Guardians and South Rim Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,384' 422 m
Descent: -1,368' -417 m
High: 1,537' 468 m
Low: 321' 98 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“Extremely exposed and technical singletrack with amazing views.”— Shayne Holderby
South Rim Trail is a mix of creek bed and volcanic rock. It's extremely rocky and very technical. When used as the return loop of Guardians Trail, it's almost all uphill.
The start of South Rim trail is rocky and overgrown but still easy to follow. There are several drop offs over 4 feet along a washout, then the trail picks up again and heads uphill through rocky volcanic rock gardens along the rim of the gorge. Follow singletrack and creek beds uphill all the way back to 10 mile road. Continue up the fire road for more than a mile of steep climbing back to your start point.
Good shape or not you'll be gasping after this climb.
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