Rim Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews

Rim Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trinidad, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
19 days ago

21 days ago

1 month ago

Very pretty trail, but did not go all the way through. Parts of it were closed. The parts that we did get to see were very pretty with lots of adorable banana slugs and the sound of seals.

1 month ago

What a great trail!! The entire thing and all the little trails that shoot off of it lead to amazing ocean views. Total miles for us was 4.2. Not many ppl since it’s October. Two thumbs up!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Really pretty hike. Saw some sea lions.

4 months ago

Great short hike with beautiful views. Kept our two year old in the pack because of steep cliffs. Bring your binoculars! Lots of harbor seals and other sea life on the rocks down below.

walking
4 months ago

This was a great morning walk. I started near Palmer's Point and walked to Lookout Point. There were many small break off trails that took you to spots to admire views of the ocean. There aren't very many signs along the way but always take the path towards the West and you'll be on the right one, otherwise you end up in the campgrounds our parking lots. No dogs allowed, sadly, but dull a great walk. Take all the smaller trails that are along this trail. The views are worth it.

hiking
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11 months ago

hiking
Friday, December 02, 2016

Maybe the better hike in the park... did everything in the park today

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

The best part of this trail are all the short trails that veer off for gorgeous views. The rocky ridge trail and wedding rock trail in particular. Some of the trails are closed off, it won't show it on the paper map but in the visitors center it is updated.

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nice walk around the rim of the park among trees with great views.

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Very nice views and pleasant surroundings. I started the hike from the south end. The Rim Trail from the intersection of the Rocky Point spur was closed and the trail was modified, but he maps are not updated. Another spot further down was nearly washed out, so be careful of your footing or you'll end up down an embankment. I finally turned around just after Wedding Rock spur because a huge tree was down over the trail. I wasn't able to see if the trail beyond was even being maintained. This trail has huge potential if they'd do a little trail maintenance.

hiking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Saturday, April 02, 2016

hiking
Friday, August 28, 2015