Best hiking trails in USA

Mountain Biking Trails in United States

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What are the best hikes in the United States? There are simply so many incredible hikes in the USA that it’s almost impossible to answer. Many of the best hikes in the United States can be found in the mountain chains that cover the American West. Here you’ll find hikes that take you through untouched wilderness, up high above the forests and to beautiful mountain lakes. The American Southwest offers a different hiking experience in wonderful arid regions that are best explored on foot.

The US is so vast that you can’t even dream of seeing everything in one visit. The country contains a huge variety of hiking terrain, from protected National Parks to cool mountain towns like Aspen or Vail.

To help you plan your hiking holiday, we have found the best hikes in most of the Western US states. We find the best hikes in National Parks, National Forests and Wilderness Areas across California, Oregon, Washington State, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada. We share the best hikes for world-famous National Parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Arches, Olympic and Glacier. We also help you plan your trip to other great places, like Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, Salt Lake City, Vail and Aspen.

Why not book a tour for your next mountain bike holiday? Check out these fantastic bike trips in the USA, or spend some time exploring the country on another type of adventure holiday in the USA.

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    Best Mountain Biking Trails in United States

    Open details for Hall Ranch

    Hall Ranch

    Very Hard
    18.7 km
    448 m
    2-3h

    Hall Ranch is one of the best mountain bike trails along the Front Range! This MTB trail has a little bit of everything with fast and fun flowy downhills, steep and strenuous hill climbs, and challenging technical rock gardens. Hall Ranch is a must do!

    User Ratings
    Overall Rating
    9.5
    Technical Difficulty
    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
    Physical Difficulty
    Expert (Double Diamond)
    Suitable only for experts looking for a challenging adventure.
    Open details for McKenzie River Trail (MRT)

    McKenzie River Trail (MRT)

    Moderate
    20.0 km
    221 m
    2.5-3.5h

    The McKenzie River Trail is a popular mountain bike trail near Bend that has been called North America’s best single-track. Though a bit of a drive from Bend, this thrilling trail through lush temperate rain forest and magma rock will please all mountain bikers!

    User Ratings
    Overall Rating
    9.5
    Technical Difficulty
    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
    Physical Difficulty
    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
    Open details for Tiddlywinks

    Tiddlywinks

    Moderate
    19.7 km
    191 m
    2.5-4h

    This popular trail is the king of variety. With a bit of cross-country riding, a short climb, extremely flowy downhill and some technical riding, this trail will please all mountain bikers. The middle section of the Tiddlywinks trail, however, is best known for its man-made berms and tabletop jumps.

    User Ratings
    Overall Rating
    10.0
    Technical Difficulty
    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Physical Difficulty
    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
    Open details for Betasso Preserve

    Betasso Preserve

    Hard
    15.0 km
    665 m
    1.5-2.5h

    Betasso Preserve is a great all-around MTB trail with enough challenges to keep it interesting and test your riding skills. The trail is located conveniently close to downtown Boulder, it is a must do, and one of the best all-around MTB trails we know!

    User Ratings
    Overall Rating
    9.3
    Technical Difficulty
    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
    Physical Difficulty
    Advanced (Diamond)
    Suitable for advanced experience level looking for a solid adventure.
    Open details for Whoops Loop

    Whoops Loop

    Moderate
    5.8 km
    129 m
    1h

    Bend’s own “A-Line”, Lower Whoops Trail is the quintessential downhill flow trail of the area. You’ll find plenty of mountain bikers on this trail, but it’s easy to see why. With a chill logging road climb and fantastic berms and tabletops to huck on the way down, it’s easy to spend all day cycling Whoops.

    User Ratings
    Overall Rating
    9.3
    Technical Difficulty
    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Physical Difficulty
    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
    Open details for West Magnolia

    West Magnolia

    Very Hard
    20.9 km
    529 m
    2.5-3.5h

    West Magnolia is a spaghetti network of trails that will test your riding abilities along with your navigation skills, but the riding is totally worth the ‘fear of being lost in the woods’ …it’s an adventure!

    User Ratings
    Overall Rating
    9.5
    Technical Difficulty
    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
    Physical Difficulty
    Advanced (Diamond)
    Suitable for advanced experience level looking for a solid adventure.
    Open details for Tyler’s Traverse

    Tyler’s Traverse

    Hard
    24.7 km
    309 m
    3-4h

    A favorite mountain bike trail amongst locals, this classic shuttle run is more technical than its brother Tiddlywinks. Though this trail definitely has its fair share of flowy berms, there are many more rock gardens than most of the trails around Bend. Truly an old school mountain bike trail.

    User Ratings
    Overall Rating
    9.5
    Technical Difficulty
    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Physical Difficulty
    Advanced (Diamond)
    Suitable for advanced experience level looking for a solid adventure.
    Open details for Smith Rock Summit Trail Loop

    Smith Rock Summit Trail Loop

    Very Hard
    12.5 km
    321 m
    1.5-2.5h

    Smith Rock State Park is popular with hikers and bikers for a reason! The towering cliffs and the lush Crooked River are candy for the eyes. And the riding isn’t too bad either, though you will have to contend with a few hikers on the trail to get to the goods.

    User Ratings
    Overall Rating
    9.3
    Technical Difficulty
    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
    Physical Difficulty
    Advanced (Diamond)
    Suitable for advanced experience level looking for a solid adventure.
    Open details for East Mag Dot Trails

    East Mag Dot Trails

    Very Hard
    18.0 km
    434 m
    2-3h

    Riding The Dot Trails feels like you have your own private MTB trail! The Dot Trails are a hidden gem with great riding and amazing views just outside Nederland.

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    Open details for Phil’s Trail

    Phil’s Trail

    Easy
    10.2 km
    5 m
    1-1.5h

    The namesake trail for the popular Phil’s Trailhead in Bend, this mostly one-way trail is a classic mellow descent. With plenty of fast sections, a few small jumps, and a couple small rock gardens, this is a fantastic trail for aspiring mountain bike riders to test their skills.

    User Ratings
    Overall Rating
    9.0
    Technical Difficulty
    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Physical Difficulty
    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.

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