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California National Recreation Trails

The ten newest NRTs in California:

NRTBrowse all National Recreation Trails in California: There are 1186.57 miles of NRTs in California and 93 trails!

Visit California's "Featured" National Recreational Trails for the most recently designated trail(s)

Visit the National Recreation Trails website to learn more about the NRT program and access over 1,200 NRTs from across the country

California Bicycling and Mountain Biking


    California Bicycle Coalition promotes competent bicycling as a safe, clean, fun and healthy means of transportation and recreation:

    Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay is the second oldest mountain bike advocacy group in the United States:

    The Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association works for multi-use trails within the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California:

    East Bay Bicycle Coalition promotes bicycling for transportation and recreation:

    Folsom-Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition:

    Bicycle Trails Council of Marin has trail maps, events, and a newsletter:

    Access4Bikes works for equal access for bikes on the public trails of Marin County:

    Mount Wilson Bicycling Association is an IMBA Chapter that maintains trails in the San Gabriel Mountains:

    Mountain biking in the Whiskeytown, Redding, and Shasta Lake areas:

    Northern California Mountain Biking Association works to unite grassroots organizations working together to advocate for appropriate access for mountain bicyclists:

    Orange County area SHARE is a resource for equestrian as well as bike and hiking trails:

    Pasadena Mountain Bike Club has rides, photos, and other information:

    Redding Mountain Biking has photos and trail information and plans weekend trips as well as local rides:

    Responsible Organized Mountain Pedalers is the mountain cycling advocacy and social group for San Mateo and Santa Clara counties:

    Sacramento Bike Hikers promotes bicycling in the Sacramento urban area:

    San Diego Mountain Biking Association has a ride guide, volunteer projects, and events:

    San Diego County, California - A Bicyclist's Paradise" at

    San Diego County Bicycle Coalition has maps, events, news, commuting, and bike routes:

    Newsletters, rides, events, and photos from Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association:

    The goal for SoCalMTB is to be a complete source for trails in Southern California:

California Equestrian Trails


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California Greenways and Community Trails


    Santa Clara County Parks has park and trail information:

    Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Association maintains a variety of other links to northern California parks and trails at:

    Santa Cruz Circle Trail is described and mapped at:

    Sonoma County's Coalition for the Outdoor Recreation Plan advocates for an extensive, diverse, and sensible system of trails:

    Stanford Area Trails work to improve the trail system in the Stanford area for walking, running, biking, and horseback riding:

    Trail Center provides volunteers and resources for San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties:

    Trails 4 All is a group dedicated to coordinating volunteer trail projects and fund raising for trail stewardship:

    Warrior's Society is made up of cyclists, trail runners, and hikers dedicated to improving and protecting trails in the Trabuco District of the Cleveland National Forest in Orange County:

    Yreka Creek Greenway is a natural streamside area five miles along Yreka and Greenhorn Creeks:


California Hiking Trails



California Long-Distance Trails



California Off-Highway Vehicle Trails


    For information on 4X4, Motorcyle, ATV, Sand Rail, Dune Buggy, Snowmobile, and any other off-road recreation, see California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division's page:

    California Off Road Vehicle Association is the California state-wide organization that represents all forms of motorized off-highway recreation:

    California Dirtbike & ATV Riding Areas has trail maps and detailed information on many arreas:

    California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs:

    Grass Valley 4 Wheelers have trail rides, trips, and conservation activities:

    Lost Coast 4x4's are in the Humboldt Couinty area:

    Marin County Motorcycle Association maintains a 1200 acre trail riding area 35 miles north of San Francisco:

    Northern California chapter of Toyota Territory Off-Roader's Association:

California Rail Trails and Canal Trails


California Snow Trails


California Waterway and Boating Trails


California Statewide Advocacy and Resources


California State Trails Program


California Outdoor Recreation




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