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Hurricane Rim Trail

Average Rating:    (4.13 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

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.
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Latitude
37.18616832094302
Longitude
-113.27230453491211
Trail Directions
The best way to this trail is by riding the J.E.M. from the top. After you cross the dirt road 1/2 way down the J.E.M. you will come to a semi-dry to dry cow watering pond. Approx. 1/2 a mile past the pond start looking for a dirt road. It should be the second one after the pond. Look to your left and you can see a tall sign in the distance. ride to the sign and follow the route. If you park on the road to Lake Powell by the cellular antennas 1/2 way up the hill out of Hurricane you can ride from here. I would suggest parking at the trail head for the J.E.M. and riding the trail to the antennas. You can ride dirt roads or the highway back to the car. Find Jarod at Bicycles Unlimited for more info. 435-673-4492, HE DA MAN.
Trail Length
5 miles alone
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Hurricane
   


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Review Date
May 20, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mtnbikej ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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!!!!

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gooseberry Mesa....do it all
Bear Claw/Poppy



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Review Date
July 2, 2010

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rpalmer ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gooseberry Mesa, Stucky Springs



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Review Date
August 21, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Pain Freak ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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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Review Date
April 22, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: DoorsFreak ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Follow the next guys instructions below me.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Broken Rim Mesa, Slickrock Swamp, Greenvalley Racetrack, Cholla II Challenge Loop, Prospector to Church Rocks.



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Review Date
January 5, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: telemarkrg ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
see above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
don't know any



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