Tour de Taylor Mountain is one of the best family-friendly biking trails located in Taylor Mountain Regional Park, California. About 80% of this trail is a single track, meaning its width only accommodates one bike.
On average, Tour de Taylor Mountain is about 9.2 km long, which is one thing we loved. This length offered us a thrilling ride and a good opportunity to work out. Additionally, it features a 409 m elevation gain and a 408 m elevation loss.
Tour de Taylor Mountain starts and ends at the main entrance of Taylor Mountain Regional Park, meaning it's a loop. Biking on such a trail is beneficial, especially for first-timers, since you won't get lost. It's also clearly marked, showing you where you're supposed to go.
Tour de Taylor Mountain biking trail passes through a thick forest featuring indigenous trees such as manzanita, oaks, and bay laurels. After riding about half a mile from the starting point, the trail started climbing gradually. This area also features rocks and switchbacks, which made our trip quite fun. As we were climbing, we got the opportunity to enjoy the stunning surrounding views.
After the one-mile mark, the trail divides into the easy and the difficult routes. Generally, the easy route has broader curves and less elevation gain, whereas the difficult route has narrow singletrack, steep climbs, and descents.
The trail's last stretch has a succession of fast and flowing jumps, berms, and rollers which require excellent riding skills.
Tour de Taylor Mountain biking trail is open daily from 7.00 am to 11.00 pm and is suitable for all ages. This trail is also ideal for riders of all skill levels due to the nature of the surfaces.
During our trip, we came across various jump lines, allowing us to rest and catch some air. One of the important things you should note is that these jump lines have different sizes, with some requiring expert jumping ability to clear. We also found several picnic tables along the trail, where we rested and took snacks as we enjoyed the views.
Another thing that impressed us was that we could bring our dogs along, even if unleashed. This trail also has a spacious parking space located at the main entrance of Taylor Mountain Regional Park, and you don't have to pay any amount to use it.
During our Tour de Taylor Mountain trip, we noticed the area offers several stunning views and landscapes. Here are some of them.