5.4 miles
Distance
785 ft
Climb
-580 ft
Descent
01:15:30
Avg time
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South Rim Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Gooseberry Mesa
    Hurricane, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #454 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2718 in E-Biking
    • #12622 in Trail Running
    • #26498 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

South Rim is some fun Slick Rock riding. Follow the dots and you're good.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for South Rim mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    205 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,130 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,442 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,160 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,365 ft
  • Grade
    0.726%
  • Grade max
    -88.135%
  • Grade min
    156.903%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    01:15:30
  • Avg reverse time
    01:15:09
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Status:
on May 30, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (63 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Directions to south-rim trailhead (37.141800, -113.171530)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 40 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 230 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,635 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 29, 2017 @ 8:12pm
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      Sep 25, 2017 @ 8:03pm
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      Oct 24, 2014 @ 8:44am
      Oct 24, 2014
      888 |
      Oct 24, 2014 @ 8:43am
      Oct 24, 2014
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      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Silentfoe (Oct 19, 2017 at 15:43)
       I would recommend dividing this trail into two sections. When ridden from the trailhead, take a right and go out via Hidden Canyon. The next section is best ridden from the overlook.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      b1gp0ppy (Jan 27, 2019 at 11:04)
       I dont understand how you would approach it? could u clarify?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      laksboy (Nov 28, 2018 at 14:43)
       Excellent trail. Rode out this direction and back on the North rim in the dark with lights. Didn't have time for hidden canyon. Frown
      [Reply]
      • - 3
      jleeshk (Mar 24, 2019 at 17:03)
       Really fun trail. As a beginner mountain biker, I would rate this as Blue difficulty. The trail is dry and clean. No snow.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      AFugax (Mar 30, 2019 at 19:52)
       Challenging ride up and ends with great views. Would be more fun riding down than the boring North Rim.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      wgwestervelt (Apr 22, 2019 at 14:33)
       I found this pretty challenging riding up - would reverse it and ride down next time.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      asher-beeson (Mar 28, 2020 at 9:29)
       this trail is technically rated as a double black- be advised
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      brnt801 (Apr 25, 2020 at 19:26)
       South Rim is much better from the point to the parking lot (counter-clockwise). As another comment suggested, if you're riding clockwise, I'd take a right at Hidden Canyon, take the White Trail to the point, and then come back (downhill) on the last of the South Rim.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      twowheeledwanderer (May 17, 2020 at 14:12)
       My favorite trail in Hurricane! South Rim is a great way to descend back to the car from Gooseberry point. There's definitely some exposure and techy bits, but if you have the skills it's a really awesome flowy descent. You can also climb up South Rim. The first 3/4 is straightforward, but the last 1/4 has some challenging parts that might need to be hike-a-biked. twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/best-mountain-bike-trails-in-hurricane-utah
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      Trailfingers (Mar 31, 2021 at 10:35)
       Pretty tame mostly, but a few spots that could get a beginner in trouble. If you can manage to ride it on a day that's not busy, it can be fun. But crazy busy with families and group rides, hard to get into a flow.
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      Videos

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      Gooseberry Mesa South Rim Hurricane, Utah
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      8:01 | 93 | May 10, 2021 , Hurricane
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      30:58 | 90 | Apr 23, 2021 , Hurricane
      Gooseberry Sessions
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