1,001 Trails in California

Rank Trail Name Difficulty Length (mi) Rating City
1. Downieville Downhill Advanced 16.0 ***** Downieville
2. Forest Of Nisene Marks and Soquel Demonstration Forest Advanced 20.0 ***** Santa Cruz
3. Tahoe Rim Trail Intermediate 165.0 **** Tahoe City
4. Camp Tamarancho Intermediate 10 ***** Marin
5. Northstar Bike Park Advanced 125.0 ***** Truckee
6. Big Bear Mountain Resort Intermediate 20 ***** Big Bear Lake
7. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride Advanced 20.0 ***** South Lake Tahoe
8. Mammoth Mountain Resort Advanced 80.0 **** Mammoth Lakes
9. Mount Lowe Railway Intermediate 11.0 ***** Pasadena
10. Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Intermediate 20.0 **** Laguna Beach
11. 1st / 2nd / 3rd Divide (Downieville Downhill) Advanced 17.0 ***** Downieville
12. Hole In The Ground Advanced 17.0 ***** Truckee
13. San Juan Trail Advanced 11.0 ***** San Juan Capistrano
14. Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Beginner 15.0 **** Lake Forest
15. Noble Canyon Advanced 15.0 ***** San Diego
16. Big Laguna Trail Intermediate 8.0 **** Pine Valley
17. Annadel State Park Intermediate 35.0 **** Santa Rosa
18. Fort Ord Public Lands Intermediate 86.0 **** Monterey
19. The Luge Intermediate 8.0 **** Lake Forest
20. El Corte De Madera Creek Open Space Intermediate 40.0 **** Woodside
21. Pioneer Trail Intermediate 25.0 **** Nevada City
22. Turnbull Canyon Intermediate 29.0 **** Whittier
23. El Prieto Advanced 9.0 **** Altadena
24. Emigrant Trail Beginner 20.0 **** Truckee
25. Henry W. Coe State Park Intermediate 9.0 **** Morgan Hill
26. Mills Peak Intermediate 15.0 ***** Graeagle
27. Solstice Advanced 13 ***** Fairfax
28. Lake Hodges Beginner 14.0 **** San Diego
29. Old Flume Trail / South Yuba Trail Advanced 10.0 **** Nevada City
30. Gabrielino Trail Advanced 15.0 ***** Los Angeles
31. Pogonip Open Space Intermediate 5.0 **** Santa Cruz
32. West Cuesta Ridge Advanced 15.0 ***** San Luis Obispo
33. Fullerton Loop Beginner 12.0 **** Fullerton
34. Corral Trail Beginner 2.0 ***** South Lake Tahoe
35. Donner Lake Rim Trail Advanced 15.0 ***** Truckee
36. Boggs Forest Intermediate 12.0 **** Cobb
37. Idyllwild Park Advanced 0.0 ***** Idyllwild
38. Just Outstanding Intermediate 13.0 ***** Kernville
39. Clementine / Forresthill Connector Trail Intermediate 4.0 ***** Auburn
40. The Cannell Plunge Advanced 30.0 ***** Kernville
41. Cougar Crest Intermediate 3.0 ***** Big Bear City
42. Camuesa Connector Trail Intermediate 10.0 ***** Santa Barbara
43. UCSC Intermediate 5.0 ***** Santa Cruz
44. Salmon Falls Intermediate 14.0 **** Folsom
45. Clementine Loop Advanced 11.0 ***** Auburn
46. Foresthill Divide Intermediate 11.0 **** Auburn
47. Sycamore Canyon Intermediate 15.0 **** Santee
48. Jesusita Advanced 7.0 **** Santa Barbara
49. McGill Trail Intermediate 5.0 ***** Frazier Park
50. China Camp Beginner 12.0 **** Marin