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California Elevation MapCalifornia is a land of rugged beauty and immense geographic diversity; making California one of the most spectacular cycling destinations in the world.

The state is 770 miles long, and 250 miles wide, covering an area of 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2). California is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, with 840 miles of general coastline, and 3,427 miles of tidal shoreline. In addition to miles of beaches, California has two of the continent's most protected bays; the San Francisco Bay and the San Diego Bay. California is also home to numerous rugged mountain ranges and three major desert regions. The highest point in the 48 contiguous United States is California's Mt Whitney at 14,494', and the lowest point is California's Death Valley at 282' below sea level. 45% of the State is covered by Forests where some of the largest, tallest and oldest trees in the world are hidden.

There is no better way to experience the beauty and diversity of California than by bicycle.

Most off-road cycling is done on public park lands and back country trails. The mountain bike industry spends a lot of time working with Federal and State agencies to ensure trails remain open to cyclists. In an effort to keep "off-road" cycling open to everyone, you should always follow the rules of the trail. Click Here! for Mountain Biking Manners.

LEGAL BIKE TRAILS IN NATIONAL PARKS LOCATED IN CALIFORNIA

There are 25 National Parks in California.

Bicycles are permitted along all Public roadways that are open to vehicles, (paved and unpaved). All other trails in National Parks are off limits to cyclists unless they are specifically designated as a bike trail.

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LEGAL BIKE TRAILS IN NATIONAL FORESTS LOCATED IN CALIFORNIA

There are 18 National Forests located in California.

Bicycles are permitted along all Public roadways that are open to vehicles, (paved and unpaved). All other trails in National Forests are off limits to cyclists unless they are specifically designated as a bike trail.

Click Here! for information on legal bike trails located in specific National Forests located in California.

LEGAL BIKE TRAILS ON FEDERAL LANDSĀ LOCATED IN CALIFORNIA

There are 18 Recreational Trails that are open to mountain biking in California on Federal Lands that are managed by US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management.

Bicycles are permitted along all Public roadways that are open to vehicles, (paved and unpaved). All other trailsĀ  are off limits to cyclists unless they are specifically designated as a bike trail.

Click Here! for information on legal bike trails on Federal Lands located in California.

LEGAL BIKE TRAILS IN CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
California has 278 State Parks.

Bicycles are permitted along all Public roadways that are open to vehicles, (paved and unpaved). All other trails in State Parks are off limits to cyclists unless they are specifically designated as a bike trail.

Click Here! for information on legal bike trails located in specific California State Parks.

LEGAL BIKE TRAILS ON COUNTY LAND IN CALIFORNIA

Click Here! for information on legal bike trails on County Lands located in California.

 
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