MTB Project Logo

blue Rim Runner Loop

  4.0 ( 17 ) Favorite

Trail

7.3 mile 11.8 kilometer loop
85% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 590' 180 m
Descent: -590' -180 m
High: 3,458' 1,054 m
Low: 3,045' 928 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Ellie Avant

This is yet another great loop out of the Sand Cove Trailhead.

Ellie Avant

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Overview

Enjoy purpose-built bike trails with lots of singletrack, good switchbacks, a few short technical sections, and fast winding descents. The tread is mostly a firm, coarse-sandy soil with large rounded rocks. This is a great ride if other local trails are too muddy. You can ride this in either direction, but clockwise (as mapped) is the most fun!

Description

Begin by parking off Gates Lane in Santa Clara, Utah. Look for the singletrack trail heading south up the hill. Hop on this trail and start climbing. You'll eventually pass a water tank, after which the trail levels out and continues until it T's at a dirt road. Take a right and head up the road, where you'll quickly see the parking area for the Cove Wash Trail on your left. You can also drive to the trailhead if you have a high clearance vehicle.

From the Sand Cove trailhead, take the Rim Rock trail southeast on the doubletrack. The doubletrack switchbacks right and drops down into Sand Cove Wash. There is a technical ledgy spot about halfway down the hill that will test the skills of an intermediate rider.

Drop into the wash, stay left, and then climb the hill on the singletrack to your right (south). At the top of the climb, it becomes doubletrack again. Follow this doubletrack keeping right at the junctions. This will lead you to a bike fence crossing.

After crossing the fence, take the trail to the left (Rim Reaper). This loop is a collection of short trails, but they are well signed. The sequence of trails from here is: Rim Reaper, left onto Rim Ramble, left onto Rim Rock, left onto Rim Runner, skip the connector, then left onto Rim Rock again, right onto Rim Ramble, right onto Rim Reaper, right onto Rim Rock and return to Sand Cove Trailhead.

It sounds complicated, but each trail is clearly signed at the junctions. If you miss one, it's all good, you'll still have a great ride.

Biked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, E-Bikes Allowed, History & Background

Contacts

Rate This Featured Ride

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ride

Check In

Check-Ins

Jan 1, 2019
Haley Lane
On the Ergon seat with the women ride
Dec 15, 2018
Matt Spencer
Nov 18, 2018
Bryan C
Much climb - little joy. More of a XC trail.
Apr 23, 2018
Alexandre Bouchu
17.7mi
Nov 24, 2017
Ellie Avant
Take the dirt road from the paved road and pass the water tower and you’ll see the parking lot at Cove Wash Trailhead. Launch out from there! Enjoy 8.9mi
Oct 2, 2017
Volker Pru
nach barrel roll
May 3, 2017
Nicholas Inskeep
7mi — 2h 30m
Apr 21, 2017
Jay Moore

Stewarded By


Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 17 votes

#875

Overall
  4.0 from 17 votes
5 Star
35%
4 Star
35%
3 Star
24%
2 Star
6%
1 Star
0%
Featured Ride Rankings

#48

in Utah

#875

Overall
43 Views Last Month
5,971 Since Nov 28, 2017
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
77%
23%
0%
0%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter