3.4 miles
Distance
786 ft
Climb
-2,324 ft
Descent
01:12:38
Avg time
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Rim Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Altadena
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #76784 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #292 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Part great, part horrible, part cruisy, part nerve-wracking, almost flowy, and yet often interrupted by tight switchbacks. This trail is certainly none of those things, but part all of them.

Lots of side hilling will keep your focus, as you try not to plunge off the steep mountainside. Substantially long segments of the trail are continuously thin and sandy, and a few sections feature clifftop trail that would certainly be fatal if you ate it.

Other parts get quite fast, but the trail is never too steep as to be a brake-locker. So it does have that going for it.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Rim Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,538 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,117 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,695 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,655 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,117 ft
  • Grade
    -8.453%
  • Grade max
    -88.348%
  • Grade min
    57.686%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    581 ft
  • Avg time
    01:12:38
  • Avg reverse time
    02:33:09
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on May 6, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (8 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Rim Trail Trail Reports

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      May 6, 2021 @ 2:51pm
      May 6, 2021
      Closed. Major erosion and tons of downed trees littering the trail.
      Aug 17, 2020 @ 10:45pm
      Aug 17, 2020
      Much of the remaining deadfall has been cut through. Some treadwork has been done, and more traffic is helping. Conditions overall are good,...
      Jun 8, 2020 @ 7:42pm
      Jun 8, 2020
      Bad deadfall remains near Newcomb Pass, most of upper part is in fair condition with only 1 walk-around. Brush is getting scruffy, tread is...
      Apr 22, 2019 @ 5:44pm
      Apr 22, 2019
      I went up rim today. Couldn't find much info on this trail and indeed it appears very lightly tread. It's a pretty steady, doesn't have many roots...
      Aug 20, 2018 @ 11:50am
      Aug 20, 2018
      The top section from the observatory is stupidly loose and soft, like riding in sand. I don't know about the rest - rode the first few hundred...
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