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The Arnold Rim Trail (ART) is a unique trail system at mid-elevation in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains. A non-motorized trail system designed for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians, it connects the many wonders of public lands along the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway stretch of Hwy 4 to its communities, creating a high level of access for its residents and visitors. You’ll discover breathtaking vistas with panoramic views stretching from Mt. Diablo in the East Bay Area to snowy Mt. Lyell on the high eastern slopes of the Sierras near Yosemite, then dive down into canyons with streams coursing through the shade of older growth forests of cedar, pine, fir and oak. High rocky promontories, native acorn grinding rocks, a magnificent waterfall, many birds and wildlife of all kinds, and a lake lie along its current completed section in the part of the Stanislaus National Forest known as the Interface.



For more history and background check out this article about ART in the national quarterly Forest Magazine. Click here for a PDF of the article.

Visit the FSEEE online to subscribe to Forest Magazine or get a hard copy of the article.


The Arnold Rim Trail, whose main stem is projected to be 35 miles long when completed, is a work in progress with intensive collaboration between volunteer citizens and Calaveras County, State Park, and US Forest Service agencies.

The Arnold Rim Trail Association is an all volunteer citizen advocacy group dedicated to serving the needs of both the natural and human environment as it brings community members passionate about non-motorized recreation together to help make the Arnold Rim Trail one of the Sierra’s greatest treasures.

Whether you join us for our fun community meetings, celebrations or trail workdays, every effort helps us put more miles on the ground and smiles on those who discover and use this expanding trail system.



We gratefully accept donations!

Click the DONATE button below to be directed to our (FoCuS) PayPal site where you can make your donation using any credit card.



Click here to see what the International Mountain Biking
Association had to say about The Arnold Rim Trail.

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Trail 'Work' Days

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The Arnold Rim Trail shines in the spotlight of a guest blog article on GoCalaveras.com. Thanks to Tyler of the ARTA Steering Committee for the "accounting." Click here to read it.


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