Mountain Bike Trails

Lincoln County offers mountain bikers the next great adventure. Over 40 miles of non-motorized trails are being nestled in the county’s high desert. The area’s terrain, beauty, and climate combine to create an unrivaled mountain biking experience. Around 12.5 miles of trails on BLM-administered land are completed and ready to ride. These trails at Barnes Canyon, near Caliente, are marked and open with options for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders.

Construction of additional trails near Kershaw-Ryan State Park is set to begin in Spring of 2018.

Click to View Map of Lincoln County Non-Motorized Trails

Click for Directions to the Barnes Canyon Trailhead


Skills Park


The Mountain Biking Skills Park in Caliente provides two miles of fat tire fun in a structured setting. Located on a hill adjacent to the city’s Super Park, these trails offer an incredible experience for all skill levels. Now open to the public, the skills park is the perfect complement to the other trails being built in the area.

Check this page often for updated information on the mountain bike trails.


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Know Before You Go

The trails in Barnes Canyon are still being worked on. The area sees a lot of cattle traffic and if you come across cows on the trail please don’t spook, harass, chase, or run them. Wait for the cattle to move off the trail on their own, or choose a different route.


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