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North Rim Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 145' 44 m
Descent: -59' -18 m
High: 685' 209 m
Low: 541' 165 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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This dirt road runs along the north rim of Alum Rock Park across rolling terrain.

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Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Kids will enjoy this trail's pleasant grades and nice views.

Description

While not the most interesting trail in the world, the North Rim Trail is a nice place to get out and enjoy nature. There are some places where mud slides have narrowed the road, though it's wide enough to use. Poison oak impinges on the trail in some places, so keep an eye out, but otherwise get out there and soak up the fresh air!

Flora & Fauna

Deer, turkey, rabbits, quail, acorn woodpeckers, and red tailed hawks are abundant in this park. Audubon leads bird hikes here if it gives you any indication.

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Jan 1, 2019
Michelle Kiang
Jan 20, 2018
Jeremy Brooks

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Photos

Buckeye tree flowers along the North Rim Trail attract beautiful butterflies.
May 22, 2017 near East Fo…, CA
This is Alum Rock that the park is named after. This view is from the North Rim Trail.
May 22, 2017 near East Fo…, CA

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