• San Diego County is a large region with many different parks and open spaces. While a comprehensive trail map for the entire county is a challenge, we hope the following resources help you plan your ride:

TrailForks -  Trailforks is a mountain bike trail database & management system for riders, builders & trail associations. Users can contribute data and then local trail associations have the control to approve & curate the data, ensuring the best, latest and accurate data. SDMBA is working regularly to update TrailForks to be as accurate as possible.  

MTBProject -  SDMBA volunteers are working to inventory, map and describe all legal routes on MTB project.
If you would like to help please email

Mountain Bike Bill  - Find reviews, pictures, maps and videos on many local rides and other far flung adventures by local Bill Porter

Mountain Bike Diaries - Local Rides - Follow Joe Unden on his rides local and not so local.

MTBeer - Adventures and musings of award winning local writer, James Murren

Ebike information for San Diego Trails 

California Trail Maps -The California Trail Map was designed for outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and off-roading. Some features require a subscription.

Calico Maps - locally designed printed maps on quality paper can be ordered online including Mount Laguna of the Cleveland National Forest.  

Stowe Trail - located on the eastern boundary of MCAS Miramar Base property and open to trail use by required annual permit, this trail links Santee and Sycamore-Goodan Ranch
More information HERE regarding this trail and the permitting process.

    *Renewals for Stowe Trail Permit: 
  • Renewals are processed using the same paperwork and process as initial application.

City of San Diego

City of San Diego Maps of Open Space and Parklands: included are links to Black Mountain Open Space Park, Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, Otay Valley Open Space Park, Mission Trails Regional Park, the Tri Canyons areas and more.

Mission Trails Regional Park Trail Map (updated Oct. 2018)
County of San Diego:

County of San Diego provides a webpage with links to maps for all county parks with trails. Bikes allowed in most parks so check each map for details.

Check for updates and any park or trail closures HERE.

County of San Diego Trails Brochure
East County:
Crestridge Ecological Reserve (California Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Brochure and Map (CA State Parks)

Laguna Recreation Area Website and Maps  (USFS Cleveland National Forest)

Poway Trails information and Maps

Ramona Trails Information and Map

South County:

Sweetwater Regional Park Trail Map/Brochure (County of San Diego)

Otay Valley Regional Park  (County of San Diego)

Tijuana River Valley Regional Park (County of San Diego)

Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area info including CDFW Lands Pass (California Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Hollenbeck Canyon Map 

North County:

Daley Ranch Trail Map (City of Escondido)

City of Carlsbad Trail Maps (City of Carlsbad)
        Lake Calavera

Rancho La Costa Canyon Preserve (Center for Natural Lands Management)

San Dieguito River Park/Lake Hodges (SDRP Joint Powers Authority)

Los  Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Information (City of San Diego)

Black Mountain Open Space Park Map (City of San Diego)

Del Mar Mesa Preserve Map (Multi jurisdictional)

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Trail Map

San Marcos Trails Map

MTB Project Widget