Little Rainbow Extension

4.20 out of 5
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↑ 700 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
The little rainbow trail runs about 3 miles one-way up from the upper parking lot for the Methodist Mountain Trail System near the beginning of the Little Rainbow Trail (NOT the Methodist Mountain trailhead high up on the actual Rainbow Trail) until it dead ends on 4x4 road 5668B.
This singletrack is a fantastic piece of trail that swoops down into dips, flies along hillsides, gets serious exposure on top of knobs, and climbs up the side of the mountain. In short, this trail is rocking!
Right now, unless you want to ride a lot of 4x4 road (which would connect you with the official Rainbow Trail), this segment is best ridden as an out-and-back (for a total of a little under 6 miles), but it is a fantastic out-and-back at that!
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (5 total check-ins)
  cleanlines   on Jun 15, 2019
  mlinde   on Aug 12, 2018
  Greg Heil   on Jun 23, 2018
  ~Mountain Bike Addict~   on May 28, 2017
  Leslie A. Smith   on Mar 26, 2016
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Reviews (5)


October 1, 2015
bikecandy Gramcounter  
Review: This is a great stretch of trail. I wouldn't say that it's technical, but I'd agree that some of the exposure and side slopes it follows will cause you to pause the first time you ride it. It has a nice flow both out and back and a great addition to a longer Rainbow ride.

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April 9, 2015
Review: A fun addition to Little Rainbow. It starts out pretty mellow but as you progress the trail on the side cuts is definitely narrower than on Little Rainbow. The exposure, for my first ride, was a little more than my pacemaker was calibrated for. Looking forward to getting more comfortable on this one. Combined with Little Rainbow and Racetrack for an out and back this makes for a good length of non-tech singletrack.

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Bunny Hop

February 3, 2015
kaseytea Bunny Hop  
Review: This was a nice easy fun ride for the whole family. The trail has nothing technical and fun up and downs. The trail is loose rocks and easy to slip out on some turns. Still a good beginner trail.

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April 29, 2014
justin70 Singletrack  
Review: Love this trail!
It is the jewel in the Methodist Mtn for me.
Thee are a number of tight, exposed corners that all make me smile - well done to the trail builders.

Seems to be labelled on maps as 'Double Rainbow' now.

Similar Trail: Down-uppity, Joes Ridge

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World Champ

September 13, 2013
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: Most definitely 5 stars! While not technical in the rocky sense, this trail is narrow, exposed, swoopy, offers great views... yeah, it's just a ton of fun!

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Little Rainbow Extension MTB Trail 4.20 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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