Mountain Biking

In the Pigeon River Forest, biking is allowed on the High Country Pathway, Shingle Mill Pathway, and North Spur, but not other pathways; bikes are also allowed on all vehicle roads. On state forest land on the map that is outside the Pigeon River Forest, biking is not restricted. Mountain bike associations promote safe riding and provide basic guidelines:


  • Yield the right of way to other trail users.
  • Control your speed and pass with care.
  • Give warning well in advance when overtaking horses and hikers. If necessary, stand to one side to let oncoming horses go by and talk to riders as they pass.
  • Stay on designated roads and trails.
  • Don’t disturb wildlife or livestock.
  • Pack out all litter.
  • Respect the land – avoid muddy trails, excessive braking, or crosscutting switchbacks.
  • Be prepared to walk or carry your bike, especially on boardwalks.
  • Know local rules.
  • Plan ahead.
  • When possible, ride with a partner. Always leave your itinerary with someone.