Joshua Tree National Park Biking

Bike riding in the park is restricted to roads open to vehicles. The park's new Backcountry and Wilderness Management Plan designates approximately 29 miles of trails for non-motorized bike use, however, the new trails cannot be used until Congress gives its approval.

Biking Safety

Carry plenty of water, at least one gallon per person per day;two for extended or uphill trips.

Wear a helmet. If you take a spill your brain will thank you.

Ride with caution: Park roads are narrow with sandy shoulders, bumps, and potholes.

Watch for RVs and trucks with extended side-view mirrors.

Wear reflective clothing after dark.

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