Sitting at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, California’s capital city of Sacramento provides access to hundreds of miles of single and doubletrack mountain bike terrain for riders of every ability. Easy trails along the river and canals can be found in the flat Sacramento valley while the foothills offer undulating flow trails for the more experienced mountain bikers. And those who really want to shred the gnar will find hair-raising downhills lined with rocks and roots.
The area is blowing up so quickly as a mountain bike destination that even Trailforks has to play catch-up to add all of the newly developed trails to its digital system. Add in the thriving food and beer scenes, and Sacramento makes a strong case for being NorCal’s most epic mountain bike destination. Here’s how to make the most out of your time here.