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Rim Trail

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Trail

3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 217' 66 m
Descent: -1,713' -522 m
High: 5,698' 1,737 m
Low: 4,137' 1,261 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)

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Trail shared by Alex Johnson

A singletrack trail that connects to Newcombs Pass and the Gabrielino Trail.

Alex Johnson

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

The gate by the Observatory is only open weekends 10 am - 5pm.

Description

A singletrack downhill that connects with Newcombs Pass, Gabrielino Trail, and other trails. It's great for a DH shuttle.

Enter through the gate at the top of Mt. Wilson (this gate is only open on weekends) and continue east towards the observatory. You'll see the Rim Trail on the left.

From the top, the trail points east and stays fairly flat with for a while and then drops via switchbacks into the canyon and ends at Newcombs Pass. There, you can catch the Gabrielino Trail to Chantry in Sierra Madre. The trail can be very thin in places and can be covered with leaves or snow, so stay alert.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Feb 9, 2020
matt C
Currently has dozens of downed trees obstructing the trail. Although thin and washed out in spots, this would be a great trail if trees were cleared.
Jan 2, 2016
Alex Johnson

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For a moment, you really do ride on the rim of this ridge.
Oct 7, 2019 near Sierra…, CA
End of the trail.
Jan 28, 2016 near Sierra…, CA
Rim Trail descent from Mt. Wilson. Use caution, tight trail with foggy and moist conditions.
May 8, 2015 near Sierra…, CA
Typical exposure and conditions along upper portion of the trail.
Sep 14, 2016 near Sierra…, CA

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