Fresno Area Mountain Bike Trails
Central California is blessed with extensive mountain biking opportunities.
There are many local trails to choose from ranging from beginner to expert in difficulty. Be sure to see the links on the drop down function in the menu bar for more information
For the lower elevation trails it is not recommended that you attempt to ride in the summer without prior knowledge of the conditions, as the heat can be lethal.
The good news is there are many Alpine options in the Sierra’s close by. Thank you to all of the many volunteers for the countless trail maintenance hours completed by CCORC.
Great for all level of riders. Look for CCORC weekday night rides here…
Excellent ride in the cooler months. Great for all level of riders.
San Joaquin River Gorge formerly known as Squaw’s Leap: another excellent singletrack trail which is best ran clockwise. Challenging climb and roller coaster fast descents. Be sure to check such a California off-road cyclists website for future Club rides at this location. The annual blazing saddles takes place here At the San Joaquin River Gorge.
This is my favorite trail which consists of primarily singletrack. This trail offers both excellent training rides and longer all-day rides. Warning do not attempt to ride in the summer alone or without large Camelback.
Again do not attempt to ride in the summer alone and/or without large Camelback. This map with give one many options to find a ride along the SJRT.
If it’s hot in the Valley, don’t let that stop you from riding your bike. This great trail provides excellent bike riding opportunities for those of all levels. I recommend you park at Lewis Creek and take a single track up to to the resort. However for lesser difficulty one can park in the resort parking lot.
Dam to Dome: Park at the dam parking lot. The climb for this ride allows for two options one can take the fire road or 007. Beautiful views and screaming singletrack whoop-de-do descent. (Coming Soon)
Goat Mountain: Another great mountain bike escape. You have two options on this trail: start at Spring Cove or take the ninja up.
Whiskey Falls: Great ride. Great place to camp. (Coming Soon)
Tour de Granite: Fast climbs, technical climbs, hike a bike climbs fast downhills, and technical downhills. Home of the legendary Team Spatdog’s Annual Tour de Granite Race. (Coming Soon)
Shuteye Peak: Nice long ride. 2-3 hours of straight climbing. Then an hour of fast downhilling.
Shaver Lake Loop: Difficulty: Expert/Sport, Mileage: 22 miles
Park behind Ken’s Market and follow trail through Camp Edison to Bikini Cove. Then ride along Highway 168 before turning right on SCE access road near Sierra Marina
*Some Trail maps are from Spatdog and Tri-sport. Some trail desciprtions from Fresno Bee article ”FresnoBee.com: Outdoors: The skinny on fat-tire trails by Marek Warszawski