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Hurricane Rim Trail

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 3.7 (20)

Fun rocky singletrack that meanders above the Virgin River gorge.


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Map Key

6.4

Miles

10.3

KM

Singletrack

3,789' 1,155 m

High

3,514' 1,071 m

Low

553' 168 m

Up

421' 128 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

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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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Shared By:

Kevin Christopherson

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 20 votes

#6161

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  3.7 from 20 votes
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Trail Rankings

#221

in Utah

#6,161

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Photos

Scenic riding for sure
Nov 3, 2017 near LaVerkin, UT
Taking a moment to enjoy a tasty beer during a bikepacking outing.
May 20, 2017 near LaVerkin, UT
The majority of the Hurricane Rim loop
Apr 8, 2021 near LaVerkin, UT
Goosebumps, indeed!
Oct 9, 2020 near LaVerkin, UT
Hurricane Rim Trail
May 13, 2019 near LaVerkin, UT
There can be cattle on the trail, so stay alert!
Apr 19, 2021 near LaVerkin, UT

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Apr 19, 2021
Matt Am
Nov 3, 2020
Julie Johnson
Feb 1, 2020
Troy Coil
Jun 25, 2019
Jolie Lee
Apr 27, 2019
Madison Solomon
Apr 18, 2019
Jesse Jorgensen
rode down and back from parking lot off of 59. brutal climbing there gradual on way back with flowy singletrack switchbacks 12.8mi
Sep 3, 2018
Gordy Shields
Feb 7, 2018
Linda Lee
Did part of Rim with Jem and Cryptobionic.

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