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
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.