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Hurricane Cliffs Trail System

Rim Trail

Recommended Trail Users: Hikers, Bikers, Equestrians
 
Type: Singletrack
 
Length:  7.3 miles
 
Difficulty: Moderate/More Difficult (IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System)
 
Sub-Area: Hurricane Cliffs
 
Property Management:  BLM/Hurricane City/Private
 
Access:  Hurricane Hills Trailhead - From I-15 take Exit 16 to Hurricane City. Travel west on State Route 9 for 9.5 miles and turn right on 100 South. Take the first left onto State Route 59. Continue .75 miles and turn left into the trailhead.

Virgin Dam Trailhead - From I-15 take Exit 16 to Hurricane City. Travel west on State Route 9 for 9.5 miles and turn right on 100 South. Take the first left onto State Route 59. Continue 3.1 miles and turn left onto the gravel road. Travel 3.4 miles to the trailhead.
 
Description: The Rim Trail is singletrack: some smooth, some rocky, some rock slabs, and some steep sections. It follows the south rim of the Virgin River and snakes around a few deep tributary canyons. There are fantastic views of Hurricane and LaVerkin, the Virgin River, Hurricane Mesa, and expansive desert landscape scenes. Keep your eyes open for hawks, and other birds, as they enjoy the proximity of the water. 
 
Hiking Loop:  For a 7 mile loop starting from the Virgin Dam Trailhead, take the Rim Trail heading east, turn off onto the Canal Trail and continue until it reaches the Rim Trail again. Then head northeast to return to the trailhead.
 
Mountain Biking Loop: For a 23 mile loop, combine the Rim Trail with the Jem, Gould’s Rim, and Gould’s Trails. (See the trail system map before attempting this ride as connector roads are also necessary to complete the loop.)

 

Area Trails Map

Trail System Brochure

Biker on the Rim Trail

View from the Rim Trail

Hiker walking through rock formations


Panoramic View from the Rim Trail