South Rim Trail

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  4.6 from 8 votes
black  Difficult from 7 votes
Rank: #1 in the Hurricane and La Verkin area
#16 in UT, #160 Overall
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Trail in the area near Hurricane,
“The most technical trail in a very challenging network of trails.”
Kevin Christopherson on Oct 1, 2013
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5.58.9 milesKilometers 340’104 m Ascent 5,401’1,646 m High 2% Avg Grade (1°)
Singletrack Type -133’-40 m Descent 5,142’1,567 m Low 10% Max Grade (6°)
2:10 average time for 11.1 miles. Details

The Gooseberry Mesa trail network sits at 5200 feet elevation on a slickrock mesa and it's like a giant urban bike park. The trail is marked with white paint dots on the slickrock and signs at the junctions. The network is a bit of a maze, but fairly easy to follow. The trail undulates up and down house size sandstone mounds and twists through tight rock canyons. It's the perfect technical mountain bike trail. There are many ways to connect the various trails to make it longer or shorter, harder or easier, and they're all good. If this is your first time, you may want to ride the Practice Trail first to get your Gooseberry groove on. Bring lots of water. There is no drinking water available on the mesa. There is primitive camping available in the area.

This trail leaves directly from the White Trail heading south, and ends at the viewpoint on the west end of the mesa. This is the most technical trail in the Gooseberry Mesa trail network. The climbs, and descents, are larger and this trail dances on the edge in several places. Of course, this makes the vistas even better.
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4.9 (15)
It's Gooseberry baby. One of the most famous trails in mountain biking.
near Hurricane, UT
4.7 (46)
A local and global favorite - longer and more difficult than the South Rim an...
near Hurricane, UT
4.5 (11)
A fun area to ride with great views of Zion and Pine Valley Mountains.
near Springdale, UT

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PHOTOS of South Rim Trail
  4.6 from 18 votes
Checking out the views of distant Zion National Park from the north rim ... (Hurricane, UT)
  5.0 from 7 votes
The South Rim has plenty of exposure to go allow with its amazing views. (Hurricane, UT)
  4.7 from 6 votes
The South Rim Trail has some nice sections of singletrack through junipe... (Hurricane, UT)
  4.5 from 4 votes
As the South Rim Trail turns back from the edge of Gooseberry Mesa, it t... (Hurricane, UT)
  4.3 from 3 votes
Rock formations along Gooseberry Mesa. (Hurricane, UT)
  4.3 from 3 votes
Susan Bryan riding the fatty on Gooseberry Mesa UT (Hurricane, UT)
  4.0 from 1 vote
Panoramic view from the South Rim Trail at Sunset (Hurricane, UT)
  3.7 from 3 votes
Unbelievable views on Gooseberry Mesa (Hurricane, UT)
  3.7 from 3 votes
On the edge at Gooseberry Mesa (Hurricane, UT)
  3.3 from 3 votes
South Rim scenery and a nice view of Zion National Park (Hurricane, UT)
  3.0 from 3 votes
(26 March 2016) Gooseberry Mesa North Ridge. First time, definitely goin... (Hurricane, UT)
  3.0 from 3 votes
On the edge. (Hurricane, UT)
  3.0 from 1 vote
Wheelie at cliff edge. (Hurricane, UT)
  3.0 from 1 vote
Clff in front and mountains in the back. (Hurricane, UT)