Paradise Rim Trail
Recommended Users: Equestrians, Hikers, Mountain Bikers
Length: 1.2 miles
Sub-Area: Paradise Rim Trail
Managing Agency: BLM
Chuckwalla Trailhead—From I-15 Exit 6, turn north onto Bluff Street (State Route 18). Travel 4 miles until reaching the trailhead on the left. Watch for trail users as the trailhead entrance road crosses the SR 18 multi-use trail. Follow the Chuckwalla Trail
for .91 miles and turn onto the Turtle Wall Trail
. At .07 miles turn onto the Halfway Way Trail
. Travel 0.13 miles until reaching the intersection with the Paradise Rim Trail.
Gap Access Point—From I-15 Exit 6, turn north onto Bluff Street (State Route 18). Travel 3.7 miles and turn left on Snow Canyon Parkway. Travel 1.5 miles and turn right on Castle Rock Road (enter Castle Rock Subdivision). Travel 0.2 miles and turn right on Cascade Canyon Drive. Continue 0.1 miles and look for the trail access point on the left. Park on the street. Travel 0.4 miles on the Gap Trail
until reaching the intersection with the Paradise Rim Trail. Or take the Gap Trail for 0.06 miles, turn left on the Gecko Trail
and travel .3 miles to the intersection with the Paradise Rim Trail.
Halfway Half Access Point—This trail access point has NO public parking. Trail users wishing to use this access must enter on foot from the Snow Canyon multi-use trail, (a paved trail that parallels the Snow Canyon Parkway). From Snow Canyon Trail enter the footpath on either the east or west side of Halfway Wash. Continue .4 miles until reaching the access point. Travel north on the Halfway Wash Trail
for 0.5 miles until reaching the intersection with the Paradise Rim Trail.
This trail is most often used in connection with other trails to create loops used by hikers, bikers, and equestrians. It is singletrack with some steep sections including many rocky outcrops. It offers outstanding views of the St. George area and the surrounding red rocks inside the Paradise Canyon area. It also offers a chance to spot a variety of interesting reptiles. Beware of steep drop offs at some of the overlooks.
Loop 1: For a 4 mile loop start on Chuckwalla, and continue onto Turtle Wall, Paradise Rim, and Halfway Wash, effectively returning to Chuckwalla.
Loop 2: For a 2.5 miles loop, take the Gap to Paradise Rim, and onto Turtle Wall, Halfway Wash, Gecko, which will return you to the Gap.