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IMBA Epics Rides


With the addition of new Model Trail classifications in recent years, IMBA has returned the Epics to the original intent of the designation—demanding, singletrack adventures in a natural setting. The 2013 class of Epics celebrates true backcountry riding experiences that are technically and physically challenging, more than 80 percent singletrack and at least 20 miles in length. All of theses Epics feature offer amazing opportunities to interact with the natural world. Existing Epics that meet this criteria will retain Epic status. We have also created an IMBA Epics Hall of Fame to recognize the rides we have honored in the past but no longer meet the new criteria.


Epics Rides

Bangtail DivideBozeman, Montana
Big South Fork/All 5 Ride
Oneida, Tennessee
Buffalo Creek TrailsPine, Colorado
Bull MountainDahlonega, Georgia
Colorado Trail (Southern Segments)Durango, Colorado
Curt Gowdy State ParkCheyenne, Wyoming
Ellicottville TrailEllicottville, New York

Fresno-Sauceda LoopBig Bend State Park, Texas

Hurricane CliffsHurricane, Utah

Maah Daah Hey TrailMedora, North Dakota

Mid Mountain TrailPark City, Utah
North Umpqua TrailRoseburg, Oregon

Plains of AbrahamCougar, Washington

Rattling CreekLykens, Penssylvania

Rock LakeCable, Wisconsin

Roth Rock RideState College, Pennsylvania
Seven Summits TrailRossland, British Columbia
Tahoe Rim TrailLake Tahoe, Nevada

Waldo LakeOakridge, Oregon
Warner LakeSouth Chilcotins, British Columbia
The WombleHot Springs, Arkansas

W2Afan Forest Park, Wales

Hall of Fame Epics Rides

Alafia River,Brandon, Florida
Bernina Express
Graubunden, Switzerland
Berryman TrailPotosi, Missouri
The Big Boulder TrailDownieville, California
Black Rock, Falls City, Oregon
Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, Nevada
Brown County State ParkNashville, Indiana
Buckhorn Loop, Santa Barbara, California
Comfortably Numb, Whistler, British Columbia
Copper Harbor Trails, Copper Harbor, Michigan
CortinaCortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Cuyamaca to Noble CanyonJulian, California
Douthat State ParkClifton Forge, Virginia

The Edge LoopFruita, Colorado
Forks Area Trail SystemSumter National Forest, South Carolina

Gauley HeadwatersSlatyfork, West Virginia

Georgia Pinhoti TrailNorthern Georgia

Henry CoeMorgan Hill, California

High Country PathwayPigeon River State Forest, Michigan

The Kentucky Camp Trail

Patagonia, Arizona
Kingdom TrailsEast Burke, Vermont

Levis-Trow MoundNeillsville, Wisconsin

Loon Lake TrailMcCall, Idaho

MoCo LoopMontgomery County, Maryland

Monarch CrestPoncha Springs/Salida, Colorado
Mountain HeroCarcross, Yukon
The Nan EpicNorth Conway, New Hampshire
Oak MountainOak Mountain State Park, Alabama

Ray's Indoor Bike ParkCleveland, Ohio

Skookum Flats TrailEnumclaw, Washington

The Southern TraverseHarrisonburg, Virginia

Syllamo TrailsMountain View, Arkansas

South YubaNevada City, California

Spruce Knob-Seneca RocksSeneca, West Virginia
SwitchgrassWilson, Kansas

Tanasi TrailsOcoee, Tennessee

Telegraph TrailsDurango, Colorado