October 25, 2009
During a recent IMBA trail crew visit about 30 locals gathered to reroute a bad sections of trail near the â€˜Top of the Worldâ€™, a great turn out for such a small community. Everyone of them was excited and eager to brag about the area and share trail info. Visit Arnoldrimtrail.org for updated info, the map itself is still being updated as sections are being rerouted. Once again a stop by the Ranger Office on hwy 4 is a good idea, the local rangers although working on a very limited budget are open to ideas and suggestions here so feel free to chat with them about the trails system.
The Bear Valley ski resort and bike trails are about 25 miles up highway 4 and the locals tell me there is more than one route of trails all the way from there down to the Arnold area.
The org is constantly working with the local home owners to obtain better parking areas and access to the system. Please be courteous and only park in specified areas, if in doubt please just ask.
I didnâ€™t take many photos on my ride there however the trail description for the Top of the World has several that will give you a good idea of the terrain, there is also a GPS map there of quite a bit of the immediate network mapped.
Through planning and a lot of hard work this is soon too become a great weekend destination for riding less than a couple hours from Sacramento, watch for this place to really grow in popularity.