A paved biking trail covered in fall leaves
Add These Beautiful US Bike Trails To Your Bucket List
Recently rated the top recreational trail in the United States by USA Today, these paved 28 miles in Alabama connect Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry
Traversing Gulf State Park has several distinct ecosystems, including dunes, marshes, swamps, maritime forests, longleaf sand ridges, and plenty of flora and wildlife.
A gravel horse trail borders this 8-foot-wide paved bike trail, which extends 21 miles through the Washington and Columbia counties near Portland, Oregon.
Banks-Vernonia State Trail
Maintaining a gradual rise of only 2% to 5%, it is accessible for all levels of riders, except for a small stretch of steep switchbacks at the Horseshoe Trestle bypass.
Five access points with parking and restrooms lead to farmland, forests, beautiful mountain views, rivers, and streams, crossing over a dozen bridges like Buxton Trestle.
Biking this trail is a great way to see Massachusetts' small towns and beautiful landscapes, as it extends 25 miles from South Dennis to Wellfleet.
Cape Cod Rail Trail
There are several places along the way to eat, and be aware that there is one slightly complicated section of trail after mile marker 12 where you'll need to exit the trail.
You're always close to a pit stop, a bite to eat, or overnight lodging on this 150-mile trail from Cumberland, Maryland, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Great Allegheny Passage
The trail surface is primarily crushed limestone, except for a few paved sections, and is reasonably easy, gaining a maximum of 1,767 feet with a relatively gradual rise.
The trail connects with C&O Canal Towpath, taking you to Maryland, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. Amtrak's Capitol Limited train can also take you back to your starting point.
Depending on the direction you go, you'll have a relaxing or challenging ride, but either way, you'll get stunning views of mountains, farmland, and forests.
Virginia Creeper Trail
Start at the Whitetop Mountain Station at 3,500 feet and coast about 34 miles to the trail's end in Abington, or start in Abingdon and pedal uphill to Whitetop.