If you’re planning a mountain biking trip, we’ve got you covered, whether you’re wondering where to ride, where to sleep, or where to ‘gram. From Sedona to Whistler, mountain bike trails are an Instagrammer’s dream – vistas, mountains, and colorful bikes and gear make for amazing shots. Need to up your Instagram game? Here are our picks for the most Insta-worthy mountain bike trails in North America.
Note: These are just some of our favorite shots, We know there are others so please list yours in the comments.
The red rocks, the sunset lighting, the magic in the air. You almost can’t take a bad shot on these trails. For some dramatic shots head to Chicken Point, Hangover, or Mescal at sunset.
Like Sedona, the desert doesn’t disappoint in Moab for classic riding and ‘gramin. Although popular, you can’t miss Porcupine Rim overlooking Castle Valley. Need more information on where to ride in Moab? Click here.
Loamy forest, lakes, and snowy mountain tops make for spectacular photos. Hashtag your BC riding photos #mtbBC – and Mountain Bike BC will feature their favorites!
Please welcome this week #mtbBC guestagrammer @steveshannonphoto . Growing up in the West Kootenay, Steve Shannon developed an early love for the outdoors. He began skiing at age two and by high school was firmly addicted to exploring the mountains around home by a variety of means. From those early childhood past times, his appetite for adventure has only grown. His interests have led him around the globe, from racing his dirtbike in the International Six Days Enduro in Chile and Greece, to photographing races in Romania and Mexico. Recent adventures have taken him rafting the Grand Canyon, skiing in Iceland and Norway and mountain biking in the Nepalese Himalaya and Canary Islands. “Cedar bridgework highlights Munday’s Child, named after the longtime local builder. Framed by moss laden trees, this lower elevation trail is a visual delight. Rider: Jeremy Grasby #Cumberland #explorBC #mtbBC
Thunder Mountain Trail
Tucked next to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah the Thunder Mountain trail offers multiple opportunities to drop your seat and gain some Instagram followers with shots like this.
Paradise Royale Mountain Bike Trail
This one shot from MTB Project had us driving on a crazy adventure with our camper to get to the Paradise Royale trailhead. Go and you’ll be rewarded with a bike park, empty trails, and views like this for upping your ‘gram game.
Pisgah and Dupont
The Pisgah and Dupont National Forest have no shortage of waterfalls to bike by, under, and over. Reward your efforts with a stop at The Hub and Pisgah Tavern for a beer and to drool over bike gear.
Plan your visit around the first few weeks of July and you’re in prime wildflower season. Ride 401, Lupine, or Meander for some of the best wildflower viewing.
If you want to mountain bike next to the giant saguaro cactus this is the place to go. Tucson mountain biking trails are also some of the best in Arizona if you’re looking for a winter escape. Don’t forget your first aid kit with tweezers!
What are your favorite trails to take photos? Let us know below.