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Pacific Rim

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (10)

An awesome connection to the Paradise Royale Loop with stunning Pacific Ocean views.


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Map Key

6.8

Miles

10.9

KM

Singletrack

2,477' 755 m

High

1,689' 515 m

Low

1,555' 474 m

Up

1,619' 494 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The Pacific Rim Trail is a link between Shelter Cove Road and the Paradise Royale Loop.

Start counter-clockwise on the Pacific Rim Green Loop, turning left on the Pacific Rim Trail. The climbing begins right away with a continuous grunt up to Paradise Ridge. Pedal through short, steep climbs punctuated by quick descents to another extended (less steep) gradual climb. The grade steepens again as you reach the high point of the trail. From here Its fast and fun as you traverse the ridge, crossing below Queen Peak.

Dont forget to take in the mesmerizing views of the Pacific Ocean before the exciting descent into the dense forest. You'll navigate a series of switchbacks before reaching the trail intersection on the east side of the Paradise Royale Loop.

From here you can retrace your ride in the opposite direction or continue on to the Paradise Royale Loop. Clockwise is the recommended direction.

Contacts

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 10 votes

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#532

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Photos

Sunset on the Pacific Rim Trail.
Aug 5, 2015 near Redway, CA
A tight, narrow and exposed forest section of the Pacific Rim trail.
Aug 5, 2015 near Redway, CA
Heading down the switchbacks into the forest on Pacific Rim trail.
Mar 2, 2015 near Redway, CA
If you're seeking a way to add some work and variety to the Paradise Royale loop, Pacific Rim trail will provide both, and in a hurry.
Aug 3, 2015 near Redway, CA
A brief respite from the climb up Pacific Rim trail.
Aug 5, 2015 near Redway, CA
The Pacific Rim trail, part of the Paradise Royale Trail System, offers magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.
Mar 2, 2015 near Redway, CA

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Mar 29, 2021
Joe Bryant
Allow more time than normal; the trail bed is not used much and covered in scree covered in leaves, making your forward progress pretty slow.
Sep 27, 2020
John Lucas
14mi — 2h 15m
Sep 10, 2019
Jay Austin
May 28, 2018
Kurt Davey
May 27, 2018
Kurt Davey
Absolutely gorgeous views.
May 5, 2018
James Bishop
Combined with Paradise Royale Loop for a pretty epic ride! 22mi
May 28, 2016
Alex Fore
Trail surface soft, lots of leaf litter, sketchy traction at speed on descent to Southern end.