Hurricane Rim Trail For Mountain Biking
The 58th most popular mountain bike trail in Utah.
Sunday 16 July 2017 04:45 GMT
Just east of Hurricane, the Hurricane Rim Trail is a rolling 6.4 mile mountain bike trail with great views into the Virgin River gorge. While generally heading east from the trailhead, the route along Hurricane Cliffs has 550 feet of ascent and 420 feet of descent. Most local mountain bikers consider the Hurricane Rim Trail to be a challenging intermediate ride since its rocky and loose. Watch out for the cacti on the edges of the singletrack.
To form the Hurricane Rim Loop, this trail is combined with the JEM Trail and the Goulds Rim Trail for a 24 mile loop with 2,100 feet of climbing. This loop can be started at any of the three trailheads and is generally ridden clockwise.
The main Hurricane Hills Trailhead for mountain biking is located just east of Hurricane City. From town, head east on SR59 out of town for 0.75 miles and look for the Hurricane Hills parking area on the left where the Hurricane Cliffs Rim Trail starts.
Note: The daytime temperatures in the summer regularly exceed 90F, so always get and early start. When starting from the Hurricane Hills Trailhead, the ride starts with a climb for the first mile or so which can be taxing in the mid-day heat.
Overall, Hurricane Rim Trail is the 58th most popular mountain bike trail of all 73 mountain biking rides in Utah. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Hurricane Rim Trail including Gooseberry Mesa, Wire Mesa Loop and The Whole Guacamole.