Hurricane Rim Trail - TRAIL

Hurricane Rim Trail - Trail, Hurricane, Utah

This trail is a monument to the early Hurricane settlers. The Rim trail follows the Virgin River back to Hurricane. Great historical info and an intermediate trail for all to enjoy.

User Reviews (8)

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mtnbikej   Cross Country Rider [May 20, 2013]

New dirt for us this time. Downloaded a route from Geoladders that started at the upper JEM trailhead. It was recommended to us to park at the lower JEM trailhead at te radio towers.....this would hav us climbing the steep fireroad at the beginning of the ride, rather than towards the end.

We looped Goulds, JEM and Hurricane Rim Trail for a 22 mile ride. Elevation gain was about 1950'.

I heard good things about most of this ride.

Here is my take:

Goulds: Wasy mostly rolling uphill singletrack that seems more like a connector trail to get to JEM trail. Very narrow singletrack through desert landscape. Mostly smooth with occasional rocky sections. Trail didn't flow as much I would have preferred. In addition, it looked like a fire had burned the brush on one side of the brush, so parts of the trail was missing that great scenery. Just before crossing Hwy 59, the trail gets better and a little more flowy. Still a fun trail, but of the 3, this was 3rd.

JEM: fun rolling singletrack. From the start was an easy up and down rollers. Smooth trail with hardly any rocks. Non-technical......until you drop into the canyon. There is a great techy couple of swithcbacks down into the wash. After this is where JEM really begins to shine. Mild downhill grade, swoopy, flowing singletrack...nearly baby butt smooth.....and miles long. You can really let it go and have fun on this section. Rwally reminda me of Blue Diamond Trails outside of Vegas. Solid 2nd on this loop.

Hurricane Rim Trail: after the flowy DH of JEM, you are greeted with the complete opposite on HRT. Immediately you are climbing. Short climbs, but generally up an over rocky terrain. Some steppy sections. Everything was 100% ridable. Definately the most technical of the 3 trails. This trail follows along the rim of the Virgin River, but exposure is not an issue. The downhills are a little chunky, but still had plenty of flow. Towards the end of the trail is one last long climb. Reminds me of Cowboy Trails/Bootleg Canyon XC trails. Definately the best of the 3 trails.

The fire road climb at the beginning gains 550' in just under 2 miles. The rest of the climbs tend to be short, but they tend to add up.

A solid XC ride to offset the slickrock of Gooseberry Mesa.

Me likey!!!!

Customer Service

Park at Hurricane Trail head at the beginning of Hwy 59 below the radio towers. Best to do this as a counter clockwise loop. Goulds to JEM to Hurricane Rim.

Similar Products Used: Gooseberry Mesa....do it all
Bear Claw/Poppy
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5
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3
rpalmer   Cross Country Rider [Jul 02, 2010]

Personally I can't recommend this one. I rode the JEM Trail and the Hurrican Rim back into Hurricane where I was staying, so I didn't get any of Gould's. I found on this trail I could not cruise as fast as I liked, the scenery was not interesting, and the trail was too rough in spots for my liking. It was good for a little variety in the Hurricane area, all I've ever done is Gooseberry Mesa, but since this trail is largely in the shadow of the Gooseberry Mesa, I found myself looking up at it wishing I had chosen to ride it on this trip instead. This is not a bad trail by any means, but it just left me feeling like "meh". I've ridden much, much better.

Customer Service

If you REEEALLY want to ride this, start with the JEM Trail on the south side of Gooseberry Mesa. A few miles in you will see the sign for Hurricane Rim taking off to your left.

Similar Products Used: Gooseberry Mesa, Stucky Springs
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2
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3
Pain Freak   Cross Country Rider [Aug 21, 2005]

Out of all the trails I did in the St George area,I liked this one the best.No real steep climbs and even though it's about 21 miles you can do it in just about 2 hours.I hadn't read any reviews on it,but the guy at Red Rock recommended JEM, and gave me a booklet of the local rides.I read where you could make a loop of the Hurricane /JEM trails and off I went.not expecting to much.I loved it! You could pick up as much speed as you could pedel and nothing very techy on the climbing.Just plain fun.I did go down once as I was looking at the Virgin River and went off trail,that was not fun.I got a little to close to the side for my liking.I just didn't realize how close I was to the edge at that point.I motored thru and had a blast.I met some other riders from Alabama who were also doing this for their first time and I rode with them for a while, but I was being pushed for time, so I wished them a good ride and finished up the ride.Not really anything technical,but there is just something about the trail that really appealed to me. I will be back and do this one again.I liked it better then Gooseberry.

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4
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3
DoorsFreak   Cross Country Rider [Apr 22, 2005]

This trail is great if you do it as part of the 21 mile loop from the hurrican trailhead and take the dirt road the Gould Rim Trail and loop over to JEM and on down. GREAT LOOP! My rating is for the whole loop, not just for this trail.

Customer Service

Follow the next guys instructions below me.

Similar Products Used: Broken Rim Mesa, Slickrock Swamp, Greenvalley Racetrack, Cholla II Challenge Loop, Prospector to Church Rocks.
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5
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4
telemarkrg   Cross Country Rider [Jan 05, 2004]

What a nice loop! Start from the trailhead up the road a half mile or so out of Hurricane, backtrack downhill a few hundred yards and take the steep dirt road left. The climb up to where Goulds begins is uglier than a bulldog's hiney, with all the desert trailer trash and cow flops, but once you get on the singletrack it will be soon forgotten. Gould's Rim is a great ride, not too bumpy, and full of whoopdedoos once you pass the corral. JEM trail is a speed bomber across the flats once you descend a fun but short ridgeline and clear an eroded switchback or two. There are many dirt road crossings but signs keep the route obvious. Fun cruising! Hurricane Rim is lots of fun but bumpier than beginners would like in a few places. It also has more uphill in it than one would expect but it is a grand route overall and the builders should be commended. This 21.5 mile loop is a great winter ride but I would avoid it in summer as there is zero shade and no water. It took 2.5 hours of relaxed riding to close the loop on my first and only ride, so it is not an all day ride by any means. I'd do this twice in a day without reservation if I had time...surprising how much of this route is on top of rough limestone and not sandstone. Still, I like it better than the granite sands we get in Colorado Springs.

Customer Service

see above

Similar Products Used: don't know any
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4
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3
Jarod   [Mar 05, 2002]

This quite possibly my favorite ride of all time. If you are an all arround rider who doesn't mind pedaling you bike check this out.

Customer Service

like Fronk said

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5
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Ryan   [Sep 08, 2002]

Props to Bryce on another Job Well Done. Give him kudos at Red Rock Bicycle. Bad Ass Trail!

Customer Service

Do the Jem and jump on the Rim Trail.

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5
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bldragon   [May 15, 2003]

Gould-Jem-Hurricane! What a nice loop! It goes pretty fast, so if you are looking for a full day, add something else. We rode Slickrock swamp afterwards which made for a perfect 'big-dog' day. Hurricane is cool. It has it's own flavor that is quite unique. Reminded me of riding across the Scottish Moors and hinderlands. The loop may lack the epicness of Gooseberry or the Grandeur of the 'Swamp', but it is great singletrack, interesting, fast and fun, with the occasional problem thrown in to keep you honest.

Customer Service

start in the main parking lot, about 1 mile out of Hurricane. Ride back down the road, less than 1/4 mile and turn right, onto Gould's trail. Follow this uphill, to the start of the Jem trail. Ride Jem to the East intersection with the Hurricane trail. Turn left onto Hurricane and back to the Parking lot. As described, this is a 21.3 mile loop.

Similar Products Used: Little creek mesa, Gooseberry, Slickrock Swamp
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3
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