Department of Interior E-Bike Policies
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PeopleForBikes seeks to maintain a useful public resource of e-bike policies across National Park Service units. While we strive for factual and complete information, information changes frequently. We will make every attempt to keep this spreadsheet up to date, but please confirm with your local park for the most detailed and up to date information.
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StatePark NameAgencyPolicyStatusLand Manager Contact InformationLink to policy
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AKDenali National Park and ReserveDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes are allowed in accordance with the provisions of 36 CFR Part 4. E-bikes are allowed on park roads, parking areas, and trails that are open to traditional bicycles.
E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited under 36 CFR 4.30. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.
Adopted Sept. 30Main line, (907) 683-9532Compendium
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AKBering Land Bridge National PreserveDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes are allowed in accordance with the provisions of 36 CFR Part 4. E-bikes are allowed on park roads, parking areas, and trails that are open to traditional bicycles.
E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited under 36 CFR 4.30. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.
Adopted Sept. 30Main line, (800) 471-2352Compendium
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AZGlen Canyon National Recreation AreaDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceGlen Canyon National Recreation Area has determined that because it currently has no trails designated for bicycle use, electric bicycles are only allowed on authorized roads. Information about suggested roads that would provide scenic bicycle use is available at on the Mountain Biking pageAdopted Oct. 3Mary Plumb, 928-608-6202Compendium
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CAGolden Gate National Recreation AreaDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes are allowed in Golden Gate National Recreation Area where traditional bicycles are
allowed. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.
Public comment period closed Oct. 28GGNRA Public Affairs, 415-561-4730Compendium
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CALassen Volcanic National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes are allowed in Lassen Volcanic National Park where traditional bicycles are allowed. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.Adopted Sept. 19Main line, (530) 595-4480Compendium
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CAPoint Reyes National SeashoreDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceOnly human-powered bicycles are allowed on park trails where bicycles are permitted (see below). Electric and motorized bicycles are prohibited on all park trails, but are permitted on any road which is open to the public to drive their automobiles.Adopted Sept. 9Main line, 415-464-5100 x2Bike riding in Point Reyes
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CAJohn Muir National Historic SiteDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceBicycle use, including E-bikes, is permitted on park roads and parking areas only. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited. Bikes, including E-bikes, are not permitted in the following areas:

• The Mount Wanda nature trail
Adopted Sept. 27Main line, (925) 228-8860Compendium
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CODinosaur National MonumentDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceBicycles and e-bikes are allowed on paved and unpaved roads that are open to the public. Bicycles and e-bikes are not allowed on any trails in the monumentAdopted Sept. 30Dan Johnson, (435) 781-7702Compendium
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DCNational Mall and Memorial ParksDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceWithin National Mall and Memorial Parks, bicycles and e-bikes are allowable on sidewalks outside of the memorials; bicycle and e-bike users must walk bicycles and e-bikes through the memorials and along the Tidal Basin walks. Bicycles and e-bikes are not allowed on the steps, colonnades, or within the chambers of the District of Columbia War Memorial, Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials, nor inside the Washington Monument. In addition, bicycles and e-bikes should be parked in the bicycle racks at each Monument and Memorial. Commercial or guided bicycle or e-bike groups are not permitted in any 36 CFR 7.96 restricted area.Adopted Sept. 26Main Line, (202) 426-6841Compendium
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FLEverglades National Park Department of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts (1 horse power) are permitted on trails and public roads where traditional bicycles are allowed. Speed limit is 10 miles per hour on all trails and 15 miles per hour on the Shark Valley Tram Road. Fully electric (no pedaling required) bicycles are only permitted on public roadways, the same as vehicles. Adopted Oct. 2Main line, (305) 242-7700NPS Press Release
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MACape Cod National SeashoreDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceAll classes of e-bikes allowed where bikes can go, but can not use a throttle on a class 2Adopted Sept. 30Main line, 415-464-5100 x2NPS Press Release
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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Department of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes are allowed in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park where traditional bicycles are allowed. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited. The term e-bike means a two- or three- wheeled cycle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts (1 horsepower).

Trail areas where the e-bikes are allowed include the Towpath, Berma Road, and the Capital Crescent Trail. The maximum speed on designated routes within the park is 15 m.p.h.
Adopted Sept. 27Main line, 301-739-4200Compendium
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MEAcadia National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceClass 1 e-bikes are now be allowed on the carriage roads and other places where non-motorized bikes are permitted. Acadia has lowered the speed limit for all bikes from 25 mph to 20 mph on the carriage roads and Schoodic bike pathsAdopted Sept. 28
Christie Anastasia, 207 288-8806
NPS Press Release
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MTGlacier National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes are allowed in Glacier National Park where traditional bicycles are allowed. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.Adopted Sept. 19
Morgan Warthin, 307-344-2015
NPS Press Release
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NVLake Mead National Recreation AreaDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes are allowed in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area where traditional bicycles are allowed. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.Adopted Sept. 10Main line, (702) 293-8990Compendium
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NVTule Springs Fossil Beds National MonumentDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceThe use of bicycles and e-bikes is prohibited, except on existing roads, where previous disturbance from significant motor vehicle travel has occurred in the past, and/or flood channels/washes/arroyos.

E-bikes are allowed in Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument where traditional bicycles are allowed. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.
Adopted Oct. 18Main line, (702) 293-8853Compendium
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OHCuyahoga Valley National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park Service"E-bikes are allowed in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where traditional bicycles are allowed. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited. Except where the use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.

Closures and other use restrictions E-bikes Use
- No person shall operate a class 3 electric bicycle on any trail traditional bikes are permitted on.
- No person shall operate a class 1, class 2, or class 3 electric bicycle on East Rim Mountain Bike Trails.
- No person shall operate a class 2 electric bicycle in throttle mode only on any trail traditional bikes are permitted on.
Public comment from Dec. 1 to 30.Pamela Barnes, 440-546-5994, 440-241-5857 (cell), or pamela_barnes@nps.govCompendium
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ORCrater Lake National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes are allowed in Crater Lake National Park where traditional bicycles are allowed. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.Adopted Sept. 15Marsha McCabe, (541) 594-3091 Compendium
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PAGettysburg National Military ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes are allowed in Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site where traditional bicycles are allowed. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.Adopted Sept. 12Main Line, (717) 334-1124Compendium
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PAEisenhower National Historic SiteDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes are allowed in Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site where traditional bicycles are allowed. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.Adopted Sept. 12Main Line, (717) 334-1124Compendium
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TNGreat Smoky Mountains National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServicePark Roads. The use of non-motorized bicycles and electrical bicycles is permitted on park roads and in parking areas that are otherwise open for motor vehicle used by the general public.
(b) The following routes, when closed seasonally to motor vehicles, remain open for non-
motorized bicycles and Class 1 and Class 2 electric bicycles year round.
• Heintooga Ridge Road
• Clingmans Dome Road
• Forge Creek Road
• Balsam Mountain/Straight Fork Road
• Little Greenbrier Road
• Parson Branch Road
• Rich Mountain Road
• Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
• Upper Tremont Road
• The Cades Cove Loop Road (including during the Wednesday and Saturday morning "bicycle closure" events from May thru September)
(d) The following trails are open to non-motorized bicycles and Class 1 and Class 2 electric bicycles.
• The Gatlinburg Trail between the Sugarlands Visitor Center and Gatlinburg. (1.9 miles)
• The Oconaluftee River Trail between the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and the town of Cherokee. (1.6 miles)
• That portion of the graveled road now existing from the trailhead to the end of the gravel on the: Indian Creek Trail (2.9 miles) and Deep Creek Trail (1.4 miles)
(f) (l)(i) Except where the use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an electric bicycle without pedaling is prohibited.
(f)(l)(ii) The use of Class 3 bicycles is prohibited on the above listed roads and trails.
Adopted Oct. 7Main line, (865) 436-1200Compendium
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UTArches National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes allowed on paved and unpaved roads open to the public but no trails (traditional bikes also not allowed on trails).Adopted Oct. 1Scott Brown, 435-719-2120Compendium
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UTCanyonlands National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes allowed on paved and unpaved roads open to the public but no trails.Adopted Oct. 1Scott Brown, 435-719-2120Compendium
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UTHovenweep National MonumentDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes allowed on paved and unpaved roads open to the public but no trails.Adopted Oct. 1Scott Brown, 435-719-2120NPS Press Release
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UTNatural Bridges National MonumentDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes allowed on paved and unpaved roads open to the public but no trails.Adopted Oct. 1Scott Brown, 435-719-2120NPS Press Release
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UTBryce Canyon National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceSince e-bikes are considered motor vehicles under 36 CFR, they are not permitted on the Shared Use Path. E-bikes because they are motor vehicles are allowed on park roads. The park has designated the Shared Used Path for bicycle use to limit their presence on the Main Park Road due to vehicle/bicycle conflicts. The Shared Use Path, which is the only path/trail in Bryce open to bicycles, is often congested with pedestrians and traditional bicyclists. Adding a motorized bicycle (defined as a motor vehicle) increases the risk of a collision.Adopted Sept. 19Peter Densmore, 435-834-4744 Compendium
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UTZion National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceClass 1 e-bikes are allowed where ever bikes are allowed. The Pa'ms Trail is the only trail within Zion that can accommodate bicycles and e-bikes without suffering resource damage. Class II e-bikes, which are throttle assisted e-bikes and per policy, only authorized to be used where public motor vehicles can go, are prohibited in Zion National Park because it would be unsafe to ride one through tl1e Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel and because the Pa'rus trail does not allow for motor vehicle use. Manufacturesofe-bikesareproducinge-bikestl1atcanswitchclasses. InordertopreventillegaluseofaClassIIe­ bike on tl1e Pa'rus Trail and from entering tl1e tunnel as well as to assist law enforcement in readily differentiating between tlle classes. Class II e-bikes are prohibited. Class III e-bikes are also prohibited (excepting law enforcement and emergency response persom1el) because the speed of 28 MPH is too fast for tl1e congested, multi-use Pa'ms Trail and narrow public road corridor in Zion's main canyon, often congested witl1 pedestrians, vehicles, shuttle buses, bicyclists, and parked vehicles.Adopted Aug. 30Main line, (435) 772-3256 Compendium
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WAMount Rainier National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes are now allowed everywhere traditional bicycles are allowed in Mount Rainier National Park. This includes all park roads currently open to motor vehicles. E-bikes possessing a motor of less than 750 watts (1 h.p) on which the motor only assists with pedal propulsion are permitted on roads and trails that are currently open only to bicycles, including the Westside Road to Klapache Point and the Carbon River Road from the Carbon River Entrance to Ipsut Creek Campground.Adopted Sept. 30Main line, (360) 569-2211Compendium
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WAOlympic National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceThe use of a pedal-assist e-bike is prohibited in Olympic National Park except on park roads and the following paved or hardened trails located primarily in front-country areas where traditional bicycles are allowed:
- Spruce Railroad Trail.
- The Deer Park Road, Obstruction Point Road, and Hurricane Hill Road when closed to motorized vehicular traffic and plowing operations are not underway.
- The Dosewallips Road from the boundary to the Dosewallips Ranger Station.
Adtoped Sept. 19Main line, (360) 565-3130Compendium
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WVNew River Gorge National RiverDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceThe use of eBikes, in compliance with applicable adopted state law will be allowed on park roads opened to motor vehicle use (classes 1, 2, and 3). eBikes will now be allowed the Stone Cliff Trail (classes 1 and 2 only). Due to public safety concerns, eBikes will not be allowed on other trails where traditional bikes are currently allowed.Adopted Oct. 2Dave Bieri, 304-465-2516Compendium
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WVGauley River National Recreation AreaDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceThe use of eBikes, in compliance with applicable adopted state law will be allowed on park roads opened to motor vehicle use (classes 1, 2, and 3). eBikes will now be allowed the Stone Cliff Trail (classes 1 and 2 only). Due to public safety concerns, eBikes will not be allowed on other trails where traditional bikes are currently allowed.Adopted Oct. 2Dave Bieri, 304-465-2516Compendium
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WVBluestone National Scenic RiverDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceThe use of eBikes, in compliance with applicable adopted state law will be allowed on park roads opened to motor vehicle use (classes 1, 2, and 3). eBikes will now be allowed the Stone Cliff Trail (classes 1 and 2 only). Due to public safety concerns, eBikes will not be allowed on other trails where traditional bikes are currently allowed.Adopted Oct. 2Dave Bieri, 304-465-2516Compendium
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WVHarpers Ferry National Historical Park Department of Interior - National Park ServiceHarpers Ferry National Historical Park, will allow E-bikes wherever traditional bicycles are allowed. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.Adopted Sept. 30News Release
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WYYellowstone National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes are allowed in Yellowstone National Park where traditional bicycles are allowed. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.Adopted Sept. 6
Morgan Warthin, 307-344-2015
Compendium
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WYGrand Teton National ParkDepartment of Interior - National Park ServiceE-bikes are allowed in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway where traditional bicycles are allowed, including the multi-use pathways. E-bikes are prohibited where traditional bicycles are prohibited including the restrictions on the Teton Park Road, Moose Wilson Road and the Signal Mountain summit road when they convert to “Winter Road- Over Snow Access. Except where use of motor vehicles by the public is allowed, using the electric motor to move an e-bike without pedaling is prohibited.Adopted Sept. 6
Morgan Warthin, 307-344-2015
NPS Press Release
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WYNational Elk RefugeDepartment of Interior - Fish and Wildlife ServiceE-bikes are allowed on the pathways of the National Elk Refuge that connect to Grand Teton National Park. Similar to traditional bicycles, e-bikes are not allowed in designated wilderness, in areas managed as wilderness, or on oversnow roads in the winter. Adopted Sept. 19
Denise Germann, 307.739.3393
NPS Press Release
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