22 miles
2,502 ft
-2,162 ft
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Rainbow Rim Details

  • Riding area
    Kaibab Plateau
    Jacob Lake, Arizona
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  • Direction
    Both Directions
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    spring, summer, autumn
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Singletrack along the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Trail contours a series of drainages through the forest poking out to a few canyon overlooks along the way. Recently the south end has been extended approximately four miles with the ultimate goal of adding more trail in the future to hopefully make the trail a loop.The new section is more twisty than the original alignment with no major climbs.

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More Stats for Rainbow Rim mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    341 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,480 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,949 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,607 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,948 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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on Jul 26, 2017
Avg: 4.15 (6 votes)

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Rainbow Rim Trail Reports

Jul 26, 2017 @ 7:45am
Jul 26, 2017
Trail between Parissawampitts Pt and Locus Pt has a lot of areas with loose rocks and overgrown plants taking over the trail. The trail between...
Jul 15, 2017 @ 8:28pm
Jul 15, 2017
8 inch tree down across trail, blocking trail. Must climb over as it is off the ground. Location midway between parisawampitts point and locust...
Jul 24, 2016 @ 5:19pm
Jul 24, 2016
Trail Eroded, loose rocks. Berms have been worn away
Jun 20, 2016 @ 7:35pm
Jun 20, 2016
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Raeshell (Aug 30, 2017 at 22:17)
 Elevation profile from parissawampitts pt to locus pt is way off. Its pretty mellow up and down. Between yhese two points, trail was loose rock and overgrown. Between locus and timp point was well worn with loose rock at times. New section before timp point is soft and kinda hard to see sometimes, but really fun. Please add more trail, what a cool place.
  • + 1
flag Brete (Sep 19, 2017 at 11:35)
 The views are the reason to ride this. Honestly, there's nothing "intermediate" about the trail. It's GREEN all day (I rode the sections from Locust Pt south past Timp Pt.). Nice smooth single track winding through the forest. Bring your mom. That said, don't expect continuous views. There are a few view points but 96% of this is in the forest with no views of the Grand Canyon.

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