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NPS Units That Allow Mountain Biking on Dirt Trails and Dirt Roads

The National Park Service units listed on this page allow bicycling on some dirt trails and roads.

Not all of the riding options are highly publicized. Be sure to check with park officials before riding a trail or road if it is not clearly marked as allowing bike access.

To find more information on each NPS unit, visit www.nps.gov/parks.html

Photo: Riding the dirt roads in Big Bend National Park (TX).

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NPS Units That Allow Mountain Biking on Dirt Trails

Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida

Bicycles are allowed on the 25-30 miles of trail in the Bear Island Unit and some trails elsewhere

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Tennessee

More than 30 miles of trail

Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas

The 18-mile Big Sandy horse and bike trail

Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico

The Wijiji, Casa Chiquita, Kin Klizhin trails total 27 miles

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia

Check out the Sope Creek unit and get your ride permit first

Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Oklahoma

Twenty-two miles of trails

City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho

Two trails cover 5 miles

Everglades National Park, Florida

Three trails totaling more than 11 miles are open to bikes

Fort Dupont National Park, District of Columbia

About eight miles of singletrack open to bikes

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

The Marin Headlands has a few trails open to bikes

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Nearly four miles of the North Rim's Arizona Trail are singletrack

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Idaho

Head out on the 8-mile Rim-to-River Trail

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Cinder trails on the island

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada

Seven miles of trail on two routes

Mammoth Caves National Park, Kentucky

Approximately 17 miles of singletrack

New River National River, West Virginia

Two trails totaling approximately 15 miles

Olympic National Park, Washington

The 4-mile Spruce Railroad Trail is open to bikes

Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico

Ride on trails around three old cinder cones

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Many trails allow bikes

Redwoods National Park, California

Fifty-one miles of singletrack split between the national and state park

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California

Multiple trails, ranging from beginner to expert

Saguaro National Park, Arizona

The Cactus Forest Trail is 2.5 miles

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, California

Approximately 64 miles of singletrack

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Several longer routes totaling more than 50 miles are open to bikes

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

A few lesser-known, beautiful trails are open to bicycles

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NPS Units That Allow Mountain Biking on Dirt Roads

Acadia National Park, Maine

This park allows bikes on its backcountry carriage roads, dirt roads, and most administrative roads

Amistad National Recreation Area, Texas

Go for a ride on old fire roads and other designated areas

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Bikes are allowed on all dirt roads

Big Bend National Park, Texas

More than 160 miles of backcountry dirt roads await

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

The epic 100-mile White Rim rugged jeep road

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Several long dirt road routes

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, D.C., West Virginia, Maryland

Take a multi-day ride on the 180-mile dirt and crushed rock canal towpath

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Idaho

Take in the riding on the Goodale's Cutoff dirt road

Death Valley National Park, California

Many miles of backcountry dirt roads

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania

Twelve miles of loops, mostly dirt complement the 5 miles of McDade Recreation Trail currently completed

Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado, Utah

More than 81 miles of dirt roads

El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico

Bikes are allowed on doubletrack that is open to motors

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona, Utah

Several thirty-plus mile routes

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Miles of dirt roads on the south and north rims

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Three routes to choose from

Great Falls Park, Virginia

Some carriage roads are open to bikes

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

The Gatlinburg Trail, Oconaluftee Trail and lower Deep Creek Trail allow bikes

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Idaho

Check out the Pump Station Road, open to bikes, but not vehicles

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

It's not dirt here - you'll be riding on cinder

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Roads open to vehicles are open to mountain bikes

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada

Mountain bikes welcome on most dirt roads

Little River Canyon National Preserve, Arkansas

Ten backcountry routes in the Wildlife Management Area

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona

Bikes are allowed on designated roads, including dirt routes

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Several dirt roads are open to mountain bikes

Prince William Forest Park, Virginia

Ten miles on a network of fire roads

Redwoods National Park, California

An 8-mile dirt road

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California

Multiple dirt roads, ranging from beginner to expert terrain

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

All dirt roads are open to bikes, except in Wilderness areas

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, California

Bikes are allowed on many dirt roads

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Some long dirt road routes

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Several dirt/gravel routes

 

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