California Mountain Biking Opportunities: Paradise Royale

Contact the King Range Project Office for updated trail conditions (707)986-5400. Stop by the Visitor Center on your way to the trailhead at 768 Shelter Cove, Road Whitethorn, CA 95589.

The Paradise Royale trail system is an amazing way to experience the Lost Coast of Northern California. The trails have been designed and built for a mountain bike optimized experience. The Bureau of Land Management has been partnering with mountain biking advocates and clubs, 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. The King Range NCA's Douglas fir-covered peaks also attracts hikers, hunters, and campers, while the coast beckons to surfers, anglers, beachcombers, and many others.

The system currently includes 25 miles of trails with varying levels of difficulty. Highlights include diverse scenic vistas, backcountry settings, and developed bike park features. Visitors will marvel at the backcountry riding experiences that have been skillfully melded with modernized trail construction techniques, resulting in a truly unique ride experience. Overnight visitors have the option to camp overnight at the Tolkan Campground available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no day use fee required. 

One of the Bureau of Land Management's "Backyard to Backcountry" treasures, information on the Paradise Royale Loop was developed between IMBA and the BLM King Range National Conservation Area to provide world-class riding experiences. IMBA's data on the trail includes elevations, ratings, current conditions, photos, and comments.

Paradise Royale Trail System

Need to Know

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Plan Your Visit

  • Open year round
  • Fee: None
  • Size: 25 miles
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 2,229 feet
  • Difficulty: Trails range from beginner to advanced


Take 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. Please drive slowly on King Peak Road; the first 2 miles of road are along private property.

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Contact Information

King Range National Conservation Area
PO Box 189
768 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn, California 95589
Phone: 707-986-5400


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The BLM and MTB Project are Connecting with Communities through a National partnership to provide an interactive ride experience. MTB project hosts the next generation of mountain bike trail maps. Click the MTB Project icon to access all the information you'll need to plan your next ride.