.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Town Loop

6.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Truckee River Legacy Trail

4.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This 13 mile, non-motorized, multi-use trail is currently being improved to create a smoother tread surface for equestrians, hikers and bikers. It extends from downtown Chester where it crosses Main...
CA 13 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
The spectacular Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail runs between Westwood and Susanville in Lassen County. It cuts through the thick woodlands of the high country into the awesome Susan River...
CA 25.4 mi Dirt, Gravel
The College Connector Path is a short link between the Mammoth Lakes Library and popular Town Loop, which encircles the community. The trail, which is lit for night use, passes through the scenic...
CA 0.7 mi Asphalt
More than half of the planned 80-mile Great Shasta Rail Trail is now open. The rail-trail meanders through Northern California’s small towns and the natural beauty of the Lassen and Shasta-Trinity...
CA 43 mi Cinder
The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail offers scenic views of the lake and mountains, including Lassen Volcano in nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trail follows 11 miles of the southwest shore of...
CA 11 mi Asphalt
The Lake Tahoe Boulevard Bike Path follows its namesake road for its entire route in scenic El Dorado County, but unlike most sidepaths, this trail offers a winding course through dense forest. Smooth...
CA 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Lakes Basin Path is a stunningly gorgeous trail that stretches from downtown Mammoth Lakes to a series of lakes to the community's south. Paralleling quiet Lake Mary Road for its entire route, the...
CA 5.2 mi Asphalt
The Lodestar Connector is a short link between neighborhoods of western Mammoth Lakes and the popular Town Loop, which encircles the community. As its name suggests, the path parallels Lodestar Drive...
CA 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Main Street Connector is a short link between the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center and the longer Shady Rest Path, which extends north to Shady Rest Park. Midway, trail users can take a tunnel under...
CA 0.4 mi Asphalt
The Meridian Connector is a useful link between Mammoth Lakes' elementary, middle and high schools and the popular Town Loop, which encircles the community. Midway, a spur connects trail users to...
CA 1 mi Asphalt
The Modoc Line runs 86 miles between Wendel in the south and McArthur Siding in the north (just south of Alturas). The most scenic sections are between Likely and Madeline and Snowstorm Canyon. The...
CA 86 mi Ballast, Cinder, Gravel
The North Waterford Connector is a short link between neighborhoods of southern Mammoth Lakes and the popular Town Loop, which encircles the community. Like many of Mammoth Lakes' trails, the North...
CA 0.4 mi Asphalt
The Sawmill Bike Path currently consists of two open segments—with a third in the works to link them—just south of the resort town of South Lake Tahoe. When complete, the trail will provide a seamless...
CA 2.2 mi Asphalt
The Shady Rest Path is a scenic paved trail that winds north from a junction with the short Main Street Connector to Shady Rest Park. Open from May to November, the park features several athletic...
CA 0.8 mi Asphalt
The Sierra Park Connector is a short link from both the Mammoth Lakes Library and new College Connector Path to the popular Town Loop, which encircles the community. Midway, a spur connects trail...
CA 0.3 mi Asphalt
For more than 50 years in the early 1900s, the Sugar Pine Railway operated steam trains to haul logs along the Stanislaus River for the Standard Lumber Company and later the Pickering Lumber Company....
CA 5.04 mi Dirt
The Town Loop is a popular trail that encircles the scenic community of Mammoth Lakes, providing access to a host of neighborhoods, businesses and recreational amenities. The vast majority of the...
CA 6.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Truckee River Legacy Trail follows the river's south side, providing scenic views and access to two recreational amenities: Truckee River Regional Park and Riverview Sports Park. The paved trail...
CA 4.4 mi Asphalt
The Western States Pioneer Trail runs for 34 miles between Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail and Auburn Equestrian Staging Area near Gum Lane in Auburn. The trail, open to hikers and horseback riders...
CA 34.4 mi Dirt, Gravel

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Recent Trail Reviews

Folsom South Canal Recreation Trail

Rode this trail from Elk Grove via Grant Line to Folson Rec. Area while visitingfor the holidays. Nice flat trail, great for getting away from the traffic. Pretty impressed with the trail system out here, you can get 50 plus miles out of it.

November, 2021 by losusmil55_tl

Rode this trail from Elk Grove via Grant Line to Folson Rec. Area while visitingfor the holidays. Nice flat trail, great for getting away from the traffic. Pretty impressed with the trail system out here, you can get 50 plus miles out of it.

Colton Rail-Trail

good trail- 23 mile round trip

November, 2021 by diana25usc

Tried it for the first time, nice trail that follows the Santa Ana river. Nice and paved all the way, scenic of birds and mountains. Maybe three sections of homeless camps but nothing to worry about. I made it a little pass Rancho Jurupa Regional Park before I turned back to Colton starting point.

Rio Hondo River Trail

Sharing the trails with equestrians

November, 2021 by mariealove1960

these trails are awesome and full if wild life and scenery..but also be aware that you share the trails with bike riders and equestrians..please be cautious in blind spots you might be surprised who you come face to face with ...most equestrians are open to having thier horses approached but please ask first ..and be cautious around them ..

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San Francisquito Creek Trail

A VERY PLEASANT RIDE

October, 2021 by rice2go0712

I rode this trail and portions of some of its connectors and it was a lovely ride. I am strictly a recreational rider and these trails meet my needs. They run parallel to what passes for a river in Southern California. The trail is VERY well maintained and marked. It is essentially flat. There was zero trash and graffiti. On one side of the trail is the riverbed and on the other side there are some residential areas, parks, and access to commercial areas if you want to stop. You can go for miles and miles if you hook up with one of the connectors and are so inclined. There are
lovely views of the distant mountains and even a glimpse of Six Flags Magic Mountain. There are different places where it can be accessed. I picked one that was an established trailhead in a retail area with plenty of vehicle traffic so you do not feel that your car is out in the wilderness. But as soon as I hit the trail, I felt like I was away from the city and in a peaceful place. It can be very hot in the Santa Clarita Valley in the summer. There is of course a breeze along the river that varies in intensity. I was there early in the day and it was not an issue. I had to drive some distance to get there and it certainly was worth.

Sacramento River Parkway Trail

This trail is still closed in October 2021

October, 2021 by nelsonquin

The short portion below the museum of Science and curiosity was nice and then the short portion through Old Town was also fun. The rest was navigating through one run down neighborhood after another.

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Excellent for a daylong outing

October, 2021 by laselvabiker

I have ridden this trail many times and would recommend it to just about any level of rider. From Castroville to Carmel, it just keeps getting better. I would recommend to return from Carmel by going over the hill into Monterey on any number of routes. Veterans Memorial Park at the top of the hill gives riders the opportunity to ride into Historic Monterey. Also, there's great restaurants and brew pubs to be found. The Monterey-Salinas Transit hub is there for those that want to take mass transit rather than continue pedaling.
A alternative route going "over the hill" to Monterey would be going up (north) from Carmel Village, to Highway 1 then making a left turn to continue north for less than a mile, then exiting Highway 1 at Aguajito Road. Continue past Aguajito back toward a bridge crossing of Highway 1 and you'll see a bike trail just before you cross the bridge. Take that trail downhill to enter Monterey from the east.
I just noticed another post lamenting that the rider had to drive to the start in Castroville. No, it's not necessary to drive to the start as Monterey-Salinas Transit has excellent routes and will take your bikes onboard if the racks are already taken. Also, same reviewer criticized a area that's not on the trail at all when mentioning Highway 1 north of Moss Landing and the road construction there. That construction was for PG&E gas lines and was completed as of 9/23/21. The road shoulder of Highway 1 is returned, and it's not necessary to "share the lane" with motor vehicles along that section any longer.

Clovis Old Town Trail

excellent

October, 2021 by jaleonard9

Beautiful but the trail gets a little confusing around construction sites. Luckily, there were lots of people biking and running to give direction help.

Santa Gertrudis Creek Trail

Great if you're a beginner cyclist or runner. Not terribly long or hilly, with just enough to tire you out and get the heart going if you take it both ways.

October, 2021 by ramasamakenpachi72

Great if you're a beginner cyclist or runner. Not terribly long or hilly, with just enough to tire you out and get the heart going if you take it both ways.

Calleguas Creek Bike Path

Locked Gate :(

October, 2021 by shannongirl01

I went to this trail the other day to rollerblade. After looking at pictures here I was really excited to finally have a place in TO to rollerblade I was sad to find that after maybe going half a mile there was a locked gate with what looked like construction on the other side.

'm not sure if the trail was just closed when I got there or if it's permanently closed, but it was a bummer to drive 20 minutes just to go back and forth on the part of trail available to me and zoom around the parking lots. If this is a fluke pls let me know because I want a place to rollerblade.

Dry Creek Trail (Modesto)

Nice trail thru town...perfect for all ages...

September, 2021 by gabenerica1019

Nice trail thru town...perfect for all ages...

Rose Canyon Bicycle Path

The bike path has been extended and now goes north south from Gilman drive to south of Grand Avenue. So the 1.1 mile length listed here is incorrect

September, 2021 by itshas

The bike path has been extended and now goes north south from Gilman drive to south of Grand Avenue. So the 1.1 mile length listed here is incorrect

Joe Rodota Trail

hello everyone

September, 2021 by david.simecek1

I am not sure this same bike place wondering nice wineries. A beautiful scenery and it was absolutely fantastic if anybody brings the blogs or bikes it’s a wonderful thing to do to get away from the bay area

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