Biking Your Way Through Murphys, Calaveras and the Sierra Foothills

Biking Your Way Through Murphys, Calaveras and the Sierra Foothills


Mosquito Lake

Murphys is nestled into the outskirts of the Sierra Foothills, surrounded by a rolling landscape of forest, glens, vineyards and streams. What better way to dig in deep and truly see the area for all its beauty than by hopping on a bike and taking it in bike-path by bike-path?

Now that Spring has sprung, the itch to get out and take in the scenery should be downright impossible to ignore. Dust off your bike helmet, put some air in those tires and scoot on out for a day trip to Mosquito Lake, Parrots Ferry Bridge, Bear Valley or even to Greenhorn Creek where you can spend the weekend golfing before hopping back on and riding back to Murphys.

Local biker David Ritchie compiled a comprehensive list of Murphys area road bike trails and paths — eighteen of them, actually — ranging from beginners rides to full-on day trips. In fact, he’s actually included a list of spots that should stay OFF your lists.

Click HERE to view the full list so you can begin planning your biking adventures!