Where You Can Ride


Where You Can't Ride

  • The Orestimba Wilderness is closed to mountain bikes.  Even walking your bike in the Orestimba Wilderness area is not allowed.
  • Dirt roads in all other areas are open. Over a hundred miles of dirt roads and many additional miles of single track trails are open to mountain bikers.
  • Some trails near headquarters are closed.   Trails closed to bikes are marked with "no bike" logo signs.  Ask for a bike map at headquarters.   You must stay off these trails even if the signs are hidden by grass or are missing.
Creekside Trail near China Hole

Creekside Trail near China Hole

Photo: ElHombre @ mtbr

  • All singletrack trails are closed for 48 hours after a half inch of rain.   Roads remain open all the time.  But, up to 48 hours after at least a half inch of rain, single-track trails are closed to bikes to prevent excessive erosion and trail damage.   Check at the Visitor Center when you pay your fees and/or check Trail Conditions.
  • Riding cross-country is never allowed.
    • If a "trail" is not on the current maps or is not posted as a trail, please stay off of it.
  • The backcountry is open to bike campers.   The same rules apply to bikers as hikers; register and get a permit at headquarters, pay the same fees, no fires are allowed (except where designated), purify water, no dogs, etc.
  • Motorcycles and motorized bikes are not allowed.