Don’t forget your bike when you come to visit Yosemite Mariposa County! You’ll find great mountain biking trails in the foothills and National Forest lands surrounding Yosemite. It’s a great way to see more, get some fresh air and enjoy a fun activity outdoors. For example, check out Exchequer Mountain Bike Park for bike-only trails built and maintained especially for mountain bikers and overlooking the fresh clear waters of Lake McClure. Or take a ride through bike-friendly Stockton Creek Preserve just behind the town of Mariposa.
In Yosemite Valley, bike rentals are available during the warmer months of the year. There are small bikes and trailers for children, and tandem and hand crank bikes for the visually or physically impaired. With more than 12 miles of paved, mostly flat trails, riding a bicycle is a fun, easy way to see Yosemite Valley. The 12-mile loop usually takes an average of 2 hours to complete.