3 miles
Distance
786 ft
Climb
-2,324 ft
Descent
00:44:59
Avg time
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Rim Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Altadena
    Altadena, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #34565 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 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
More Stats for Rim Trail bike 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 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    581 ft
  • Avg time
    00:44:59
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Status:
on Apr 22, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Rim Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      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...
      Jan 25, 2017 @ 7:38pm
      Jan 25, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 17 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Apr 22, 2019 @ 5:45pm
      Apr 22, 2019
      10 |
      Apr 22, 2019 @ 5:44pm
      Apr 22, 2019

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