Ride North Dakota's Scenic Bike Trails
Paved or dirt, mountain or road bike, North Dakota has a trail for every cyclist.
North Dakota's varied topography offers mountain bikers many choices for riding. From 1 million acres of rugged buttes in the Little Missouri National Grasslands to the rolling hills of the Turtle Mountains, North Dakota has many trails waiting to be discovered, including the Maah Daah Hey Trail.
Paved Bike Trails
All of the state's major cities have developed systems of paved bike trails. Trail maps are available at local park and recreation department offices.
Long Distance Biking Routes
With its low traffic and excellent country roads, North Dakota is great for cross-country bike trips. For particularly scenic treks, check out North Dakota's designated scenic byways and backways (backways are non-paved surfaces and more suitable to off-road bicycles). Before riding, check at area chamber of commerce offices, state and federal parks, state and federal Forest Service offices and local bike shops for their recommendations on the best routes.
Scenic areas to bike
Lewis and Clark Trail (State highways 1804 and 1806)
* Includes designated scenic byways or backways.
** The park's 36-mile scenic loop includes several turnouts with interpretive signs and offer spectacular views of North Dakota's Badlands. The loop starts at the Medora Visitor Center and follows the Little Missouri River for the first six miles, then turns east. Maps are available at the Visitor Center.
Dakota Cyclery - Mountain Bike Adventures (Medora)