1.7 miles
Distance
135 ft
Climb
-575 ft
Descent
00:16:39
Avg time
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The Rings Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bear Valley
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #72693 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #93871 in Trail Running
    • #87486 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Short and sweet downhill from Mt.Reba Road to the "Overflow Campground" Area on Highway 4.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for The Rings mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -440 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,250 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,785 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,785 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,345 ft
  • Grade
    -4.884%
  • Grade max
    -18.672%
  • Grade min
    11.675%
  • Distance climb
    2,060 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    812 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:39
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Status:
on Jun 27, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • 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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      The Rings Trail Reports

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      Jun 27, 2021 @ 9:32am
      Jun 27, 2021
      This trail is clear and in good shape with no current issues. It is definitely a black diamond trail, but all complex rock features are...
      Jun 7, 2020 @ 5:57pm
      Jun 7, 2020
      Couple of trees down. They will be out within next two weeks if no one beats me to it. Needs McCloud/shovel to clear big rotten tree.
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 11:00am
      Aug 15, 2019
      reporter This trail, recently logged, and brushed by the Bear Valley Trail Stewardship, also had a few drains repaired and is clear to ride.
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 11:09am
      Aug 11, 2019
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 8:09pm
      Jul 6, 2019
      Some large patches of snow and mud bogs along with fairly deep creek crossings
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 179 rides
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      Jul 28, 2021 @ 10:26am
      Jul 28, 2021
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      Feb 20, 2018 @ 9:30pm
      Feb 20, 2018

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      whoisadam (Jun 9, 2020 at 13:26)
       Upper and Lower Rings are up there with the best trails in the area in my opinion just wish they were longer. Posted a video in the VIDEO tab to give you an idea. Fun flow, rock chunk and speed. Also check out Bee Gultch that was a great trail as well. Only got to ride about half of upper rings was too much snow June 6, 2020.
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      • + 0
      nrobison (Jun 30, 2020 at 9:38)
       The rings was fun. Will do it again. No trees down. Lots of fun. Challenging for hard tail.
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      Riding Bear Valley blind |  First tracks on...
      3:52 | 221 | Dec 19, 2020 , Bear Valley
      RINGS TRAIL | BEAR VALLEY, CA
      2:33 | 528 | Jun 10, 2020 , Bear Valley
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