Where to Find Good Downhill Mountain Bike Trails

Downhill mountain bike trails are everywhere. State parks, nature preserves, national forests, and city parks all boast different options for the trail-oriented mountain biker.

Knowing what you want in a trail is important. If you are a beginner, you should stick to easier trails so you can get used to the feel of your downhill mountain bike. If you are a somewhat more advanced downhill mountain biker, and want a challenge, go on a trail that will provide that challenge for you.

It is important to know that the trail you are biking on is approved for mountain biking before you start your descent! Some trails in forests and preserves are dual trails - meant for both hikers and mountain bikers - while some are meant for hikers only. You always want to check before you embark on a downhill mountain bike trek to make sure you are on a trail that has been approved for mouintain biking.