King Range National Conservation Area ~ Mountain Biking

King Range National Conservation Area ~ Mountain Biking

The Paradise Royale Mountain Bike Trail is a 14 mile loop trail dedicated with a celebration on National Public Lands Day, September 27, 2008 to recognize all the groups and individuals who contributed 4,000 volunteer hours to build the 14-mile loop trail. The 14 mile loop opened to rave reviews from riders across the US, and a feature article in the March 2009 issue of “Bike” magazine. It is beautiful single track built for mountain biking. This was designed for mountain biking, and all other users must yield to bikes! There is something for everyone here. There are optional jumps and drops on the descent. Sweet banked corners, swooping curves, loads of fun! Be warned, it takes a reasonably fit and skilled rider to complete the loop; the climbs are tough and there are significant elevation gains and losses. However, you could have fun playing around on the flat sections. The loop is designed to be ridden in a clockwise direction. Check out the BLM website for a map. Read the info at the trailhead.

Since 2005, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been working cooperatively with mountain biking advocates and clubs, such as the International Mountain Bicycling Association to plan, develop, and construct an environmentally sustainable, challenging mountain bike trail system in the Paradise Ridge area of the King Range National Conservation Area, situated near 2850′ high Queen Peak, north of Shelter Cove Road.

The proposed system will ultimately include 30 miles of trails encompassing varying levels of difficulty and diverse scenic vistas, terrain features and riding experiences.

Ask about voluntourism opportunities!

Recreational Opportunities

Mountain biking, hiking.

Seasons Accessible

Day use only.
Open year round but can be wet in winter months, or blocked by fallen trees. Call the King Range BLM Office for trail conditions.

Directions to the trail: U.S. Hwy 101 to the Redway/Garberville exit. Follow signs to Shelter Cove/King Range NCA. Travel approximately 20 miles west from Redway, turn right onto King Peak Road (dirt road). Travel approximately 2 miles to Paradise Royale day-use trailhead.

Pet Friendly Notes
Dogs must be under owners’ voice control at all times, and should be very fit as the trail includes significant elevation gains and losses over the14 mile length.

For More Information, Contact:

King Range National Conservation Area Project Office
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/arcata/kingrange/index.html
P.O. Drawer 189, Whitethorn, CA 95589
(707) 986-5400 · fax (707) 986-5401

 

King Range National Conservation Area ~ Mountain Biking