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 (IMBA), 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 include 30 miles of trails encompassing varying levels of difficulty and diverse scenic vistas, terrain features and riding experiences. The trail system will provide mountain biking opportunities in a region where legal, single-track mountain biking-specific trails do not exist on public lands.
Download the Paradise Royale Mountain Bike Trail Map to view where you can ride. Currently, visitors can ride a 14-mile loop.
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.
Current Conditions: The trail is open and passable. Expect to cross Bear Creek at the bottom of the Mad Queen's Tango and before the Prince of Pain. The rock crossing below the Prince of Pain is slippery so use caution. Please let the BLM know if you encounter fallen trees or rocks on the trail.
(Photos by D. Buratti)