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Mountain biking in California is one of the best ways to explore more of this area of United States of America. To help you experience the best the region has to offer, we’ve reviewed our full collection of mountain bike routes to bring you the top 20. Just click on any of the routes below to browse real tips and photos shared by other members of Komoot’s mountain biking community, to see what they liked most about these Tours—and to find the perfect mountain bike route for your next ride.


The 20 best MTB rides in California

    1
    Intermediate
    03:12
    24.9 mi
    7.8 mph
    1,525 ft
    7,875 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    2
    Difficult
    03:04
    16.3 mi
    5.3 mph
    3,050 ft
    3,125 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 3
    Difficult
    04:11
    22.6 mi
    5.4 mph
    4,650 ft
    4,650 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    4
    Difficult
    05:45
    38.7 mi
    6.7 mph
    4,825 ft
    4,825 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    5
    Intermediate
    01:58
    13.2 mi
    6.7 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,575 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    6
    Difficult
    01:37
    12.9 mi
    8.0 mph
    950 ft
    4,850 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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    7
    Intermediate
    01:34
    9.26 mi
    5.9 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    8
    Easy
    00:41
    4.09 mi
    6.1 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    9
    Intermediate
    01:19
    8.07 mi
    6.1 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    10
    Intermediate
    01:20
    9.87 mi
    7.4 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.
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    11
    Intermediate
    01:41
    8.91 mi
    5.3 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,700 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    12
    Difficult
    06:48
    31.4 mi
    4.6 mph
    7,050 ft
    7,050 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
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    13
    Easy
    00:56
    5.82 mi
    6.2 mph
    725 ft
    750 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    14
    Intermediate
    01:30
    6.60 mi
    4.4 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    15
    Intermediate
    03:01
    16.6 mi
    5.5 mph
    2,850 ft
    2,850 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
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    16
    Intermediate
    00:59
    4.84 mi
    4.9 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    17
    Intermediate
    02:38
    19.5 mi
    7.4 mph
    1,200 ft
    3,400 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    18
    Easy
    01:45
    11.7 mi
    6.7 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    19
    Difficult
    03:31
    21.1 mi
    6.0 mph
    3,275 ft
    3,275 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    20
    Intermediate
    02:21
    11.6 mi
    4.9 mph
    2,575 ft
    2,575 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
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