When warmer weather rolls around, the trails near Winter Park are a prime spot for some of the nation’s best mountain biking, both for cross-country and downhill bikers alike. While you’re waiting for the snow to melt, check out our list of the 10 best Winter Park Mountain Biking trails!

The summertime in Winter Park brings with it an array of great things to do outdoors. So, whether you’re planning a trip or live here year-round, you should check out the recommended summer activities from Real Estate of Winter Park. You can trust our expertise!

Top Winter Park Mountain Biking Trails for Your Adventure


Twisting and turning through 8.7 miles of trails, Idlewild is a great combination of challenge and distance, without being overwhelming in either category. Expect to climb over 1,400 feet while tackling this cross country ride!


A singletrack downhill biking trail that runs for 3.3 miles, Rainmaker wears its Black Diamond rating with pride. The technical-minded rider will enjoy taking on the mixture of jumps, wooden obstacles (including the arched Rainbow feature), tabletops and more.

Fraser River Trail

If you’re new to mountain biking, or would rather prefer a cruise to a crucible, then the Fraser River Trail is the path for you. A respectable five and a half miles gives you a tour of the natural beauty that inhabits the Winter Park area.

Jones Pass to Herman’s Gulch

This trail, while home to unparalleled views, is rated “Extremely Difficult” by bikers. With that in mind, Jones Pass to Herman’s Gulch is a 10-mile singletrack, perfect for experienced cross country riders.

Banana Peel

Despite the goofy name, the Trestle Bike Park’s Banana Peel Pro Line Trail is a trail worthy of any adrenaline addicted downhill biker. The extreme obstacles that highlight this course require riders to pass extra safety requirements before riding.

South Fork Loop

A great choice for inexperienced cross country riders, South Fork Loop gives its wheeled patrons a taste of single track riding, without the intensity of a black diamond-rated trail. The loop is 2.8 miles long.

Grand Granby Ranch Loop

Measuring just over 10.8 miles, the Grand Granby Ranch Loop is one of the area’s more challenging cross country outings, reaching an elevation of over 9,200 feet at its highest point. 1,620 feet of elevation change and many turns make this one of the area’s more popular rides.

Winter Park Northwest Loop

Spanning 10.2 miles and topping out at an elevation of just over 9,500 feet, cross country riders ready to move past easier trails will welcome the challenge that the Winter Park Northwest Loop presents. Its course crosses paths with many other trails along the way.

Trestle Downhill

Another Trestle Bike Park downhill biking trail, Trestle Downhill is only 1.4 miles long. However, don’t let its minimal length fool you – this trail is rated double black diamond.


14 miles of singletrack comprise Rendezvous, a speedy cross-country ride built for riders who crave speed. Plenty of twists and turns make this ride an exciting addition to Winter Park mountain biking’s Epic Singletrack race series.

Take the Trail to Your Winter Park Dream Home

Winter Park mountain biking makes for a worthy complement to the town’s superb skiing. Aptly dubbed, “Mountain Bike Capital USA,” beginners and veterans alike will find more than enough rides and trail loops in the area to keep them happy when the summer months come around. If your love for adventure leads you to a lifestyle switch, let Real Estate of Winter Park help you find your dream place to make it happen. We’ve got plenty of great homes within close distance to our area’s trails. Contact us today!