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Hurricane Rim Trail

 3.7 (13)

6.4 Miles 10.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

553' 168 m

Ascent

-421' -128 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

3,789' 1,155 m

High

3,514' 1,071 m

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Fun rocky singletrack that meanders above the Virgin River gorge.

Kevin Christopherson

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This trail is an easy black diamond or hard intermediate ride, take your pick. I went with a black diamond rating because it's rocky and has some steep climbing/descending as it meanders along the rim above the Virgin River gorge. It's the most technical trail in this network. The Hurricane Rim trail is an out-and-back trail, but is often combined with the JEM Trail and Goulds Rim Trail to make a 20+ mile loop. As with all of the trails in the Hurricane, Utah area, there are amazing vistas in almost every direction. You're at the doorstep of Zion National Park.

It can be ridden from either the lower JEM trailhead, or the Hurricane Rim trailhead.

To get to the lower JEM trailhead go east on State Road 9 and turn right onto Sheep Bridge Road (just before you enter Virgin, Utah). Cross over the Virgin River on the bridge and take the first right after the cattle guard. Follow the two track about a half mile to the end (this is the trailhead and parking).

For the Hurricane Rim trailhead, go south about a mile on US-59 up the hill above Hurricane City. Watch for the Hurricane Rim trailhead on your left. The parking area shares space with cell phone towers. Starting from the Hurricane Rim trailhead go east up the hill just outside of the fence that follows the highway. It is easy to follow. Don't let the first hill climb freak you out, it gets easier once you're on top.

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Sep 3, 2018
Gordy Shields
Feb 7, 2018
Linda Lee
Did part of Rim with Jem and Cryptobionic.
Dec 29, 2017
Stoney Vintson
rode with Logan from Logan Utah
Oct 27, 2017
Lost Justpastnowhere
Aug 10, 2017
Justin Cadieux
Oct 22, 2016
Sean Hawes
16mi — 2h 20m
Jan 18, 2016
Will Baird
Nov 12, 2015
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  3.7 from 13 votes

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  3.7 from 13 votes
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#228

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This trail sucks! It starts with uphill riding on loose gravel and rocks with terrible traction. Loose rock and gravels continue for almost the whole trail which would make you feel hopeless going uphill and you can't really enjoy the downhill because you have to go really slow. Tons of invasive russin thistle and other thorny plants along the trail would make your stop miserable. Not worth doing Nov 4, 2017

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