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Santa Clara River Reserve Trail System

Rim Runner Trail

Recommended Users: Mountain Bikers, Hikers

Type:  Singletrack

Length: .72 miles
Mangement Area: Santa Clara River Reserve

Sub-Area: South Hills

Zone: 4

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.

Description: This trail is a small loop off the Rim Rock Trail. It runs along the rim of separate little mesa, offering great views of the surrounding desert. Just like the Rim Rock Trail it has not experienced recent cattle or OHV use, making the mesa a good place to see interesting desert plants, unusual reptiles, and cryptobiotic soils. Please keep it that way by staying on the trail.

 Mountain Biking on Rim Runner Trail with Snow Canyon in Background

Reserve Trails Map

Reserve Brochure

Common Chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater)









Eastwood's Sandwort (Arenaria eastwoodii) in Bloom






Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus acanthodes)