With this top 10 list, I aimed for geographic diversity but without sacrificing ride quality. On this list, you’ll find trails from all four corners of the lower 48 states and even a trail in the Midwest, of all places. Of course, most of this list is naturally anchored in the Western USA, but that’s for a good reason: it’s tough to compete with the scale and the caliber of the superb mountain biking in the Rocky Mountains!
And yet, diversity still reigns. These trail selections serve up dry, rocky desert riding on the Hiline trail in Sedona, Arizona. Endless alpine views from the Monarch Crest Trail in Salida, Colorado. Lush rainforest jump lines at Galbraith Mountain in Bellingham, Washington. And so, so much more!
Whatever your preferred flavor of riding and whichever corner of the nation you choose to visit, dive into this list to discover your next world-class must-do mountain bike ride!