Where You Can Ride
Where You Can Ride
- The Orestimba Wilderness is closed to mountain bikes. Even walking your bike in the Orestimba Wilderness area is not allowed.
- Some trails near headquarters which are closed to bicycles are: Corral Trail, Spring Trail, Fish Trail, Forest Trail, Frog Lake Trail, Madrone Soda Springs Trail, Mile Trail and Willow Springs Trail. Trails closed to bikes are marked with the international "no bike" logo. It is your responsibility to know which trails are open to bikes and which trails are closed. Download the Headquarter's handout map to determine which trails are closed to bicycles, ask for a bike map at headquarters, or purchase the Henry Coe State Park Map. You must stay off these trails even if the signs are hidden by grass or are missing.
Creekside Trail near China Hole Photo: ElHombre @ mtbr
- Riding cross-country (off designated trails) is never allowed. If a "trail" is not on the current maps or is not posted as a trail, please stay off of it.
- Dirt roads and trails in all other areas (about 65,000 acres) are open to mountain bikes and Class 1 e-Bikes. There are about 290 miles of dirt roads and single track trails that are open to mountain bikes.
- All singletrack trails are closed to bicycles for 48 hours after a half inch (or more) of rain in a 24 hour period to prevent excessive erosion and trail damage. Roads remain open all the time. Click here for a graph of 48 hour accumulated rain. (Cordoza Ridge rain gauge)
- The backcountry is open to bike campers. The same rules apply to bikers as hikers; register and get a permit at headquarters (or self register at Hunting Hollow), pay the same fees, no fires are allowed (except where designated), purify water, no dogs, etc. See the Henry Coe State Park camping/backpacking information page here.
- Motorcycles and motorized bikes (above Class 1 e-bikes) are not allowed in the park.
- Check here for details on some suggested rides. See Trail Conditions for the latest condition reports, and to help plan your ride.