Looking for some inspiration for your next (or first) bike trail adventure? Look no further than these 5 trails, chosen by PWR's team members who are passionate about biking and have explored some of the best routes around the United States. From scenic paths to historic landmarks, these trails offer something for every level of cyclist. So, get ready to hop on your e-bike and hit the road with the PWR team’s favorite e-bike trails!
C&O Canal Trail | Maryland & Washington, D.C.
The 184.5-mile C&O Canal Trail spans from the vibrant streets of Georgetown in Washington, D.C. to the picturesque town of Cumberland, Maryland. With its well-maintained crushed stone paths and mostly flat terrain, this historic route is ideal for electric bike rides. As you cruise along the trail, soak in the breathtaking views of the Potomac River and the natural landscapes that surround you.
The C&O Canal Trail is steeped in history, having been originally built for canal mules to walk beside the canal as they “towed” the canal boats through the waterway. You'll pass through quaint towns, wooded forests, and historic sites that offer a window into the area's rich past. One of the trail's highlights is the 62-mile section from Washington DC to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, offering riders plenty of opportunities to explore. Stop for a picnic by the river, take a refreshing dip in the water, or explore one of the many hiking trails that branch off the main path.
Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, the C&O Canal Trail is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors on your electric bike. So, get on your PWR e-bike and get ready to experience the beauty of the trail like never before!
Luce Line State Trail | Minneapolis, MN
This 63-mile trail runs from Plymouth to Cosmos, and it's an excellent choice for electric bike rides. The path consists of a mix of paved and gravel routes that are mostly flat and easy to navigate. As you pedal along the Luce Line Trail, you'll find yourself immersed in the rural beauty of Minnesota's landscapes - rolling hills, lush forests, and sparkling lakes.
The trail also passes through several small towns, giving you plenty of opportunities to stop and explore local shops and restaurants. Bikers riding the Luce Line Trail can stop for brews and views at Birch's on the Lake, cool down at Nelson's Ice Cream, or stop for a quick bite at the biker-friendly Narrows Saloon. Trust us, you won't want to rush through this trail!
The 13-mile section from Wayzata to St. Bonifacius is especially scenic, with stunning views of Lake Minnetonka and even more charming towns to stop in. Whether you're an experienced cyclist or a beginner, the Luce Line Trail is the perfect place to ride your electric bike and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Minnesota.
Chaparral Rail Trail | McKinney, TX
If you're in Texas and looking for an electrifying ride through some of the state's most beautiful landscapes, you have to check out the Chaparral Rail Trail. This 2.2-mile path just east of McKinney is a dream for electric bike rides, with a wide, paved surface that lets you cruise with ease.
As you ride along the Chaparral Rail Trail, you’ll take in the beauty of the Texas countryside, from rolling hills to prairies to woodlands. If you're biking with kids (or kid-hearted adults), make sure to stop at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary along the route. This 289-acre nature preserve is home to a variety of native wildlife, including bison, bobcats, and many bird species. The Heard Museum features interactive exhibits, including a butterfly garden, dinosaur exhibit, and a nature trail that takes visitors through the woods and past a scenic creek. It's the perfect spot for a family picnic or a break from a long ride.
Our favorite stretch of the Chaparral Rail Trail is the 1-mile section from McDonald to Redbud Boulevard. This part of the trail is particularly scenic, with wildflowers, grasslands, and natural waterways that will take your breath away. Stop and enjoy a picnic in one of the many shaded areas or take a walk through the nearby woods. It's the perfect spot to recharge and take in the natural beauty of Texas.
The River's Edge Trail | Great Falls, MT
The River's Edge Trail in Great Falls, Montana is a must-see destination for any avid cyclist. This route spans over 60 miles along the Missouri River, and trust us, the views are epic. The natural beauty of Montana is on full display here, and you'll feel like you're living in a postcard.
The trail is well-maintained, so you're in for a smooth ride no matter where you start. But we recommend kicking things off at Giant Springs State Park and making your way to Black Eagle Dam. Along the way, keep your eyes open for the area’s abundant wildlife: like deer, beavers, and even bald eagles. The trail also passes through several parks and historical landmarks, like the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center features exhibits and artifacts that tell the story of the famous explorers and their journey through the area., and it’s a great spot to stop and learn a little about the history of Montana.
Whether you're looking for a leisurely afternoon ride or an all-day adventure, the River's Edge Trail is a fantastic option for electric bike enthusiasts.
The Genesee Valley Greenway | Rochester, NY
The Genesee Valley Greenway in Rochester, NY is a nature lover's dream come true. Over 90 mostly flat miles, the trail takes you through a variety of scenic landscapes, from peaceful forests filled with maple, oak, and hickory trees to vibrant meadows buzzing with wildflowers and pollinators. As you ride, you'll hear the gentle rustling of leaves and the chirping of birds that call the Genesee Valley home. If you're lucky, you might even spot some of the local wildlife like deer, rabbits, and foxes. You'll also come across several historical landmarks, like the Portage Bridge, which dates back to the 1800s. This bridge has seen it all, from horse-drawn carriages to modern electric bikes!
One of the highlights of the trail is the beautiful views of the Genesee River, which you can enjoy from several vantage points along the way. If you're looking for a relaxing and scenic ride, the Genesee Valley Greenway is the perfect choice for an electric bike adventure. With its peaceful surroundings and beautiful views, you'll feel like you're riding through a nature-filled paradise. So, get on your PWR e-bike and hit the trail for an experience you'll never forget!
We hope you’re able to Get Out There and check out one - or all - of these trails!
With a range of up to 45 miles, the PWR Dually XR e-bike gives you the freedom to explore whatever length of trail your heart desires. These trails are flatter and more accessible for beginners, but don’t be afraid to take your PWR bike out to your favorite national or state park to explore the backcountry!
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