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California Bike Trail Information - Federal Lands
This page features a brief overview of legal bike trails on land in California that is managed by the US Department of the Interior.

United States Department of the Interior

The U.S. Department of the Interior is a Cabinet-level agency that manages America’s natural and cultural resources. The Department of the Interior oversees nine bureaus:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
  • National Park Service
  • Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey

Of the Nine Bureau's, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service oversee lands that provide cycling opportunities in California.

The National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is the U.S. federal agency that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties.

For information on cycling opportunities in National Parks located in California Click Here!

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the Federal Governments Department of the Interior. The BLM manages 264 million surface acres of public lands located primarily in the 12 Western States, including Alaska.  The agency manages an additional 300 million acres of below ground mineral estate located throughout the country.  Originally, these lands were valued principally for the commodities extracted from them; today, the public also prizes them for their recreational opportunities and the natural, historical, and cultural resources they contain.

For information on cycling opportunities in National Parks located in California Click Here!

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a bureau within the Department of the Interior dedicated to the conservation, protection and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

For information on cycling opportunities in National Parks located in California Click Here!

 
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