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Rim Runner Loop

 4.4 (11)

7.3 Miles 11.8 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

590' 180 m

Ascent

-590' -180 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

3,458' 1,054 m

High

3,045' 928 m

Low

Shared By Ellie Avant

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

Ellie Avant

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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.

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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
Apr 5, 2017
Jeremy Bird
Mar 12, 2017
Sandyclimbs40 Vojik
Jan 16, 2017
Jared Caldwell
7.8mi

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