Visit Joshua Tree National Park, USA, by Electric Bike

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Visit Joshua Tree National Park, USA, by Electric Bike

Easy E-Biking - National Parks, USA by electric bike - real world, real e-bikes, helping to make electric biking practical and fun

Joshua Tree National Park is a national park located in California, USA. The park covers 1235 square miles (3199 square km) and includes parts of the higher Mojave Desert and the lower Colorado Desert. On the southwest edge, it also includes the Little San Bernardino Mountains.  

If you are interested in visiting Joshua Tree National Park with an e-bike, this article will answer all your questions! 

Are e-bikes allowed in Joshua Tree National Park? 

There is currently no e-bike specific information about Joshua Tree National Park. However, Joshua Tree National Park is managed by the National Park Service (NPS), and e-bikes are allowed where traditional bicycles are permitted in all units of the National Park System

Per the federal USA and California state laws, e-bikes (which are classified as motorized bicycles) must have: 

  • A maximum motor output that does not exceed 750W
  • A maximum speed that does not exceed 20 mph (32 km/h)  
  • A motor that only provides assistance when the rider is pedalling 

 

How is Joshua Tree National Park organized, is it bicycle-friendly? 

Though there are options for cycling in the park, bicyclists are not permitted to ride on hiking trails, and are restricted to roads that are open to vehicles. Additionally, there are no bike lanes in the park, and riders should be aware that most paved roads do not have a shoulder. If you choose to ride on paved roads, be sure to exercise extreme caution, wear reflective clothing, be aware of RVs and large trucks, and watch for bumps, potholes, and wildlife.

 

Easy E-Biking - National Parks, USA by electric bike - real world, real e-bikes, helping to make electric biking practical and fun

If you are looking to avoid heavy road traffic, it is recommended to cycle on the park’s backcountry roads, as they experience less congestion. Backcountry roads in the park include Berdoo Canyon Road, Black Eagle Mine Road, Covington Flat, Geology Tour Road, Old Dale Road, Pinkham Canyon-Thermal Canyon Roads, and Queen Valley Roads.  

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