Biking in Crescent City & Del Norte County, California
Sail along the rugged California coast and listen to the waves crash. Mosey around river bends and through towering redwoods. Pedal in paradise with your bike-mates and then share a beverage after a long, picturesque ride.
Avid cyclists have Highway 101 on their bucket list. In fact, you can build a sprawling tour of a lifetime that stretches from the Canadian to the Mexican border. Cruising just 50 miles or all 1500, you’ll pedal through some of America’s most beautiful sites. Catch the sound of sea lions barking in the distance. Soak up the shade from ancient redwoods. Your breaks will be breathtaking overlooking sprawling coastline vistas.
Explore a little deeper into the woods along Highway 199. This is a highly trafficked road, but it ambles along the serene shores of the Smith River. Spend a day drifting through dense forest and then settle into a secluded camping area within Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park also hosts many mountain bike trail-musts. Cruise through lush fern-covered forests. Conquer climbs to reveal panoramic mountain views plus the Smith River confluence on the Elk Camp Ridge trail. Little Bald Hills trail will not disappoint. For some ocean exploration, pedal up and down the Last Chance trail of the California Coastal Trail which boasts coastal views, redwoods and minimal use.
Guided Bike Tours & Rentals
In need of some guidance or a mountain bike rental? You can book a mountain biking tour with Redwood Rides. They offer singletrack mountain bike tours on old mining roads to downhill thriller rides into the Smith River Canyon. And they are happy to offer bike shuttles, bike rentals or put together a custom bike tour for any riding level. Try one of their multisport tours, too!
Rent a beach cruiser and hit the sand or the downtown Crescent City pavement. Cruise to area beaches (Pebble Beach Drive is a must), restaurants and attractions in town.
Bike Shops & Repair
If you are in the Klamath area and need some quick repairs, head to the Redwood Hotel & Casino. Their emergency repair station is equipped with tool kits, tire patch kits and first aid supplies.
Biking Trails in Crescent City & Throughout Del Norte County
Biking Resources in Del Norte County
Ocean Tribe BicyclesAddress : PO Box 614 Phone : +1 509-668-0211 Website
Redwood National and State Parks Visitor CenterAddress : 1111 2nd St. Phone : +1 707-465-7306 Website
Redwood RidesAddress : 2100 US-199 Phone : +1 707-951-6559 Website
Smith River National Recreation Area Gasquet Ranger StationAddress : 10600 Highway 199 Phone : +1 707-457-3131 Website
Tolowa Dunes State ParkAddress : 1111 Second Street Phone : +1 707-465-7335 Website
Wander With Us
Wander through the California redwoods, surf rugged coastline, hike the California Coastal Trail, or savor a craft brew next to a cozy campfire along the Pacific Ocean. Follow our Big Adventures journal (and tag your photos #VisitDelNorte so we can follow along!) for things to do and ideas for exploring all parts of Del Norte County — from the Oregon border to Crescent City to Klamath, California.