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The IMBA EPICS designation denotes a true backcountry riding experience. IMBA EPICS are what many mountain bikers live for and make travel plans around: immersive rides that are technically and physically challenging, beautiful to behold and worthy of celebration. We thank the many IMBA chapters, other trail groups and land managers that support these great rides.
Get out there and explore! 


Aspen Snowmass Mega Loop, Aspen, CO | Galena Grinder, Sun Valley, ID
Heaphy Track, Nelson, New Zealand | Johnson Pass, Kenai Peninsula, AK
Mohican State Park MTB Trail, Loudonville, OH | Old Ghost Road, Nelson, New Zealand
Sininen Saavutus Trail, Hossa National Park, Finland | South Boundary Trail, Taos, NM
Tsali Loops, Bryson City, NC

See the exact criteria and full list of EPICS below.

What makes an EPICS ride, epic?

  • Demanding, mostly singletrack trail experience in a natural setting

  • Denotes a true backcountry riding experience in remote settings

  • One that is technically and physically challenging

  • More than 80 percent singletrack

  • At least 20 miles in length

  • EPICS route is mapped on or other online mapping source

Armstrong to Strawberry, Lake Tahoe, California

Aspen Snowmass Mega Loop, Aspen, Colorado

Australian Alpine Epic, Australia

Bangtail Divide, Bozeman, Montana

Big Boulder Trail, Downieville, California

Big South Fork/All 5 Ride,
Oneida, Tennessee

Black Canyon Trail, Arizona

Buffalo Creek Trails, Pine, Colorado

Bull Mountain, Dahlonega, Georgia

Cannell Trail, Sherman Pass, California

Colorado Trail (Southern Segments), Durango, Colorado

Curt Gowdy State Park, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Douthat State Park, Clifton Forge, Virginia

Ellicottville Trail, Ellicottville, New York 

Fresno-Sauceda Loop, Big Bend State Park, Texas

Galena Grinder, Sun Valley, ID

Goodwater Trail, Lake Georgetown, Texas

Gauley Headwaters, Slatyfork, West Virginia

Grand Targhee LoopWyoming

Heaphy Track, South Island, New Zealand

High Country Pathway, Michigan

Hurricane Cliffs, Hurricane, Utah

Johnson Pass, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Kerr Scott Trails, Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, Arkansas

Laugavegur Route, Iceland

Mohican State Park MTB Trail, Loudonville, Ohio

Ouachita National Recreation Trail, Arkansas

Maah Daah Hey Trail, Medora, North Dakota

Mid Mountain Trail, Park City, Utah

Monarch Crest, Poncha Springs/Salida, Colorado

Mountain Hero, Carcross, Yukon, Canada

North Umpqua Trail, Roseburg, Oregon

Old Ghost Road, Westport, New Zealand

Plains of Abraham, Cougar, Washington

Rattling Creek, Lykens, Pensylvania

Rock Lake, Cable, Wisconsin 

Roth Rock Ride, State College, Pennsylvania

Seven Summits Trail, Rossland, British Columbia

Sininen Saavutus Trail, Hossa National Park, Finland

South Boundary Trail, Taos, New Mexico

South Yuba, Nevada City, California

Southern Traverse, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks, Seneca, West Virginia

Surveyor's Ridge Loop, Oregon

Syllamo Trails, Mountain View, AR

Tahoe Rim Trail, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Tsali, Bryson City, North Carolina

Upper Buffalo, Arkansas

Waldo Lake, Oakridge, Oregon

Warner Lake, South Chilcotins, British Columbia

The Womble, Hot Springs, Arkansas 

W2, Afan Forest Park, Wales 


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