Rim Reaper Trail
Recommended Users: Equestrians, Mountain Bikers, Hikers
Length: 0.46 miles
Area: South Hills
Managing Agency: BLM
Access: Cove Wash Trailhead – From I-15 Exit 6 turn north on Bluff Street. Turn left on Sunset Blvd. Continue on Sunset Blvd as it turns into Santa Clara Drive. Turn left on Gates Lane (just before reaching the Jacob Hamblin Home on the right). Cross the river and at 0.4 miles turn left (leaving the pavement). Note that the road from this point is steep and rocky, and can be eroded. At 0.7 miles turn right (at sign for Reserve). Pass the water tank, and at 1.3 miles turn right (at sign for reserve). Follow the road around to the left and park in the trailhead at 1.5 miles.
From the trailhead, follow the Cove Wash West Trail
(an existing two-track) until it drops into Cove Wash. Turn left into the wash to follow the Cove Wash East Trail
for approximately 0.3 miles. Turn right onto an ATV track (which is the start of the Rim Rock Trail
) that climbs up and out of the wash. Turn right at the first two-track intersection and continue traveling west up to the OHV exclusion fence and walk-over. Just on the other side of the walk-over, on the left, is the start of the Rim Reaper Trail. The trail is an alternate way to reach the top of the mesa on single track instead of following the two-track Rim Rock Trail.
Rim Reaper connects with the Rim Ramble Trail
in order to reach the Rim Rock Trail. It climbs gradually up the side of the mesa through typical black brush desert.