Mountain biking is an exhilarating—and poetic—way to move through the Applegate Valley. There are bike-friendly trails that traverse a variety of habitats, from open savannahs with manzanita and chaparral to damp galleries of old growth forest. The trails vary in difficulty, but the most popular (and most intermediate) route is the 17.2 mile-loop around Applegate Lake. Without super-long grades, it’s more a glee-ride than a slog. Beginners can count on three hours to complete the route.
Please note that the Applegate trails are primarily used as hiking routes. Please ride safely and with full consideration of hikers. Do not ride the trails in wet conditions.
Click the links below for more information about Applegate Valley’s most popular routes for mountain-bikers.