Two Wheels, Infinite Experiences
Bicycles are a great way to explore parks with friends and loved ones on the road or the trail.
You don't have to be an Olympian to cycle across our national parks – many locations include relaxing escapes and scenic tours. For those more adventurous in nature, several parks offer challenging routes to test your endurance and balance. No matter which paths you take, make sure you are respectful of the land and other bikers so that the experience is enjoyable for everyone.
Find Your Trail
- Wheel across hundreds of miles of bike trails in Big Bend National Park in Texas
- Coast back into time through Valley Forge
- Gear up with nature in Greater Jamaica Bay
- Pedal a larger-than-life ride at the Big South Fork, the first national park awarded by the International Mountain Biking Association as an “Epic Ride”
- Check posted signs and maps to make sure you stay on designated roads and trails suitable for bicycling.
- Visit park websites to check for any recent road closures.
- Always wear appropriate safety gear – even for short joy rides a helmet is a must.
- Obey all traffic laws when riding on roadways, and share the road with other bikers and vehicles.
- Some trails can be remote – make sure you have ample supplies to be prepared for any situation that may arise such as flat tires or lights for when visibility is low.
- Lock you bike when you go exploring but please only secure your bike to appropriate structures or park-supplied bike racks.
- Weather can change quickly in some of the parks, be sure you have dressed appropriately for a range of conditions.
- Nature is all around, so be prepared for local fauna -- whether it is small insects to even large cattle!
Other Parks to Bike
- Regale the twisted spires of Badlands National Park
- Meander through the Big Cypress National Preserve
- Rock hop through Canyonlands National Park
- Get some sun at Cape Cod National Seashore
- Challenge yourself in Colorado National Monument
- Go vehicle free at Crater Lake National Park
- Traverse rails to trails in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
- Identify new plants in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
- Live a day in Death Valley National Park
- See the pinelands in Everglades National Park
- Scale a mountain in Grand Teton National Park
- Water-side around Lake Mead National Recreation Area
- See monumental sites at the National Mall & Memorial Parks
- Traverse a diverse terrain in Point Reyes National Seashore