Pioneer Rim

The Pioneer Rim trail is directly accessed via either of two parking areas in St. George City’s Pioneer Park off the Red Hills Parkway or from the southern entrance to the T-Bone trail or by a connection to the Pioneer Hills trail out of the Pioneer Hills trailhead.  The trail’s 1-mile west segment winds through portions of Pioneer Park that are open to travel over slickrock areas with delightful sandstone formations.  East to west elevation gain is about 180 feet.  Popular with local residents, that area also supports a very active tortoise population during parts of the year.  The 1/3-mile east segment leads visitors out to overlooks in northeast St. George for an out-and-back hike.  Connected by a short T-Bone trail section to the Pioneer Hills trail, the west segment can be made into an easy, 2.5-mile loop hike. This mostly 2-track trail loop, with a few ups and downs, has a total elevation change of about 540 feet. The loop may be started via the Pioneer Hills trailhead or the Pioneer Park entrance areas. The entire loop lies across lands owned by the city of St. George within the boundaries of the primitive Pioneer Park.