Biking

A man stands over a mountain bike at the start of a dirt road.
Bikers must stay on paved and unpaved roads in the park.

NPS / Renata Harrison

 
Bike riding in the park is restricted to roads open to vehicles. The park's backcountry roads offer opportunities to explore many areas.
 

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.
 

Biking Campsites

Ryan Campground has 3 sites for bicyclists; campsites 32 A, B, and C. The bicycle campsites are $5 per night and no more than 3 tents and 3 people are permitted per campsite. All sites share one fire pit. Campground rules apply. Ryan Campground is open September through May and closed June through August. Pack in water/food. There is no water at Ryan Campground, so campers will need to get water at the West Entrance station or Oasis Visitor Center. There is no designated bicycle lane throughout the park, so be careful while sharing the road.

Last updated: August 25, 2019

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74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597

Phone:

(760) 367-5500

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