Mountain Biking Trails


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The United States is full of amazing trails for both hiking and biking. When it comes to mountain biking, not only are you getting the thrill of whipping through the woods on a narrow single track, but also you are gifted with the awesomeness of the surrounding scenery. Each and every state in the US has a variety of biking trails for all skill levels. Below is list of the best mountain biking trails in each of the 50 states. Check out the one in your state and see if you know it. Then explore the other states and maybe on your next road trip you could find a new favorite trail.

http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/the-top-mountain-bike-trails-in-the-usa-state-by-state/

 

OC Santa AnnaIn Orange County California, Santa Anna River Trail follows along the Santa Anna River for 30 miles within Orange County. The trail continues outside the county for an additional 40 miles. This trail is an excellent recreational trail with walkers, joggers, bike riders, and horse riders. It is a great way to get to the ocean if you live in the area or are visiting. Caution must be taken at time as this is an urban trail for the most part and travel at night can be dangerous. Check out a map and further details below.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/trail-360176-river-mile.html

 

 

 

mountain-biking-oregonBiking in Oregon is one of the many treats of the great state. Oregon is one of the most scenic states in the country. The state is also very biker friendly, especially in the northwest section near Portland. From biking amongst tower evergreens to single track along the Deschutes River in the high desert of central Oregon, you are bound to find a bike trail that tickles your fancy. Check out the article below to learn about 5 scenic bike trails in Oregon.

http://www.oregonlive.com/cycling/index.ssf/2012/05/five_secluded_cycling_routes_i.html

 

coastal bike rideThere isn’t much better than biking along a trail on a coastline. There is something about being on a bike as you travel along the expanse of the ocean. Driving along a coastline is amazing in its own right, but for some reason doing it on a bike is all the more thrilling. I think it has to do with the connection of the earth you get when you are on a bike as opposed to a car. You just feel more grounded and combine that with the awesomeness of the ocean and you have yourself a real treat. Check out the article below for some of the best coastal bike trails.

http://www.coastalliving.com/travel/coastal-bike-trails/lake-trail

 

 

 

death-roadWhen it comes to thrill seekers and bike riding, there isn’t much that compares with Bolivia’s Yungas Road, also called “Death Road”. This road travels from the Andes mountains to the valley below and is a continuous downhill for 64 km. What makes it so harrowing is the steep cliffs on both sides of the road, uneven terrain (this is not a well maintained road), nasty weather, crazy drivers, and unexpected obstacles. This road is not for the faint of heart. Many people, even bike riders, have died on this road. So proceed with caution. If you ever find yourself in Bolivia, with a bike, nerves of steel, and a need for thrill seeking. This might be your ticket. Check out more below.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/bicyclists-defy-bolivias-death-road-1430127002