2 miles
Distance
1,263 ft
Climb
-760 ft
Descent
00:59:47
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Skyline Wilderness Park
    Napa, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #37097 in Mountain Biking

Pretty rocky but not too rough on the down. There are about 5 or 6 sharp switchbacks with a few that will come at you when you're just building some good flow. The trail is a bit narrow at some points and when the area is overgrown it can become a bit of an issue for visibility.

Access Info

Access from Skyline Trail near Chaparral

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Thacher's Rim Rock Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    502 ft
  • Altitude min
    437 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,638 ft
  • Altitude start
    437 ft
  • Altitude end
    939 ft
  • Grade
    4.082%
  • Grade max
    -125.909%
  • Grade min
    214.268%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,684 ft
  • Distance flat
    336 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:37:20
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to thacher-s-rim-rock-trail trailhead (38.270070, -122.237220)
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Thacher's Rim... Trail Reports

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Oct 9, 2018 @ 9:18am
Oct 9, 2018
This trail is only “rideable” in one direction. Coming down the west side from sugarloaf peak to skyline is extremely steep and exposed. Use...
Jul 29, 2018 @ 10:53am
Jul 29, 2018
Still totally overgrown
Jun 11, 2018 @ 9:07pm
Jun 11, 2018
Overgrown vegetation, do not ride until vegetation is cut back unless you want cut up arms and legs from the prickly plants attacking you.
May 21, 2018 @ 12:26pm
May 21, 2018
reporter Overgrown vegetation. Majorly overgrown. I'm working with the managers to get this cleared out. I'll post a new report when it's clear.
Apr 18, 2018 @ 6:28pm
Apr 18, 2018
A bit overgrown in some spots. Found four ticks on me on this trail. Dirt was really nice, except for one really slippery part the extreme steep...
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Oct 9, 2018 @ 9:23am
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Thacher's Rim Rock Trail
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Apr 3, 2018 @ 6:02pm
Apr 3, 2018
Thacher's Rim Rock Trail
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Apr 3, 2018 @ 6:01pm
Apr 3, 2018
Thacher's Rim Rock Trail
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Apr 3, 2018 @ 6:00pm
Apr 3, 2018
Thacher's Rim Rock Trail

Routes with this trail

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River to Ridge and up Thatcher
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag mattselig25 (Jun 11, 2018 at 21:10)
 Make sure to only climb up from the green starting point listed. If you attempt it from the red finish point you will be hike a biking up for 700 + ft of strenuous work.
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  • + 0
flag nick2616 (Dec 1, 2018 at 18:43)
 I did the trail in the suggested direction and it was absolutely not worth it. The climb up was quite tough and the descent was not worth the effort. There are much better trails in this park for biking. This trail will be reserved for hiking in my book.
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Skyline Wilderness (Napa, CA) Mountain Biking
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