There are many opportunities to bicycle in the mountain air of El Dorado County. Biking in spring and fall can be especially enjoyable, when nature is colorful and temperatures are mild.
Although bicycling on narrow, curvy country roads can be precarious for rider and driver alike, there are many trails available that are designed with safe biking in mind. Here are just a few:
El Dorado Trail - Placerville to Smith Flat. A popular walking, biking and horse riding trail. Nicely paved, it meanders through scenic areas. More...
Salmon Falls Mountain Bike Trail - El Dorado Hills. Moderate 12 miles (intermediate to advanced difficulty). Trailhead is north of the Salmon Falls Bridge, on the left. More...
Tahoe Rim Trail - The section of the TRT between Tahoe City and Tahoe Vista is great alpine riding, with a little of everything. Much is singletrack. Excellent technical riding. More...
American River Bicycle Path - Folsom Lake State Recreation Area's 32-mile long paved bicycle path links the lake with many other county parks along the way before ending in Sacramento. Beginning at Beal's Point at the lake to Discovery Park in Old Sacramento, the trail goes by the southwest corner of the lake, the west shore of Lake Natoma, and the American River. The bike path is considered to be one of the finest of its kind in the nation. The paved path is completed on both the west and east shores. Solar powered 911 yellow phone boxes have been placed along the bike path and are spaced at 1 mile intervals. More...
Biking in the Eldorado National Forest
Auburn State Recreation Area
Auburn-Cool Trail (ACT)
Biking in the Auburn SRA
Ice House Bike Trail
Union Valley Bike Trail
Tahoe Mountain Bike Trail
Biking in the Lake Tahoe Basin
Lake Tahoe Paved Bike Paths
Mountain Biking at Lake Tahoe
Bike Rentals at Lake Tahoe
Mountain Sports Center, Camp Richardson, SLT
Mountain Bike Rentals
Bike Accessories & Repairs
Biking/Hiking Information (maps, guidebooks)
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute