Top 5 mountain bike trails from around the world

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Top 5 mountain bike trails from around the world

Hard to argue with Porcupine Rim near Moab, Utah.

Five best trails in the world? There’s certainly no right answer. But it’s a fun game to play. To kick off the conversation, here’s the gang from the Global Mountain Bike Network with their top 5 list. Have a look and then let us know your favorite 5.

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  • Ron Franscella says:

    I agree with Kenneth on Slick Rock – not worthy for this list. Here are 2 to consider, Zippity Doo Dah in Fruita and Downieville Downhill in Downieville CA.

  • Marko says:

    To me this sounds more like “top trails of 5 given niches” of sorts.

    As for top 5… I’ve ridden 1, 4 & 5 (would love to do No. 2, maybe someday), and while the Petzen flow trail might be the longest flow trail in the world it does make for very one-dimensional riding (imho). Enough so that I got bored of it after a 5-6 hour day on it. And to be honest the whole thing is way to smooth to be called an actual mountain bike trail 😉 Joyride maybe? 🙂

    I agree on the Whole Enchilada, easily top five rides I’ve done so far. Very diverse, great views, looong. Stuff of dreams.

    Slickrock is a great experience just based on the surroundings and unreal grip levels (up and down). But as the two posters before me, I wouldn’t put in on a top five trails in the world list.

    P.S: Zippity Doo Dah is also a very fun trail, a bit short though.

  • John says:

    Glad to see I’m not the only one that thinks Slickrock is overrated. Some of those climbs are just heinous. I heard it was originally laid out for motorcycles. Captain Ahab is way better. Definitely agree about The Whole Enchilada, though.

  • Bryan says:

    Pretty good list- a flow trail, wilderness trail, freeride trail, big DH with a little everything, and a unique trail. Enchilada seems to be the trail that makes every list like this.

  • Rusty Baillie says:

    Good stuff.
    Watch out for Capt Ahab though……some of the paving has worked loose, leaving tricky gaps to catch a wheel………..

  • Ian Stansfield says:

    The Old Ghost Road Trail at the top of the South Island of New Zealand is 80+ km’s of single track MTB’ing heaven… you can also bolt the Heaphy Track (just a little further south) to another 80 km’s of amazing trails.

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