Featured Ride: Paradise Royale Loop

Originally posted on January 6, 2016 at 7:00 am

This mountain-bike-specific trail system in the Paradise Ridge area of the King Range National Conservation Area is the result of a partnership between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA), along with the Redwood Coast Mountain Bike Association.

The 11.6-mile Paradise Royale Loop is a great introduction to the Paradise Royale Trail System, gaining a little over 2,200 feet of elevation along the way.

If you’d like some additional mileage, add in an out-and-back run on the Pacific Rim Trail as you see fit. If you want to go big, park at the shelter cove lot and and ride Courtyard and Pacific Rim out to the Paradise Royale Loop, then return on Pacific Rim and Courtyard. That’ll be a big day on the bike; nearly 30 miles and nearly 6,000 feet of climbing.

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Be sure to research your visit on MTB Project prior to visiting.

Photos courtesy of MTB Project.


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