California Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

25.3 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

11 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Lakes Basin Path

5.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Lodestar Connector

0.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sugar Pine Railway Trail

2.5 mi
State: CA
Dirt

Truckee River Legacy Trail

4.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Almanor Rail Trail

13 mi
State: CA
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Modoc Line Rail Trail

39.8 mi
State: CA
Ballast, Cinder, Gravel

Shady Rest Path

0.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Town Loop

6.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Sawmill Bike Path

2.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Great Shasta Rail Trail

43 mi
State: CA
Cinder

Meridian Connector

1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Main Street Connector

0.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

College Connector Path

0.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Lake Tahoe Boulevard Bike Path

1.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

North Waterford Connector

0.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sierra Park Connector

0.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview An outing on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail rewards trekkers with eye-catching Northern California scenery and signs of wildlife. The 25.3-mile packed gravel-and-dirt trail...
CA 25.3 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail is much hillier than the simple, flat shoreline hike its name might suggest. The lake is a hydroelectric project that dates back more than 100 years to 1914 and is...
CA 11 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
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 2.5 mi Dirt
The Truckee River Legacy Trail follows its namesake river’s south side from downtown Truckee to the Glenshire neighborhood. The trail provides scenic views of the Truckee River and the High Sierra...
CA 4.8 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
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 Modoc Line Rail Trail follows a portion the historic Modoc Line, which ran through remote ranch land and deserts in northeastern California. Originally constructed as the narrow-gauge...
CA 39.8 mi Ballast, Cinder, Gravel
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 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 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
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 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 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 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
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 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 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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

Unexpectedly nice!

April, 2024 by barbscondo

We parked on the western end in the Metro train parking lot at 1st and College in Claremont. Lots of free parking. Rode a few blocks down First and picked up the trail. This trail is in beautiful shape. No trash, no graffiti, no homeless camps. Part of it has a beautiful separate parallel dirt trail for horses and runners. Not too much shade so would be hot in summer. There’s a nice park about 10 miles in on the trail. The downside is the number of street crossings. Only a few of the streets were busy. But the fun part is that in addition to street crossing buttons for bikes they have high up buttons for those on horses.

Fortuna Riverwalk

The trail is well maintained. The Eel River is lovely with trees, greenery, and flowers lining the bank. On the other side are several industrial businesses. It is nice to have open spaces to stretch the legs.

April, 2024 by chrisdrbennett

The trail is well maintained. The Eel River is lovely with trees, greenery, and flowers lining the bank. On the other side are several industrial businesses. It is nice to have open spaces to stretch the legs.

Huntington Beach Bicycle Trail (Coastal Trail)

Fun Oceanside Ride

April, 2024 by barbscondo

Rode this on a Wednesday. Wonderful path. One of the best we have been on because it is very wide and well marked. Some areas have separated pedestrian lanes which is always a bonus. We are 4-78 years olds on 3 Ebikes and one Etrike. We are always respectful of other riders and walkers. There were quite a few people using the path-enough to make it fun. Probably crowded on weekends. The bluff above the portion that is the Huntington Dog Beach was so great for watching all the dogs have a blast in the waves. This will be a repeat path in our travels.

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Ninos Parkway

ninos park

April, 2024 by pacampos11

It’s ok for beginners there could also be lots of people

Sacramento River Parkway

Great for easy, simple bike ride

April, 2024 by brandondjenkins

Great views during the bike trail. My son and I went on a beautiful day. Stoped by old sac for some food on the way back from Discovery Park.

Mission Bay Bike Path

Beware Ebikes banned

April, 2024 by barbscondo

We are 4-78 year olds on Ebikes. Have ridden this path last year. Today we were sitting at a picnic table having lunch and the park ranger/patrol stopped and told us we are not allowed on any part of the Mission Bay Bikepath. All is considered boardwalk. The whole path circling the bay. We had to leave thru the parking lot back to Mission Bay Rv Resort where we are staying. Sadly, we will not be coming here again.

Beach Range Road Multi-Use Trail

Great trail with a view

April, 2024 by maganadeisy

The trail is great for bikes, runners, and dogs on a leash. The ocean views are amazing, and the freshness of it is nice while running.

Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail

Aliso Creek

March, 2024 by tdimauro

Aliso Creek Trail in the middle of beautiful Orange county. What a great bike path. Easy Breezy. Can connect to Santiago in the north and Laguna in the South.

Rio Hondo River Trail

nice trail

March, 2024 by cbsdavetv

We started off at the San Gabriel river trail at Santa Fe dam park, got onto trail then headed to Whittier Narrows, we cross over to Rosemead blvd and Durfee and entered Rio Hondo trail starting point. There is a restroom at the corner Bosque del Rio bldg if needed. From there we continued on trail cross the 60 Frwy and we stop inside park a little while to watch the Remote RC planes, huge planes those guys are good showing there trick flying fun to see , we then got back on trail, and at Sam’s club we stop for a Hot Dog, they are good and cheap. We then continued all the way to end of trail at Peck Road at a little park, then took peck to Duarte rd and got back on San Gabriel river trail side arm entrance at City of Hope trail next to parking lot, that got into Santa Fe Dam back where we started. It’s a approx 28 miles, yes there are some homeless but where isn’t there in this area,. They are 2way bike lanes nice , lots of water in river in march 2024.

Alameda Creek Regional Trails

A Trail Crosses the Shoreline, Creek, and Ponds with Seasonal Animals!

March, 2024 by jeerhsu

Alameda Creek Trail is one of my favorite trails which is long and mostly flat, crossing Alameda Creek, a couple of ponds, and the beautiful shoreline. If that's not enough, this trail connects to Coyote Hill, Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge, and crosses the Dumbarton Bridge to Palo Alto side. You can also meet many different animals in different seasons, and hope you will enjoy the experience!

Salt Creek Trail (Riverside County)

I rode it the other day, I plan on riding again with friends!

March, 2024 by wmartinbigwin

I rode it the other day, I plan on riding again with friends!

Inland Rail Trail

homeless hang out

February, 2024 by therapyjulie

Between the poor maintenance of the asphalt and trying to dodge the homeless carts and random people walking through the trail, I’m not sure it’s the safest bike route I’ve ever taken. I started at the Escondido transit station and won’t be doing that again!

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