Darby Ranger District offers mountain bikers miles of roads
and trail on which to ride. There are wide, quiet roads for
beginners to get acquainted with their bikes, and there are
challenging, ardouus trail that will test the advanced rider.
The following pages are by no means a complete list of places
to ride, but are a sampling of the many areas from which to
If you plan to strike out on your own to explore with your
bike, it would be wise to obtain a National Forest map (available
at any Forest Service office.) Please respect the rights of
private landowners, and always ask permission before you ride
on their land. Also be aware of the wilderness boundaries
when you are riding on the trails. Bicycles are not allowed
within the wilderness areas.
Remember to wear protective gear when riding your mountain
bike; helmet, gloves and sturdy shoes. Also plan on taking
food, water, sunscreen, and a basic tool kit on all of you
outings. Always maintain control of your bicycle and be ready
to stop. Watch for traffic on forest roads. Be aware of hikers
and livestock along trails. As a courtesy, please step your
bicycle off the downhill side of the trail and allow livestock
to pass. Some stock may be spooky of your bicycle, so stay
in plain view and speak softly.
Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors on our national forests.
View the wildlife and the scenery. Keep in mind that the forests
and meadows are fragile lands, so please practice low impact,
"tread lightly" techniques.
Horse Observation Point