The Best National Parks for Biking

This is where you should go to take your biking experience to a whole new level


There are 59 national parks in the U.S., and each one is astonishingly gorgeous and unique in its own way. One of the best ways to explore them is by cycling because a bike will take you places you won’t be able to go with a car.[slideshow:85800]

Deserts, mountains, forests, waterfalls, inspiring views and wildlife are all there for bikers to relish. Riding a bike on a woodsy trail can be just what you are looking for if you’re tired of concrete streets and the same old views of skyscrapers, cars and people.

Mountain biking will take you to some beautiful places much faster than hiking. Enjoy mesmerizing views at Acadia, see the deepest lake in the U.S. in Crater Lake National Park, ride through giant redwood trees, above volcanic activity, or challenge yourself on lightly traveled roads.

The places on the following list have been selected based on rankings and reviews on,, National Geographic, to name a few. They range in location, accessibility, crowds and terrain.

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