Trail Run Project Logo

blueBlack Arnold Rim Trail

Trail

10.4 mile 16.7 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,412' 430 m
Descent: -1,724' -525 m
High: 4,369' 1,332 m
Low: 3,509' 1,070 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

Weather

Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

Unknown See History

Popular runs nearby

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Run this trail?

Add details to help others plan their adventure.

A rolling multi-use trail that is a challenging run with plenty of highlights along the way.

Kristen Arendt

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Arnold Rim Trail is located about 1.5 hours southeast from Sacramento or 1 hr straight east from Stockton in the foothills of the Sierras off Hwy 4. Runners has their choice of running this trail as an out and back, or if you plan ahead, you can set up a shuttle.

Starting from the logging museum (worth a look), the trail starts with a .8 mile section on a paved Americans with Disabilities Act Path. This section of the trail can be a bit busy. Once on the dirt, you'll be running through lush woods on smooth singletrack. Enjoy the easy going while you can, as you'll soon come to the first steep climb, gaining close to 500 ft in about a 1/4 mile on loose dirt. A fantastic westward view awaits you at the top.

From here, you'll head to the actual top of Manuel Peak and Cougar Rock, which features great views looking east or west. Sunsets from Cougar Rock and San Antonio Falls Overlook are amazing. There is also a little bit of bouldering and scrambling around Cougar Rock and San Antonio Falls if you are so inclined.

Dropping down from Cougar Rock, you'll get back to the smooth, rolling trail that you saw early on. Post #32 marks the end of the singletrack at about 8.4 miles. From here, you can continue another 2.4 miles to Avery Sheep Ranch Rd on mainly fire road to finish out the trail.

Although this trail is a bit long to run as a full out-and-back, there are plenty of options along the way so you can customize the trail for you. There is also access to disc golf, kayaking, and other outdoor sports at White Pines Lake. Cougar Rock and San Antonio Falls are a must see. Visit the trail's website for more information.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Dec 1, 2017
Lee Zambrano

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 5 votes

#6627

Overall
  4.2 from 5 votes
5 Star
20%
4 Star
80%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#699

in California

#6,627

Overall
44 Views Last Month
852 Since Dec 14, 2016
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
20%
20%
40%
20%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running