A Complete List Of Downhill Bike Parks in the US + Opening Dates! [2022]

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Find the best bike park near you with this complete guide to lift-served downhill mountain bike parks in the US from East coast to West coast
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Over the past few decades, many winter ski resorts have jumped on board with transforming their mountainous terrain into summer lift-served bike park playgrounds. Riders can find machine-built flow tracks, old-school downhill lines, freeride trails with jumps and tabletops, and manmade features like wooden wall rides, drops, and ramps. And let me tell you, they are fun. Bike parks are also a great way to build skills and confidence and even fitness. Despite getting a lift to the top, downhill mountain biking is still a workout!

If you’re new to bike parks, you might be surprised that there are dozens of them scattered throughout the US. From the gold standard of Deer Valley in Utah to the small but mighty Highland Bike Park in New Hampshire, almost every state with mountains has at least one bike park to its name (sorry Oklahoma and Kansas…).

So if you’re looking to try some lift-served mountain biking for the first time or you’re planning an awesome summer mountain bike road trip, I’ve gathered together a list of every bike park in the US so that you can spend more time riding awesome trails!

Ready to shred? Below is a comprehensive list of lift-served and bus shuttled mountain bike parks across the US. Which ones are on your bike-it list?

Please note: I do my best to keep this comprehensive post up-to-date. If you have information that is not listed or changes that need to be made, please drop me a line.

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Looking for bike parks north of the border? Check out my complete list of lift-served bike parks in Canada.


Alaska

Alyeska Bike Park | Girdwood, AK

  • Opening day: June 10, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 13 miles
  • Lifts: Bear Cub Quad and Ted’s Express
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Vertical drop: 1,348 ft
  • Website & Trail Map: Alyeska Resort

Alyeska is the one and only bike park in Alaska. Located about an hour outside of Anchorage, Alyeska is home to both professionally built flow tracks with tabletops and jumps as well as old-school DH runs – all accessed by chairlifts.

There is singletrack for all abilities from beginners to experts. And the views? Awesome, as would be expected for Alaska. Explore the terrain on your own or sign up for a lesson, private tour, or women’s clinic.

Alyeska also hosts an annual mountain bike festival at the end of the season, usually in September.

Mountain biker riding down bike park trail in Alaska with fjord and mountains in background
Image courtesy of Alyeska Bike Park

Arizona

Sunrise Park Resort | Greer, AZ

  • Opening day: May 27th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 16 miles
  • Lifts: Lift 1 and Lift VIII
  • Vertical drop: 1,325 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Sunrise Park Resort
  • Other info: Only open on weekends; e-bikes allowed

Sunrise is Arizona’s lone bike park and it has a small-town, laidback vibe. Located in Greer, Arizona on the eastern side of the state, Sunrise Park Resort is owned by the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Here, you’ll find mostly old-school trails that are a mix of terrain for beginners and intermediates. There are about 16 miles of trail at Sunrise Bike Park and it’s a fun experience if you find yourself out that way!

Sunrise is typically only open on the weekends, but sometimes they’re closed for events. Be sure to call to check that they are indeed open.


Arkansas

Lake Leatherwood DH | Eureka Springs, AR

  • Opening day: Open year-round
  • Miles of trail: 6 miles (not including the nearby XC trails)
  • Lifts: Shuttle bus
  • Vertical drop: 372 ft
  • Bike rentals: No
  • Website & Trail Map: Bike Eureka Springs

The Lake Leatherwood Gravity Project in Lake Leatherwood City Park near Eureka Springs is a killer network of downhill trails in northwestern Arkansas.

There are seven trails that start at one of two hubs and you access the hubs via a shuttle bus that runs every 10-15 minutes. North Hub drops you into DH4, DH5, DH6, and DH7 while South Hub is the launchpad for DH1, DH2, and DH3. Each of these DH trails is dialed. Think massive berms, tabletops, rock gardens, jumps, and huge features that I will probably never hit.

The trails range from green to doubleblack and while beginners could ride those trails, this park is best suited for high-intermediate and expert riders.

If you want to stay for a few days, I highly recommend camping at the campground in Lake Leatherwood City Park.

Start of downhill mountain bike flow trail at Lake Leatherwood Bike Park in Arkansas
Lake Leatherwood has 7 downhill trails, all starting from main hubs

Buffalo Outdoor Center | Ponca, AR

  • Opening day: Open year-round depending on weather
  • Miles of trail: 11 miles
  • Lifts: Shuttle bus
  • Vertical drop: Unknown
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Buffalo Outdoor Center

Buffalo Outdoor Center in Ponca, Arkansas was originally a small river outfitter offering floats down the Buffalo River but has since been transformed into a premier wilderness resort. In addition to river floats, hiking trails, and even a zip-line, there are also 11 miles of awesome singletrack suited for all levels of riders.

The Buffalo River trails are free and open to the public and there’s even a shuttle bus to tow you and your bike to the top for lap after lap of downhill fun.

The Outdoor Center has cabins, lodges, and an RV park if you’re looking to spend a few days exploring the area.

Beautiful sunset over misty mountains in Arkansas
Enjoy sunsets like this over the Buffalo River in Arkansas

Mt. Nebo State Park | Dardanelle, AR

UPDATE 5/18/2022: THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO SHUTTLES AT MT. NEBO STATE PARK

  • Opening day: Open year-round depending on weather
  • Miles of trail: 14 miles
  • Lifts: Shuttle bus
  • Vertical drop: 1,100 ft
  • Bike rentals: No, but there is a bike shop in nearby Russellville that rents mountain bikes
  • Website & Trail Map: Mt. Nebo State Park

Mt. Nebo State Park is part of Arkansas’s Monument Trails, which is an initiative of Arkansas State Parks to bring professionally built and maintained mountain bike trails to the state. Mt. Nebo has 25 miles of purpose-built singletrack that traverse through beautiful landscapes with spectacular views, waterfalls, pine forests, winding rock gardens, and more.

All the trails can be accessed by leg power (some trails are downhill only, though), but if you prefer a lift there is a Mt. Nebo bus shuttle. Check their Facebook Page to see when the shuttle is running.


California

China Peak | Lakeshore, CA

  • Opening day: July 2nd, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 21 miles
  • Lifts: Chair 1
  • Vertical drop: 1,443 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: China Peak Mountain Resort
  • Other info: Only open on weekends (Saturdays & Sundays)

China Peak is a weekend-only bike park on the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas about 4 hours east of San Francisco. While not huge, it does have a wide range of trails suited for all abilities from mellow two-track to more advanced DH lines.

Mammoth Mountain | Mammoth Lakes, CA

  • Opening day: May 27th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 80+ miles
  • Lifts: Panorama Gondola, Chair 2, Chair 16, Discovery Chair, and village bus shuttle
  • Vertical drop: 5,936 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Mammoth Mountain Bike Park
  • Other info: e-bikes are allowed

I have a love/hate relationship with Mammoth Bike Park. I love it because it’s my home park and I ride it at least 3-4 days a week when I’m home in the summer but as far as kick-ass, dialed bike park awesomeness, it’s kinda lacking… Mammoth could definitely use a few more shaped berms and pro-built features for sure, but where it lacks in bike park flow, it makes up with incredible terrain and epic views.

With over 80 miles of trail and some of the best vistas of any bike park, Mammoth is definitely worth a visit. Just be forewarned, we lovingly like to say that it’s like riding on ‘kitty litter’. The pumicey terrain is loooose!

Mountain bikers on singletrack trail at Mammoth Bike Park in California with tall mountain range in distance
What Mammoth Mountain lacks in bike park features, it makes up for in views

Snow Summit Bike Park | Big Bear, CA

  • Opening day: June 10th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 15 miles
  • Lifts: Chair 1 and Chair 2
  • Vertical drop: 1,158 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Big Bear Mountain Resort
  • Other info: e-bikes are allowed

Snow Summit at Big Bear is located just outside of Los Angeles and it’s pretty awesome. Partially built by Whistler’s Gravity Logic, the trails at Snow Summit are dialed. With features like wooden ramps, dirt jumps, gnarly rock gardens, and flowy berms, Snow Summit is a great place to hone your skills.

Because of its proximity to Los Angeles, it does get busy on the weekends so if you can, try to go during the week.

Snow Valley | Running Springs, CA

  • Opening day: May 21st, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 7 miles
  • Lifts: Snow Valley Express
  • Vertical drop: 849 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Snow Valley Mountain Resort

Snow Valley Resort has recently upped its mountain biking game with machine-built trails ranging from beginner to pro. It’s a small bike park with only about 7 miles of trail, but there’s something for everyone including a pro jump line and a beginner-friendly flow trail, among half a dozen other trails.

The resort also hosts free movie nights on select Fridays throughout the summer season.

Mount Shasta | McCloud, CA

  • Opening day: TBD – May not be open to the general public for 2022
  • Miles of trail: 10 miles
  • Lifts: Marmot Lift, Douglas Lift
  • Vertical drop: 705 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Mount Shasta Bike Park
  • Other info: Only open on weekends

Mount Shasta bike park has a little bit of everything from super fun flow trails, scenic singletrack through old-growth forests, incredible views of Mount Shasta, and a few manmade features like tabletops, drops, and wall rides.

If you have a few days to explore, there are additional miles of cross-country trail in the backcountry where you can catch awesome views of Castle Crags, Lassen, and Mount Shasta.

Northstar | Truckee, CA

  • Opening day: June 10th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 45+ miles
  • Lifts: Big Springs Gondola, Zephyr Express, Vista Express
  • Vertical drop: 1,062 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Northstar Bike Park

Bring your big girl/boy pants to Northstar because there are some legit gnarly trails in this small but mighty bike park. Located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe near Truckee, Northstar is packed with miles of singletrack suited for every level of rider but definitely caters to advanced.

From intimidating prolines with steep rock gardens to fast and flowy bermed trails to cross-country pedals, Northstar covers it all. There are lots of manmade features as well like wooden wall rides, paved berms, ramps, and drops. Like Mammoth, the terrain can be loose, so slap on those knobby tires.

Liftlines do get very long at Northstar, so prepare for a full day at the bike park.

Mountain biker riding down rocky technical section of trail at North Start Bike Park in California
North Star is known for its techy rock gardens

SkyPark @ Santa’s Village | Skyforest, CA

  • Opening day: Open year-round
  • Miles of trail: 7 miles
  • Lifts: None, you must pedal up
  • Vertical drop: 274 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: SkyPark at Santa’s Village
  • Other info: e-bikes are allowed

SkyPark at Santa’s Village is the only bike park on this list that doesn’t have a shuttle or lift to the top. But I included it because what you get for the minimal pedal up is amazing! (Especially if you’re on an e-bike).

There are 7-miles of singletrack at SkyPark and it is all professionally built for mountain bikers. There are flowy bermed tracks, big and small jump lines, manmade features like ramps and wallrides, and so much more.

SkyPark at Santa’s Village truly is like Christmas for mountain bikers. Just be prepared to share it with the crowds. SkyPark is close to LA and sees a lot of traffic. Check out The Loam Wolf’s Tour of SkyPark here.


Colorado

Beaver Creek | Avon, CO

  • Opening day: TBD
  • Miles of trail: 46 miles of cross-country terrain
  • Lifts: Centennial Express Lift
  • Vertical drop: 2,100 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Beaver Creek Resort

Beaver Creek is a great bike park for families and riders that are newer to mountain biking. The trails are mainly easy to moderate cross-country singletrack through beautiful aspen grooves.

However, there is a strict speed limit of 20 mph throughout the park and there is no extreme downhill mountain biking to be found at Beaver Creek.

If you’re looking for more challenging terrain, head 30 minutes east to Vail Resort.

Copper Mountain Resort | Copper Mountain, CO

  • Opening day: June 10th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 18 miles
  • Lifts: Woodward Express and American Eagle
  • Vertical drop: 1,482 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain is a small and laid-back bike park and resort about 1 hour and 45 minutes west of Denver. With 13 trails and 18 miles of riding, Copper Mountain isn’t huge nor is it particularly diverse in terrain, but if you’re looking for a mellow bike park, this could be it!

There are also plenty of other activities to enjoy at the resort such as hiking, swimming, an alpine coaster, and golf.

Evolution Bike Park | Crested Butte, CO

The small town of Crested Butte is surrounded by miles and miles of cross-country mountain bike trails, but sometimes it’s nice to ride up a lift, especially at an elevation of almost 9,000 feet. Evolution Bike Park at Crested Butte is a great way to spend a week or long weekend shredding the trails and enjoying one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Over the past few years, Evolution has grown into a well-rounded bike park with trails and features for all levels. There are fast and flowy beginner trails as well as steep and rocky expert-only runs.

One really cool thing about Evolution Bike Park is that you can connect the bike park trails into the surrounding cross-country trails for longer runs and even more terrain.

Stunning view of Colorado valley near Crested Butte from singletrack mountain biking trail
Crested Butte is home to beautiful singletrack inside and outside the Evolution Bike Park

Granby Ranch | Granby, CO

  • Opening day: TBD
  • Miles of trail: 72 miles including trails outside the bike park
  • Lifts: Quick Draw Express
  • Vertical drop: 839 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Granby Ranch

Located in the heart of Mountain Bike Capital USA between Winter Park, Arapaho National Forest, and Rocky Mountain National Park, Granby Ranch is a popular but laid-back bike park in northern Colorado. It draws mountain bikers from near and far to enjoy its wide range of trails from the easy and fun flow tracks to expert-only runs with big wooden drops and other features.

Granby is known for huge features, plenty of airtime, and wheel smashing rock gardens, but over the past few years, the resort has made a big effort to put in more trails for all levels, including beginners.

Granby Ranch also has a wide network of cross-country trails outside the bike park if you want to get your pedal on.

Keystone Resort | Keystone, CO

  • Opening day: June 22nd, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 100+ miles including backcountry terrain
  • Lifts: Summit Express
  • Vertical drop: 2,303 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Keystone Bike Park

Keystone Resort is home to one of the largest bike parks in the US with over 40 trails and 30 miles of lift-accessed singletrack. The park is known for its raw and rough terrain with aggressive descents, large drops, creative wood features, machine-built berms, and steep rock gardens, but there are plenty of trails for newer or younger riders, too. In fact, Keystone is a great place to progress as a mountain biker because there is such a wide variety of terrain.

Keystone is also a hub for bigger backcountry rides that branch off from the Colorado Trail, expanding the park’s boundaries to over 100 miles of singletrack.

Telluride Bike Park | Telluride, CO

  • Opening day: June 18th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 17 miles
  • Lifts: Gondola and Village Express
  • Vertical drop: 1,243 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Telluride Bike Park

The Telluride Bike Park is new as of 2019 and was designed and built by the professional builders of Gravity Logic. The Park boasts 15 purpose-built trails ranging from cross-country traverses to downhill tech.

Plus, there are miles of additional cross-country trails in the surrounding area, making Telluride an epic destination for any mountain biker.

We rode a small portion of the Telluride Bike Park when we did the Telluride to Moab Hut-to-Hut mountain bike ride.

Mountain biker riding down singletrack trail at Telluride Bike Park in Colorado with tall mountains in the distance
Ride the Telluride Bike Park at the start of the Telluride to Moab Hut-to-Hut trip

Snowmass Bike Park | Aspen, CO

  • Opening day: June 21st, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 50+ miles
  • Lifts: Elk Camp Gondola and Elk Camp Chairlift
  • Vertical drop: 2,925 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Snowmass Bike Park

Located in beautiful Aspen, Colorado the Snowmass Bike Park offers something for every level of rider. From gravity-fed downhill tracks with big features to pedaly cross-country trails through meadows bursting with wildflower, Snowmass is definitely worth a visit for any mountain biker.

In fact, IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) has awarded Aspen’s Roaring Fork Valley (where Snowmass is located) a Gold-Level Ride Center status which basically means it’s one of the best places to mountain bike in the US. Ride through stunning aspen groves, catapult around perfectly shaped berms, glide over sweeping wall rides, and so much more.

Powderhorn Mountain Resort | Palisade, CO

  • Opening day: June 17th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 11 miles
  • Lifts: Flat Top Flyer
  • Vertical drop: 1,650 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Powderhorn Mountain Bike Park is a small resort located on the western side of the state near Grand Junction. While it currently only has 11 miles of lift-served downhill trail to date, they are continuously adding and expanding their bike park including the beginner flow trail Ramble On, which was new for the 2020 season.

At Powderhorn Bike Park you can expect a range of terrain from beginner progressive tracks to the expert Pinball Alley with large features and tough tech. And if you prefer pedaling, there are also uphill-dedicated trails.

Purgatory Bike park | Durango, CO

  • Opening day: June 19th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 45 miles
  • Lifts: Needles Lift and Twilight Lift
  • Vertical drop: 1,512 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Purgatory Bike Park

Located about 30 minutes north of Durango, Purgatory Resort is home to the Purgatory Bike Park. With dozens of miles of trail inside the park and lift access to over 400 miles of backcountry singletrack, Purgatory is a great place to explore Colorado’s southwestern mountain bike terrain.

You can expect both old-school DH tracks here (the first UCI World Downhill Championship was held at Purgatory in 1990) as well as new-school features like tabletops, wall rides, berms, and boardwalks.

Purchase the Mountain Bike Power Pass for full access to Purgatory, Brian Head, and Pajarito Bike Parks.

Steamboat Bike Park | Steamboat Springs, CO

CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON

  • Opening day: NA
  • Miles of trail: 40 miles
  • Lifts: Christie Peak Express
  • Vertical drop: 1,056 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Steamboat Bike Park

Steamboat is investing over $200 million dollars on and around their mountain. Currently, the bike park boasts over 40 miles of downhill and freeride bike trails with terrain suited for all levels of riders. There are expert trails like Rawhide and Buckin’ Bronc that feature wall rides, drops, tabletops, boardwalks, and more. And there are also plenty of intermediate and beginner trails with fast flow and smaller features to help build confidence and skills.

If you’re a true Coloradoan and like to lay down the miles, there are also multi-directional trails for the fitness-focused riders.

Trestle Bike Park | Winter Park, CO

  • Opening day: June 18th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 40+ miles
  • Lifts: Gondola, Eskimo Express, and Olympia
  • Vertical drop: 2,680 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Trestle Bike Park

Trestle Bike Park is perhaps Colorado’s most popular and most dialed bike park. With over 40 miles of gravity-fed singletrack and 3 lifts to sweep you and your bike to the top, it’s no wonder that this park – located two hours from Denver – is such a hit.

At Trestle you’ll find terrain for all levels and with every feature imaginable. From fast and flowy singletrack to big jump lines to gnarly DH tech, Trestle has it all.

Vail Mountain Bike park | Vail, CO

  • Opening day: June 17th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 63 miles
  • Lifts: Eagle Bahn Gondola and Gondola 1
  • Vertical drop: 2,214 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Vail Mountain Resort

With 343 miles of trails, Vail is a one-stop shop for mountain bikers. Not all of this terrain is within the bike park, but Vail does have a huge range of lift-served singletrack ranging from mellow cross-country trails through aspen groves to freeride DH tracks full of wooden features and dirt jumps.

If you do want to head out into the backcountry and surrounding xc trails, you have even more options. If you’re looking for a cliche “Colorado Trail” hit up Grand Traverse Loop. It’s stunningly beautiful.


Connecticut

Powder Ridge Mountain Park | Middlefield, CT

  • Opening day: April 30th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 6 miles
  • Lifts: Bike Lift
  • Vertical drop: 419 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Powder Ridge Bike Park

Connecticut’s first (and only) lift-served bike park, Powder Ridge offers up a variety of professionally-built downhill singletrack with a few manmade features like drops and log rolls. There are currently about 6 miles of trail, but since Powder Ridge is relatively new, I’m sure we can expect more over the next few seasons!

Powder Ridge also supposedly has an airbag to practice jumps and tricks.


Georgia

Jarrod’s Place | Summerville, GA

  • Opening day: Open year-round (weather dependent)
  • Miles of trail: 15 trails (not sure mileage)
  • Lifts: Shuttle bus
  • Vertical drop: Not sure
  • Bike rentals: Yes (e-bikes)
  • Website & Trail Map: Jarrod’s Place

Jarrod’s Place is Georgia’s first and only bike park. It opened in early 2022 and has gotten rave reviews for its dialed, purpose-built trails suited for all levels from beginner to pro. There’s fun flow tracks as well as doubleblack diamonds featuring rugged terrain and mandatory features.

A day or multi-month pass will get you unlimited shuttles and access to bathrooms and a bike wash station.

Additionally, Georgia is actually home to some really great riding, so plan to spend a few weeks exploring the trails in the northwestern part of the state.


Idaho

Bogus Basin | Boise, ID

  • Opening day: TBD
  • Miles of trail: 20 miles
  • Lifts: Morning Star Express
  • Vertical drop: 633 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin Bike Park is a non-profit, community-based recreation area located about 50 minutes outside of Boise, Idaho. The handful of lift-served downhill trails cover almost 20 miles and are suited for beginner mountain bikers all the way up to advanced riders.

But Bogus Basin trails aren’t just confined to the bike park. There’s a large network of cross-country terrain right next door that, combined with the lift-served runs, makes Bogus Basin a mountain bike destination for any rider.

Brundage Mountain Resort | McCall, ID

  • Opening day: June 17th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 26 miles
  • Lifts: BlueBird Quad
  • Vertical drop: 1,555 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Brundage Mountain Resort

Brundage Mountain Resort is home to the ever-expanding Brundage Mountain Bike Park. With over 29 miles of gravity-fed fun, here you’ll find everything from expert-level terrain to more cross-country style riding on the south side of the mountain.

There are technical rock gardens, old-school flow, big berms, drops, log rides, and dirt jumps as well as plenty of xc pedaling through very scenic mountain terrain.

Two mountain bikers riding on rocky section of trail at Brundage Bike Park in Idaho
Image courtesy of Brundage Mountain Resort

Kelly Canyon Resort | Ririe, ID

  • Opening day: TBD
  • Miles of trail: 20 miles
  • Lifts: Chair 4 and Chair 2
  • Vertical drop: 787 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Kelly Canyon Resort

Relatively new as a mountain bike park, Kelly Canyon is gaining popularity for its purpose-built terrain and variety of trails. It’ll be exciting to see how they grow in the next couple of years!

Schweitzer Mountain Resort | Sandpoint, ID

  • Opening day: June 17th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 40 miles
  • Lifts: Great Escape Quad & Selkirk Recreation District Shuttle for lower basin trails
  • Vertical drop: 1,548 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Schweitzer Mountain Resort

With over 40 miles of trail within the park boundaries and dozens more in the adjoining Selkirk Recreation District, Schweitzer Mountain definitely has something for you.

Whether you’re a downhill adrenaline junkie or you prefer more mellow cross-country singletrack you’ll have a blast exploring Schweitzer’s terrain.

And the views? Phenomenal. Pedal out to Picnic Point for views of Lake Pend Oreille and enjoy some cross-country terrain then head over to the Great Escape Quad for lift-served fun.

Silver Mountain Resort | Kellogg, ID

  • Opening day: May 28th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 40 miles
  • Lifts: Silver Mountain Gondola and Chair 3
  • Vertical drop: 43,400 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Silver Mountain Resort Bike Park

Voted the #1 bike park in the northwest for four years straight, Silver Mountain Bike Park is a top-notch destination. With trails and terrain for every level of rider from beginner to pro, Silver Mountain is definitely worth a visit for any bike park enthusiast.

Newer riders can opt for the beginner-level terrain accessed by Chair 3 while more advanced riders can hop on Silver Mountain’s 3-mile gondola (longest in the US) which will whisk you and your bike straight to the top from town. From there, enjoy 3,400ft of vertical descent and a variety of trails and trail link-ups. From super flowy singletrack, rowdy, technical descents, and machine-built jump lines, Silver Mountain delivers.

Bald Mountain Resort @ Sun Valley | Ketchm, ID

  • Opening day: TBD
  • Miles of trail: 32 miles
  • Lifts: Roundhouse Gondola and Christmas Quad
  • Vertical drop: 2,158 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Sun Valley Bike Park
  • Other info: Open Thursday-Monday

With over 400 miles of trail in the Sun Valley area and 32 miles of gravity-fed singletrack at Bald Mountain Resort, Sun Valley is definitely worth scoping out for a few days.

This park offers some of the best and most scenic trails in the country including an 8-mile bermed descent down Warm Springs. Other trails feature jump lines and drops but for the most part, Bald Mountain is known for its scenic and flowy terrain.


Maine

Mt. Abram Bike Park | Greenwood, ME

  • Opening day: May 28th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 5 miles
  • Lifts: Westside Chair Lift
  • Vertical drop: 415 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Mt. Abram Bike Park

The Mt. Abram Bike Park is a brand new bike park (as of 2020) and the only lift-served bike park in Maine. It was designed to be beginner and family-friendly with a “laid-back, respectful, non-pretentious attitude.”

The beautifully designed and professionally built lift-served trails feature sweeping banked berms, tabletop whoops, small kickers, and awesome views out over Mt. Abram’s western slopes.


Massachusettes

Thunder Mountain | Charlemont, MA

  • Opening day: May 27th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 23 miles
  • Lifts: Summit Quad
  • Vertical drop: 909 ft
  • Bike rental: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Thunder Mountain Bike Park

Thunder Mountain Bike Park is located at Berkshire East Mountain Resort in Charlemont, Massachusetts, and is one of the most well-known and comprehensive bike parks on the east coast.

With a progression theme built by Whistler’s Gravity Logic, Thunder Mountain offers terrain and trail for every level of rider. From meandering flow trails to old-school gnar and freeride features, Thunder Mountain is a destination bike park for sure.

Mountain biker in the air going off wood drop onto wooden ramp at Thunder Mountain Bike Park in Massachusetts
Image courtesy of Thunder Mountain Bike Park

Jiminy Peak | Hancock, MA

  • Opening day: June 27th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 22 miles
  • Lifts: Berkshire Express and Grand Slam Chair
  • Vertical drop: 1,100 ft
  • Bike rental: No
  • Website & Trail Map: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
  • Other info: Open weekends and holidays only

Jiminy Peak is a small bike park in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. The terrain at this park is mostly suited for advanced and expert riders as the trails are thoroughly matted with rocks, roots, drops, logs, and other natural features and obstacles. If you like ‘east coast riding’, you’ll get your fill at Jiminy Peak.

If you aren’t interested in the raw and rowdy trails at the bike park, or you want a bigger variety of terrain, Jiminy Peak is right next door to Pittsfield State Forest which has a huge variety of trail suited for all levels.


Michigan

Highlands Bike park | Harbor Springs, MI

Highlands Bike Park is a popular mid-western bike park located near Harbor Springs, Michigan. The park is modeled after Vancouver’s North Shore with over a dozen miles of both purpose-built trail as well as old-school tech.

Here you’ll find plenty of wooden features, rock rolls, drops, and boardwalks as well as mellow climbs and descents for those just starting out.


Minnesota

Giants Ridge | Biwabik, MN

  • Opening day: TBD
  • Miles of trail: 10+ miles
  • Lifts: Sarajevo Express
  • Vertical drop: 426 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Giants Ridge Bike Park

Giants Ridge is a growing bike park in northern Minnesota and its mission is to become the largest lift-served bike park in the midwest. Currently, there are 8 downhill trails covering just over five miles, but the builders are working hard on more gravity trails and 20+ miles of cross-country terrain.

There’s a mix of beginner trails with flowy berms as well as more difficult tracks like Goliath and Sector 12 with features and rock gardens.

Spirit Mountain | Duluth, MN

  • Opening day: May 18th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 18 miles
  • Lifts: Spirit Express
  • Vertical drop: 564 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Spirit Mountain Bike Park
  • Other info: Open Thursday-Sunday (days and hours may vary)

Spirit Mountain Bike Park in Duluth, Minnesota is a Gold Level IMBA Ride Center which means it’s pretty darn awesome. Even Singletracks says that it’s a “vacation-worthy destination.” With amazing views of Lake Superior and St. Louis River and over 20 miles of purpose-built terrain, Spirit Mountain is one of the best bike parks in the midwest.

Here you’ll find everything from flowy bermed turns, massive rock gardens, professionally built jump lines, a skills park, and a pump track.

Detroit Mountain Bike Park | Detroit Lakes, MN

  • Opening day: May 27th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 13 miles
  • Lifts: Z-Lift
  • Vertical drop: 164 feet
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Detroit Mountain Bike Park

Detroit Mountain Bike Park is located in the picturesque Detroit Lakes region of northwest Minnesota. There are currently about 13 miles of professionally built trail in place with wooden features, rock gardens, a skills park, and flowy cross-country singletrack for all levels of riders.

With lift-service to the top, a playground for small children, and National Ski Patrol bike patrollers to keep you safe, Detroit Mountain is a great destination for families.

In the next few years, Detroit Mountain Bike Park will be significantly bolstering its trail network thanks to a $1.2 million dollar legacy grant from the state, so stay tuned for that!


Missouri

Howler Bike Park | Branson, MO

  • Opening day: May 20th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 8 trails (not sure the mileage)
  • Number of lifts: Bus shuttle
  • Vertical drop: Unknown
  • Bike rentals: Yes, limited
  • Website & Trail Map: Howler Bike Park

Taking a few pointers from their neighbors in Northwest Arkansas, Missouri has been upping its mountain biking game. This brand new shuttle-accessed, rider-owned and operated bike park in Branson, Missouri offers professionally built and gravity-focused trails for all levels of riders.

Even though it’s still in it’s infant phase 1 stage, Howler offers everything you need from a bike park in including a variety of progression-minded trails, a full-service bike shop, rentals, the Growl food truck, and shuttles on shuttles.

The people behind Howler Bike Park still have lots of plans in the works for expansion, so I’m excited to see where they take it!

A large military-style truck converted into a bike shuttle for Howler Bike Park in Missouri
The Howler Bike Shuttle | Image courtesy of Howler Bike Park

Shepherd Mountain | Ironton, MO

  • Opening day: Open year-round depending on weather (it does snow in Missouri).
  • Miles of trail: 12 miles
  • Number of lifts: Bus shuttle
  • Vertical drop: 645 ft
  • Bike rentals: No
  • Website & Trail Map: Shepherd Mountain Bike Park

Another new bike park in Missouri, Shepherd Mountain is shuttle-accessed park featuring over a dozen trails with big features and fast flow. There’s a little bit of everything here from man-made wooden ramps to loose and raw natural lines.

The shuttle bus runs Thursday through Sunday, but there’s also a dedicated climbing trail if you want to shuttle.

Stop by the Wheelhouse post-ride for a shower for both you and your bike. They also host a number of events throughout the season including bike races, live music, and more.


Montana

Big Sky Resort | Big Sky, MT

  • Opening day: June 11th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 40 miles (20 lift-serve)
  • Number of lifts: Ramcharger 8, Swift Current 6, and Explorer 2
  • Vertical drop: 1,646 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Big Sky Mountain Bike Park

Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana is BIG. The park has over 40 miles of mountain biking suited for beginners to pros alike. Twenty of those miles are accessed via three chairlifts while the remaining terrain can be enjoyed as cross-country riding.

In past years, Big Sky was mostly known for its rugged terrain and huge features, but the resort has been adding more and more machine-built beginner-friendly trails with progressive jump lines and awesome flow. Of course, there’s still the gnarly stuff like 30-foot gap jumps and massive drops if that’s your style.

Discovery Bike Park | Phillipsburg, MT

  • Opening day: May 20th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 7 miles
  • Lifts: Silver Chief Chairlift
  • Vertical drop: 1,050 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Discovery Bike Park
  • Other info: Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only

Discovery Bike Park (locally known as ‘Disco’) is a professionally built and maintained park in western Montana with a variety of trails suited for all levels. There are beginner flow tracks, progressive jump lines, and expert-only features like wooden drops and wall rides on the popular S-Line trail.

Discovery is small and local, so if you want a laidback bike park experience this is a great choice.

Whitefish Mountain Resort | Whitefish, MT

  • Opening day: May 28th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 23 miles (not including cross-country trails)
  • Lifts: Big Mountain Express and Swift Creek Express
  • Vertical drop: 2,083 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Whitefish Mountain Resort

With over 30 miles of lift-served singletrack and a laidback vibe, Whitefish Bike Park is definitely a worthy summer destination. The trails range from fast and flowy with berms and rollers to steep rock gardens and old-school tech. But they all share incredible views of Whitefish Lake and the surrounding mountain ranges.

If you want to explore away from the lifts, Whitefish also has 9 miles of cross-country singletrack overlooking the lake.


New Hampshire

Mount Sunapee | Newbury, NH

  • Opening day: June 18th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 5 miles
  • Lifts: Clipper Ship Quad
  • Vertical drop: 374 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Mount Sunapee Bike Park

Mount Sunapee is a family-friendly resort located at the southern tip of Lake Sunapee in southern New Hampshire. With 5 miles of lift-accessed downhill trail, a pump track, and a practice loop, there’s a little bit for everyone. The trails are also patrolled, so if you get a mechanical, there’s help nearby.

Families will love the flowy, bermed Dirt Serpent while Rock This Way will test the skills of more confident riders.

Highland Mountain Bike Park | Northfield, NH

  • Opening day: April 27th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 12+ miles
  • Lifts: Bike Park Chairlift
  • Vertical drop: 678 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Highland Mountain Bike Park

Highland Mountain Bike Park is the crown jewel of the east coast. Located 90 minutes from Boston, this park is entirely dedicated to mountain biking (so no winter skiing or snowboarding) and the variety and quality of terrain show it.

Boasting an extensive downhill and cross-country trail network with over 12 miles of lift-served downhill trails, several skill-building areas, a 9,100 square foot indoor training facility and a 50’ x 50’ “Ayr Bag” bag jump, Highland Bike Park should be near the top of any mountain biker’s bike-it list.

Highland also hosts a ton of fun events throughout the year like a women’s gravity weekend, kids camps, Friday night race series, and much more.

Mountain biker in the air going over jumps at Highland Bike Park in New Hampshire
Image courtesy of Highland Bike Park

Loon Mountain | Lincoln, NH

  • Opening day: May 28th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 6 miles in the bike park and 8 miles of cross-country (more in the works!)
  • Lifts: Kancamagus 8
  • Vertical drop: 797 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Loon Mountain Bike Park

Loon Mountain Resort in central New Hampshire is currently being designed and built in conjunction with nearby Highland Bike Park. This relatively new lift-served bike park offers 6 miles of progressive and beginner-friendly downhill fun with lots of flow while the nearby East Ridge Trail Network offers 8 miles of cross-country pedaling.

By the end of summer 2022, Loon Mountain is schedule to open an additional 4 miles in the park.

If you’re looking for something a bit more mellow, there’s the scenic paved Lincoln Bike Path that runs along the East Branch Pemigewasset River.

Waterville Valley Resort | Waterville Valley, NH

  • Opening day: May 21st, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 13 miles (mix of lift-served and cross-country)
  • Lifts: Snow’s Mountain Lift
  • Vertical drop: 858 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Waterville Valley Bike Park

Waterville Valley Resort is located in the beautiful White Mountains of central New Hampshire. While small, Waterville Bike Park does offer several beginner/intermediate-friendly lift-served trails in their bike park as well as a larger network of cross-country trails around the resort.


New Jersey

Mountain Creek | Vernon, NJ

  • Opening day: April 29th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 51 miles (including cross-country trails)
  • Lifts: Cabriolet
  • Vertical drop: 846 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Mountain Creek Bike Park

Mountain Creek offers world-class lift-served mountain biking just an hour’s drive from New York City. In fact, it was voted “Best Bike Park in North America” twice.

At Mountain Creek Bike Park you’ll find everything from fast flow tracks to legit doubleblack features like gnarly rock gardens, huge drops, and 60+ freestyle features. There’s seriously everything from beginner flow tracks to pro-only lines.

To round out your experience, Mountain Creek also has a zipline and waterpark.


New Mexico

Angel Fire Bike Park | Angel Fire, NM

  • Opening day: May 20th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 60 miles
  • Lifts: Chile Express Quad
  • Vertical drop: 2,066 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Angel Fire Bike Park

Angel Fire Bike Park is 🔥! (Sorry, I had to…) And it’s one of my favorite mountain bike parks that I’ve ridden to date. With over 40 miles of purpose-built terrain and 2,000+ feet of vertical drop, Angel Fire is a super rad park and definitely worth visiting for at least a long weekend.

Here you’ll all sorts of trails from the mellow and meandering descents, progression jump lines, steep and rugged rock garden, and plenty of manmade features like wooden ramps and drops to keep things interesting. If you get a chance to go to Angel Fire, do it! You won’t be disappointed.

Angel Fire is located about 45 minutes from the super cute and artsy town of Taos and the 24-mile South Boundary IMBA Epic if you want to explore outside the park.

Pajarito Bike Park | Los Alamos, NM

  • Opening day: June 4th, 2021
  • Miles of trail: 39 miles (including connecting trails outside the park)
  • Lifts: Aspen Lift
  • Vertical drop: 1,105 ft
  • Bike rentals: No
  • Website & Trail Map: Pajarito Bike Park

Pajarito is a small independently-owned and operated bike park northwest of Santa Fe. It’s home to a good mix of trails built mostly by local volunteers for local citizens.

The terrain at Pajarito is on the challenging side and the park focuses mainly on catering to experienced mountain bikers looking for something a little different – super techy and steep.

This is not a bike park for beginners. You’ll find a lot of North Shore-style riding at Pajarito like rock features, drops, wooden ramps, hand-cut trails, and more!

Mountain biker riding on elevated curved wooden ramp features at Pajarito Bike Park in New Mexico
Image courtesy of Pajarito Bike Park

New York

Greek Peak Mountain resort | Cortland, NY

  • Opening day: June 4th, 2021
  • Miles of trail: 19 miles
  • Lifts: Visions Express Quad
  • Vertical drop: 734 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Greek Peak Mountain Resort

Located in the picturesque Finger Lakes region of New York, Greek Peak Bike Park has something for everyone. With 17 gravity-fed downhill trails suited for all levels from beginners to the pro-only Free Bird with 40+ features including jumps, tabletops, and a wooden rollercoaster.

There are also nine miles of cross-country trails just across the street, making Greek Peak a great weekend destination for families. Plus the views are jaw-dropping!

Greek Peak Mountain Resort is also home to an adventure center including a mountain coaster, ropes course, zip line tours, and indoor waterpark.

Windham Mountain Bike Park | Windham, NY

  • Opening day: June 18th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 11 miles
  • Lifts: Westside Six
  • Vertical drop: 1,292 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Windham Mountain Bike Park

Located in New York’s Catskill Mountains and designed by Whistler’s Gravity Logic, Windham Mountain Bike Park is a stunning place to ride and it’s also dialed.

With 11 miles of trail and 7 DH tracks ranging from flowy descents to doubleblack World Cup terrain (Windham has hosted 5 UCI World Cup races), Windham Bike Park has a little bit for everyone including one of the longest jump trails on the east coast.


North Carolina

Beech Mountain Resort | Beech Mountain, NC

  • Opening day: May 28th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 5 miles
  • Lifts: Chairlift 5
  • Vertical drop: 744 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Beech Mountain Bike Park
  • Other info: Open Thursday-Sunday

Beech Mountain Bike Park is one of the top bike parks in the mid-Atlantic/southeast region of the US. With trails suitable for every level of rider from beginners to experts, it’s a popular and fun destination for all.

Beginners can find their flow on Green Mamba while more advanced riders should head over to Black Bear or Black Mamba for technical rock gardens and other trail features.

Beech Mountain Bike Park is also adjacent to Emerald Outback, a stretch of terrain on Beech Mountain that encompasses over 7 miles of cross-country singletrack and it’s free and open to the public seven days a week.

Sugar Mountain Resort | Sugar Mountain, NC

  • Opening day: May 27th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 20 miles
  • Lifts: Summit Express
  • Vertical drop: 1,131 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Sugar Mountain Bike Park

Sugar Mountain Bike Park offers over 20 miles of mountain bike trails in and around their bike park including signature expert terrain and newly built beginner and intermediate trails.  

Sugar Mountain reopened its doors to mountain bikers in the summer of 2018 after a $300,000 investment into summer operations. Their professionally built trails are suited for all levels of riders and include bermed turns, tabletops, rock gardens, rollers, and more.


Ohio

Horns hill Bike Park | Newark, OH

  • Opening day: Open year-round depending on the weather
  • Miles of trail: 8 miles
  • Lifts: Bus shuttle (check shuttle schedule on FB page)
  • Vertical drop: 251 ft
  • Bike rentals: No
  • Website & Trail Map: Horns Hill Bike Park

Mountain bike parks are popping up all over the place in the midwest and Horns Hill is one of the newest. A bus shuttle-accessed bike park, Horns Hill currently features a handful of downhill and flow trails with more already in the works. There’s a mix of everything here from machine-built jump lines to steep tech with natural features.

Large wooden drop at Horns Hill bike park in Ohio
Image courtesy of Horns Hill Bike Park

Oregon

Mt. Bachelor Bike Park | Bend, OR

  • Opening day: June 11th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 13+ miles within the park and tons of riding just outside
  • Lifts: Little Pine and Pine Marten Express
  • Vertical drop: 1,361 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Mt. Bachelor Bike Park

As an extension to the 300+ miles of singletrack in Central Oregon near Bend, the Mt. Bachelor Bike Park offers lift-served access to more than a dozen miles of downhill trails. You can even ride from the bike park down to the town of Bend for an epic day on the bike!

The beginner lift, Little Pine, serves as a great introduction to the bike park while the Pine Marten Express accesses the top of the mountain and drops riders into a greater variety of machine-built singletrack and old-school DH.

At Mt. Bachelor, you can expect everything from smooth flow tracks to rough and rowdy DH lines.

Mountain biker riding down bermed singletrack trail at Mt. Bachelor bike park in Oregon
Image courtesy of Mt. Bachelor Bike Park

Skibowl Bike Park | Government Camp, OR

  • Opening day: June 11th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 20+ miles
  • Lifts: Lower Bowl Chairlift
  • Vertical drop: 1,500 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Skibowl Bike Park

One of two bike parks on Mt. Hood (see Timberline below), Skibowl Bike Park offers over 1,500 vertical feet of lift-served downhill fun.

You’ll find everything here from fast, bermed descents like Gnar Gnar to freeride trails on the west side of the park that include gnarly rock gardens and wooden features. And the loamy dirt is amazing!

Timberline Bike Park | Government Camp, OR

  • Opening day: Mid-July, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 20 miles
  • Lifts: Jeff Flood Express
  • Vertical drop: 1,213 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Timberline Bike Park

A relatively new bike park, Timberline is growing fast, both in trails and in popularity. Located on Mt. Hood outside of Portland (one of two bike parks on Mt. Hood), Timberline offers something for every rider.

There are fast, flowy, bermed runs for those just starting out and there are more technical runs with wooden features and rock gardens for the more advanced riders.

If you’re looking for even more gnar, head over to the nearby Skibowl Bike Park, which has more technical and advanced terrain (you can buy a bike park pass that covers both resorts and there’s a shuttle between the two).


Pennsylvania

Blue Mountain Bike Park | Palmerton, PA

  • Opening day: May 14th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 12 miles
  • Lifts: Comet Quad
  • Vertical drop: 1,072 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Blue Mountain Bike Park

Blue Mountain Bike Park is one of two bike parks in Pennsylvania and it’s also the largest. With 28 lift-served downhill trails to choose from and 12 miles of terrain to explore, Blue Mountain Bike Park is a fun destination for all.

Blue (as it’s locally called) offers something for everyone from hardcore downhillers looking to improve their skills to downhill beginners looking to learn and grow.

The easier trail on the mountain features plenty of bermed turns and small rollers while the more advanced riders will find their flow on progressive jump lines and steep rock gardens.


Tennessee

Windrock Bike Park | Oliver Springs, TN

  • Opening day: Open year-round
  • Miles of trail: 13 miles
  • Lifts: 1 bus shuttle
  • Vertical drop: 1,040 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Windrock Bike Park

Windrock Bike Park, located in eastern Tennessee, is best known for its raw, rugged terrain. It has been a training ground for professional downhill racers for years.

Recently, thanks to the help of pro World Cup racer Neko Mulally, Windrock Bike Park is proud to offer machine-built trails that cater to a wider range of ability levels. They’ve also started running a public shuttle 7 days a week.

With thousands of acres and dozens of miles of trails including a nearby XC zone, Windrock Bike Park is a fun and challenging destination for all.


Texas

Spider Mountain Bike Park | Burnet, TX

  • Opening day: Open year-round
  • Miles of trail: 5 miles
  • Lifts: Lone Star Chairlift
  • Vertical drop: 351 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Spider Mountain Bike Park

The first (and only) lift-accessed bike park in Texas, Spider Mountain provides mountain bikers with 350 vertical feet of gravity-filled fun from top to bottom. The views out over Lake Buchanan are stunning and the terrain is varied and unique.

Riders have the choice of a handful of trails ranging from beginner to expert with features like jumps, wall rides, tabletops, and sculpted berms. There are three awesome new trails for 2021: Tarantula was built last year with massive North Shore style wooden features including a huge TX wallride. This year, they’ve added the green trail Centipede, which advances riders up from Itsy Bitsy into bigger berms and rollers. Centipede connects right into Sidewinder, which features big snakelike berms and rocky tech flow, with a steeper pitch, drops, and jumps.


Utah

Brian Head Resort | Brian Head, UT

  • Opening day: June 17th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 63 miles including backcountry singletrack
  • Lifts: Giant Steps Express
  • Vertical drop: 1,161 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Brian Head Mountain Bike Park

Brian Head is one of Utah’s premier bike parks. Located in southwestern Utah, it is revered for its incredible gravity-fed flow, technical singletrack, and access to hundreds of miles of scenic backcountry trails like the popular Thunder Mountain Loop.

In 2018, Brian Head Resort partnered with Momentum Trail Concepts to create a modern, world-class lift-served trail experience and since then, the trail network has continued to grow. From flowy beginner-friendly tracks to jump lines with rollers, tabletops, and dirt jumps, to steep rock gardens, Brian Head has a little bit of everything.

If you want to explore further afield, Brian Head has a bike shuttle service that will take you to nearby trailheads like Blow Hard Mountain, Bunker Creek, and Dark Creek.

Deer Valley | Park City, UT

  • Opening day: June 17th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 70 miles
  • Lifts: Silver Lake Express, Sterling Express, and Homestake Express
  • Vertical drop: 1,397 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Deer Valley Bike Park
  • More info: Extended hours on Tuesday nights

Spread over six mountains and featuring up to 1,400 vertical feet of elevation change, Deer Valley Resort offers nearly 70 miles of mountain bike trails including four flow tracks designed by Whistler’s Gravity Logic.

Deer Valley Bike Park is accessed via three chairlifts and each lift offers access to incredible riding for all levels. From beginner flow trails to the widely popular Tsunami with its perfectly built jumps and tabletops, Deer Valley literally has it all.

Several of Deer Valley’s trails also connect into Park City’s extensive 400-mile network of backcountry singletrack. You could spend weeks here and not touch rubber on all the trails!

Two mountain bikers riding down bermed singletrack trail at Deer Valley Bike Park in Utah
Image courtesy of Deer Valley Bike Park

Snowbasin Resort | Ogden, UT

  • Opening day: June 18th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 67 miles including connecting cross-country singletrack
  • Lifts: Needles Gondola
  • Vertical drop: 2,303 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Snowbasin Mountain Bike Park
  • More info: Only open weekends

Snowbasin Bike Park’s wide network of singletrack trails winds through scenic aspen groves and glades of pines in northern Utah. The terrain is suitable for all levels of riders including nearly 30 miles of cross-county singletrack that connects into Snowbasin’s lift-served downhill park. If you prefer to pedal, there are also several climb trails to the top.

Solitude Mountain Resort | Brighton, UT

  • Opening day: June 16th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 35 miles including connecting backcountry trails
  • Lifts: Sunrise Chairlift
  • Vertical drop: 485 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Solitude Mountain Bike Park
  • Other info: Open Friday-Sunday

Solitude is not your typical bike park, but it does offer 20+ miles of beautiful tree-lined singletrack and doubletrack trails. The singletrack at Solitude is hand-cut and old-school, but you still find some flow. Kruzr is Solitude’s ‘hardest’ downhill trail and is fairly rocky at the bottom, but still manageable for most riders.

One really cool thing about Solitude Bike Park is that it’s open to public access for pedaling without a lift pass.

Sundance Mountain Resort | Sundance, UT

  • Opening day: June 15th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 25+ miles
  • Lifts: Red’s Lift and Ray’s Lift
  • Vertical drop: 2,147 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Sundance Mountain Bike Park

Sundance offers over 25 miles of lift-served, singletrack mountain biking with exciting terrain and breathtaking vistas.

Sundance is a bit unique in that most of its trails are designed for both uphill and downhill traffic. You can choose to ride the lift up, or pedal to the top (who does that!?).

If do you pedal, Archie’s Loop is a popular climb and then you have the choice of descents back down through aspen groves and moss-lined singletrack.

Dirt Mountain | Eden, UT

  • Opening day: July 14th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 10+ miles
  • Lifts: Hidden Lake Life
  • Vertical drop: 1,268 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Dirt Mountain @ Powder Mountain

A new mountain bike park located on the slopes of Powder Mountain in Utah, Dirt Mountain will first welcome mountain bikers on July 14, 2022.

There are currently two flow trails at Dirt Mountain, but the trail crew plans on cutting 2-3 new trails every summer as part of a 5-year expansion plan. Class 1 e-bikes are allowed and mountain bikers can also enjoy the cross-country singletrack adjacent to the bike park.

The lift at Dirt Mountain spins Thursdays through Sundays.


Vermont

Bolton Valley Resort | Bolton, VT

  • Opening day: May 27th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 28 miles
  • Lifts: Vista Lift
  • Vertical drop: 961 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Bolton Valley Bike Park

Bolton Valley Bike Park is one of the newer parks on the east coast and it’s quickly gaining recognition for its old-school terrain and rough and rowdy descents.

Over the past few years, there’s been a ton of trail building happening at Bolton Valley and while a lot of the trails are geared toward advanced riders, there are a few beginner and intermediate options. More are expected to be put in as the Bolton Valley Bike Park grows.

Burke Mountain | East Burke, VT

  • Opening day: June 4th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 21 miles
  • Lifts: Chairlift
  • Vertical drop: 1,587 ft
  • Bike rentals: In town
  • Website & Trail Map: Burke Mountain Bike Park

You may have heard of East Burke because of the Kingdom Trails, which are some of the best mountain bike trails in Vermont, but East Burke is also home to the Burke Mountain Bike Park.

Here you’ll find a variety of challenging terrain including 3 expert-only DH descents from the summit and more fun, flowing singletrack from mid-mountain. There are also miles and miles of additional cross-country and pedaled descents surrounding the bike park as part of the Kingdom Trails.

Burke Bike Park also boasts three excavated trails designed by professional trail builder Knight Ide with the help of several pro-riders.

Female mountain biker riding singletrack trail in East Burke, Vermont at Kingdom Trails
Kingdom Trails should be on every mountain biker’s ride-list!

Evolution Bike Park @ Okemo | Ludlow, VT

  • Opening day: TBD
  • Miles of trail: 7 miles
  • Lifts: Quad A, Sunburst Six
  • Vertical drop: 1,669 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Evolution Bike Park

Update: For 2022, Sunburst Six lift will be closed and the trails Scrambler and Shake and Bake will not be open.

A small, local bike park in southern Vermont, Evolution at Okemo Resort is a family-friendly destination with 7 miles of trail and two lifts. There are two descents from the summit – Scrambler and Shake and Bake – which are long, steep, and the most challenging on the mountain.

There are also two flow tracks accessed from South Ridge Quad A, which are flowing descents that move through open terrain and pockets of forest while rolling across the naturally undulating terrain.

Killington Bike Park | Killington, VT

  • Opening day: May 28th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 32 miles
  • Lifts: Snowshed Chairlift, Ramshead Chairlift, Killington Peak Gondola
  • Vertical drop: 1,643 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Killington Bike Park

Killington Bike Park is one of New England’s fastest-growing downhill mountain bike parks and features three high-speed lifts serving over 30 miles of trail. From beginner to expert terrain featuring everything from flow tracks to old-school DH, Killington Bike Park has terrain suitable for all riders.

There are three unique areas that make up Killington Bike Park:

1) Snowshed: this lift accesses Killington’s beginner terrain with plenty of intro trails and progressive features to help you get warmed up.

2) Ramshead: this lift drops you off at the top of Killington’s signature freestyle trails – Blue Magic and Black Magic – and intermediate and advanced terrain for riders who have graduated from Snowshed.

3) Killington Peak: the gondola to the top of Killington provides access to classic New England trails featuring plenty of rock and roots are more old-school style terrain.

Sugarbush Resort | Warren, VT

  • Opening day: TBD
  • Miles of trail: 18 miles
  • Lifts: Super Bravo Express Quad
  • Vertical drop: 1,528 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Sugarbush Bike Park

Sugarbush Bike Park, located in central Vermont, is a full-service lift-accessed bike park with over 18 miles of singletrack and 30 trails to choose from, all of which descend from the top of Lincoln Peak.

The gravity-fed trails at Sugarbush Bike Park range from meandering flow to steep rock gardens and granite slabs. Try to hit this park – and any Vermont bike park – during the fall when the foliage is at its peak!


Virginia

Bryce Bike Park | Bayse, VA

  • Opening day: May 1st, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 6 miles
  • Lifts: High-speed Quad
  • Vertical drop: 436 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Bryce Bike Park
  • More info: Open Friday-Monday and Wednesdays

Partnering with Gravity Logic out of Whistler, British Columbia to design their trails and 402 Trails to build them, Bryce Resort in northern Virginia is home to an amazing bike park.

The park features 7 lift-accessed trails with unique features like wooden ramps, wall rides, drops, and jumps. Trails range from beginner-friendly flow tracks to the expert-only Pickleback.

Massanutten Bike Park | Harrisonburg, VA

  • Opening day: May 1st, 2021
  • Miles of trail: 7 miles
  • Lifts: Chair 4 and Chair 6
  • Vertical drop: 1,079 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Massanutten Bike Park

2022 Update: The upper trails including Creamy, Crunchy, World Cup, and All or Nutten are closed for construction. So basically all the riding…

The Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia are known for their phenomenal mountain biking. In addition to dozens of miles of singletrack, the Massanutten’s lift-served Bike Park allows for epic downhill fun. There are trails for beginners and veterans alike.

The lower lift at Massanutten accesses beginner and intermediate trails like Peanut, Pistachio, and Nutten Better while the upper lift access more challenging terrain with two blacks and two double blacks. You’ll find professionally built and maintained trails with big berms as well old-school DH rock gardens and hand-cut singletrack.


Washington

Stevens Pass Bike Park | Leavenworth, WA

  • Opening day: June 24th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 8 miles
  • Lifts: Hogback Quad
  • Vertical drop: 1,007 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Stevens Pass Bike Park

Stevens Pass Bike Park is the only bike park in Washington and one of the few bike parks in the Pacific Northwest (surprisingly!). The resort, which is located between Everett and Leavenworth, currently has 10 trails and 8 miles of singletrack, but they are continuously expanding and growing their mountain bike network.

There’s a great mix of trail at Stevens Pass from the machine-built flow of Rock Crusher to the big wooden features on PBR.


West Virginia

Snowshoe Bike Park | Snowshoe, WV

  • Opening day: May 19th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 22 miles
  • Lifts: Western Express
  • Vertical drop: 1,578 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Snowshoe Bike Park

The Snowshoe Bike Park in West Virginia is nationally recognized as one of the best bike parks in the U.S. and offers one of the largest trail systems in the East. With nearly 40 trails and 1,500 feet of vertical drop, the park has something to offer everyone.

Riders new to the sport will love the machine-groomed trails to build confidence and more advanced riders will love the steep tech and features on the more advanced trails.

Snowshoe Bike Park also hosts a wide range of races and events like the UCI Mountain Bike World Finals and the Enduro World Series.


Wisconsin

Little Switzerland | Slinger, WI

Little Switzerland is a grassroots bike park located in the Nordic Mountains of eastern Wisconsin. While it is far from the tallest bike park in the United States (there are only about 200ft of vertical drop), it makes up for its lack of steep terrain with creative features and challenging trails.

At Little Switzerland, you can find gap jumps, wooden tabletops, rock ladders, and more. There are also family-friendly trails with big berms and fast flow, making it a great destination for all.

The park is not open every day or every weekend, so check the schedule before you head there.


Wyoming

Grand Targhee resort | Alta, WY

  • Opening day: June 17th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 70+ miles including cross-country singletrack
  • Lifts: Dreamcatcher Lift and Shoshone Lift
  • Vertical drop: 1,532 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Grand Targhee Bike Park

With over 70 miles of spectacular Teton singletrack that winds through wildflower meadows and aspen groves and miles of technical lift-served downhill trails, Grand Targhee Resort has established itself as one of the best bike parks in the country. In fact, it was voted as #2 in the Top Five Best Bike Parks in the Northwest for three years straight!

At Grand Targhee, you’ll find trails for every style of riding and for every level of rider from family-friendly flow trails, classic technical descents, rock gardens, jump lines, skills parks, and more. Plus the views just can’t be beaten.

Jackson Hole Resort | Jackson Hole, WY

  • Opening day: June 11th, 2022
  • Miles of trail: 47 miles including cross-country trails
  • Lifts: Sweetwater Gondola & Teewinot Highspeed Quad
  • Vertical drop: 1,276 ft
  • Bike rentals: Yes
  • Website & Trail Map: Jackson Hole Bike Park

Jackson Hole Resort has been hard at work with Whistler’s Gravity Logic to bring top-notch gravity-fed singletrack to the Tetons. Trails include everything from novice flow tracks for the uninitiated to big features for the more advanced.

Head over to Bronco for some fun, fast flow then step it up a notch on True Grit. If you’re into the whole pedaling thing, there are also miles of cross-country singletrack surrounding the bike park.


And that is a complete round-up of all the lift-served or bus-shuttled bike parks in the US! Do you have a favorite bike park? Did I miss one? Leave a comment below.

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  1. Marquette Mountain in Marquette MI (Upper Peninsula) is another good one. They just started doing lift access recently and have some great rough old downhill style trails and just built a new smooth fast flowy trail. It’s not big at all but the trails are fun and there’s tons of other trails in Marquette as well. The south trail system is basically across the street from the bike park and there’s the north trail system a short drive away too as well as Harlow lake. We make a yearly summer trip up there and it’s always a great time.

    1. Thanks for the tip, Becca! I haven’t made it to Michigan or the Upper Peninsula yet, but it’s high on my list. The riding there sounds amazing! I’ll check out Marquette Mountain and get it added to this list.

  2. Arkansas has two additional lift-served trail systems not listed here. 1) Buffalo Outdoor Center in Ponca, AR. It possesses about 1,300ft of elevation drop from top to bottom. 2) Mt. Nebo state park. The trail system features about 1,000ft of elevation drop from top to bottom. Both of the trail systems utilize a van pulling a trailer.

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