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Rim Trail via Olmstead Loop Trail is a 8.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cool, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.2 mi Elevation gain 587 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Fishing

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Walking

Running

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Muddy

Rocky

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Reviews (246)
Photos (205)
Recordings (273)
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Suzanne McDonald
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Hiking

Lots of ticks & stickers! Hot, dusty and not much shade. My least favorite hike I've taken to date. Our dog was covered in stickers (& ticks...blech). If I'd been riding a horse I would rate this much higher. Very easy terrain to navigate.

Erik S
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HikingFeeWashed out

Wonderful hike! There are 2 sections on the hike that are washed-out, but there are detours that are only a bit out of the way! Totally doable, great hike! Fun water features along the way as well!

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Asjah Cross
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HikingMuddyOff trailOver grownRocky

I loved it although it is pretty basic. Lots of horse poo.

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Stephanie Lindsay
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Hiking

Great hike overall. Stayed on trails as we saw a snake & lots of poison oak off trail. Could improve trail signage as many intersections and forks aren’t marked causing confusion & some backtracking. Several small creek crossings were very muddy with little to no makeshift “bridge” materials resulting in more backtracking. Ended up hiking 9.8 miles & enjoyed every minute - it was an adventure!

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Shannon Brinkley
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HikingWashed out
Mayra Solis
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Mountain bikingFloodedOff trailRocky
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David Paterson
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Mountain bikingOver grown
Ghost Writer
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HikingMuddyOff trail

Pros: Scenery is beautiful in the spring even with houses off in the distance. Wild flowers make for good pictures. Easy hike for older folks. Cons: Muddy and marshy in many places which cause you to wonder off the into the grass with mud, ticks, and poison oak. As I was leaving I saw some kids arrive with short shorts and low-cut sneakers with anklets for socks. I mentioned it was flooded and he just shrugged. OK but I was glad I had hiking shoes and denim covering my legs in this trail.

Ghost Writer
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HikingMuddy
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Danielle Briggs
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HikingFeeFloodedMuddyNo shadeOver grownWashed out
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Surendar Ranu
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nice trail, requires updated signs to direct and signs need miles on it too, have the trail app and map to make loop. some spots no trail due to filled with water and very Muddy. otherwise nice 8.5 mile hike.

Jagadeesh A
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HikingMuddy
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Kay M.
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HikingMuddyWashed out
Michael Shewmaker
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HikingMuddy
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Kay Bloggs
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Hiking

Water in some parts, couldn’t cross. Lots of figs and berries on the trail. Also, a bear.

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Sam C
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

Yeah, that sucked. It shouldn’t take so long to walk on such a low elevation change. Between the overgrown paths with blackberry bushes and sticky bushes, and the wide streams you have to get wet/caked with mud on, that was just terrible. There are so many trails and retired/rabbit trails that we would have gotten lost, but it did make it easier to bug out half way through.

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