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Hurricane Cliffs Trail System

Rim Trail

Recommended Trail Users: Hikers, Bikers, Equestrians
 
Type: Singletrack
 
Length:  7.3 miles
 
 
Sub-Area: Hurricane Cliffs
 
Property Management:  BLM/Hurricane City/Private
 
Access:  Hurricane Hill Trailhead—From I-15 Exit 16, head east on State Route 9 to Hurricane City for 9.5 miles. Turn right on Main Street. Take the first left onto State Route 59. Continue 0.75 miles and turn left into the trailhead.

Virgin Dam Trailhead—From Interstate 15 Exit 16, head east on State Route 9 to Hurricane City for 9.5 miles. Turn right on Main Street. Take the first left onto State Route 59 and at 3.1 miles turn left on the gravel road (marked by a very large gravel turnout on the shoulder of SR 59). Travel 1.9 miles and turn left. At 0.2 miles turn right. Continue for another 1.3 miles 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 good views of Hurricane and LaVerkin, the Virgin River, numerous surrounding mesas, and expansive desert landscapes. Keep your eyes open for hawks, and other birds, as they enjoy the proximity to the cliffs and the river.
 
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: Numerous looping opportunities are available. Check the Area Trails Map for options.

 

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