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Rim Nordic Cross Country

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

The course is an inter-connected system of XC ski trails that make for great singletrack during the summer. It's about 80% trails, 20% fire road and is technical, both up and down.
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Latitude
34.22344190246092
Longitude
-117.03924179077148
Trail Directions
Take the Hwy. 330 into the San Bernardino Mountains, like your'e heading to Big Bear. When you reach Snow Valley Ski Resort, Rim Nordic is across the street on your left. Park at Snow Valley and bike from numerous trails at the start area.
Trail Length
As long as 15 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Running Springs
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: BadKharma ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I am fortunate to live close enough to ride this trail at least 2x a week. It is truly a great trail with wonderful single track and switch backs. If you don't live in the area, beware, it is 7500 ft in elevation and can be a little taxing if your not in shape. The trail is great at the beginning of summer and gets looser after every race. It is a great place to train and work on your skills!



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Review Date
August 10, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Gary T. , from San Diego

Summary:
A great XC race course. The trails are 100% rideable with no hike-a-bike sections. The course is very dusty and loose in the switchback areas. A very competitive course that includes technical riding and climbing.

Recommended Route:
see www.rimnordic.com for a map



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Review Date
August 7, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mike D , from Long Beach, Ca, USA

Summary:
A great place to ride and race. Somewhat technical but nothing severly dangerous. Any route you choose you'll find mostly singletrack (which makes for very fun racing), and there is a set of switchbacks that are quickly becoming a claim-to-fame for Rim Nordic. Expect loose conditions during summer months, time to put on some fresh knobbies? Most of the summer you'll find trail markers around the area for races, so its not likely you could get lost. A nice change from riding up at the Summit (Big Bear), and usually less crowded.

Recommended Route:
Its best to park near the Snow Valley ski area. Head across the road and up to your right. There are many options.



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Review Date
April 7, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jeff , from Long Beach

Summary:
fantastic singletrack and fireroads, very well maintained but not "pussified". The race series they have during the summer is fun and challenging and they really put on a good series. It hardly ever gets over 80.



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Review Date
March 9, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Curtis Bayer , from Lake Arrowhead, Califirnia

Summary:
Rim Nordic is an XC ski area in the winter time. But, when the snow clears, it shows itself as some of the finest singletrack in the San Bernardino Mountains. Bev and Kerry Brown, the owners, take great care to groom and maintain the trail system and they throw a real competitive NORBA race series there. To ride during non-race times is free.
All routes begin in the base area and they all go up. Typically, there's about 500' elevation gain in a lap here. The climbs can be very tecnical, particularly in switchback areas. At the top (7300'), it rocks! You fly through tight, twisty singletrack with birms, jumps, stream crossings, and whoopdedo's before dropping into some real fun downhill. And all in a classic alpine setting....
Singletrack is one of those overused terms, but at Rim Nordic, it's the real deal! A motorcycle could not hold a line on these less than a foot wide ribbons of dirt! In the spring, wildflowers go crazy; in the fall the oak and dogwood are brilliant. A must do ride in the local mountains. Check out their web site at Rim Nordic.com

Recommended Route:
Any of the singletrack routes out of the base area; they all interconnected.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Grout Bay and Snow Summit in Big Bear. Santa Ana River Trail



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