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South Rim Trail

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Trail

5.5 mile 8.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 340' 104 m
Descent: -133' -40 m
High: 5,401' 1,646 m
Low: 5,142' 1,567 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Christopherson

The most technical trail in a very challenging network of trails.

Kevin Christopherson

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Description

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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Check-Ins

May 28, 2020
Dane Iwata
Mar 31, 2019
Shane Benson
Sep 2, 2018
Steffen Hauschild
From East to West
Sep 1, 2018
Don Childrey
Wow! 5.5mi
Jan 1, 2018
Jacob Crockett
14.7mi — 1h 45m
Oct 24, 2017
Lost Justpastnowhere
May 26, 2017
Jonathan Kadegis

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 26 votes

#230

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  4.7 from 26 votes
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Trail Rankings

#38

in Utah

#230

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Photos

Checking out the views of distant Zion National Park from the north rim of Gooseberry Mesa.
Jul 21, 2013 near Hurricane, UT
The South Rim has plenty of exposure to go allow with its amazing views.
Apr 2, 2015 near Hurricane, UT
Susan Bryan riding the fatty on Gooseberry Mesa UT
Aug 10, 2016 near Hurricane, UT
Rock formations along Gooseberry Mesa.
Apr 5, 2016 near Hurricane, UT
Gooseberry Mesa is a must-see if you're in Southern Utah.
May 8, 2017 near Hurricane, UT
The South Rim Trail has some nice sections of singletrack through junipers and sage.
Apr 2, 2015 near Hurricane, UT

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