Mountain Biking

Mountain Bike Best Places

Popularity of mountain biking in North Dakota is no surprise. The state offers plenty of space, a variety of trails for all skill levels and no crowds. Mountain biking in North Dakota has earned its reputation for great rides on trails you are likely to have all to almost to yourself.

Maah Daah Hey Trail
Maah Daah Hey Trail - Little Missouri National Grasslands

The MDH Trail is the premier mountain bike trail in North Dakota that traverses the million+ acre Little Missouri National Grasslands. The 140 mile trail can be done in segments or as an epic adventure. Note points of interest like Devils Pass, The Ice Caves and China Wall. Maah Daah Hey Trail Map

Bison plant
Bison Plant Trail - Minot

This 2.3-mile trail, located southeast of Minot along Hwy 52, features river views along rolling wooded prairie.

Nux Baa Gaa Trail - photo credit Indian Hills
Nux Baa Gaa Trail - Indian Hills State Recreation Area

Nux Baa Ga is Arikara for “All the People”. The six-mile trail system features stunning views of Lake Sakakawea near Indian Hills Resort. 

Harmon Lake
Harmon Lake Trails - Mandan

Harmon Lake north of Mandan features 13.1 miles of mountain bike trails. Check out the popular Epic Loop & Otter Creek Trails.

Fort Stevenson
Fort Stevenson State Park - Garrison

The state park has 8 ½ miles of trails and offers fat tire bikes for rent year-round. The mile-long Purple Coneflower Trail is adjacent to Lake Sakakawea.

Pipestem trail
Pipestem Trail Jamestown

This winding 8-mile trail packs plenty of heart-pumping fun into a relatively small area. The trailhead is marked by a bench kiosk and features a bike repair station.

Bismarck Pioneer Park Trail
Bismarck Pioneer Park Trail

There are nearly 4 miles of trails that climb and descend Missouri River Valley cliffs around I-94 in Bismarck. The trails feature great views of the Missouri River between Bismarck and Mandan.  Click here for information on the trails at Pioneer Park.


Frost Fire Park
Frost Fire Park - Pembina Gorge

The park offers downhill mountain bike trails and rentals with lift service. Frost Fire features trails for all levels with a terrain park. 


Turtle River
Turtle River State Park

Just north of the Town of Arvilla, the heavily wooded park contains many intersecting trails. Try the Moose Head Trail for a challenge.

Hankinson Hills
Hankinson Hills Loop Trail

Located three miles northwest of Hankinson, this loop is an 8.1 mile partially forested and hilly ride through the Sheyenne Grasslands.

Minot Outdoor Recreation Area
Minot Outdoor Recreation Area

This beautiful spot features 5 total miles of trails with 2 miles of accessible paths and gravel trails featuring diverse native plants and animals.

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