OverviewThis is a great little trail. The rim offers a wonderful view of Moab and the surrounding area. It's awfully crowded with Jeeps and mountain bikers, but they pretty much stay to the same line, and hikers can go many places where 4x4's could never dream.
How to Get ThereThe Moab rim is located just west of Moab Utah. To get there, Take Kane Creek Boulevard 2.6 miles northwest of its intersection with Hwy 191. I believe there is a McDonalds on the corner. The Trailhead is found on the left side of the road. There is a large pullout, which is usually crowded with large rock crawler 4x4's. This is a VERY popular rock crawling destination, so the jeeps rule the roost a little bit. There is a information sign to the left (easterly) side of the pullout/parking area. The trail begins just behind that. Simply head east-ish, up the most obvious route (on the slickrock there is no succint trail, it's all good surface to hike on, so just follow the path of least resistance) There is a large sandstone wall on the south side of the rim trail, which could possibly offer some fantastic trad and big wall climbs.
It is fairly short (1.5 miles one way) and only has and elevation gain of slightly less than a thousand feet, so its not a terribly difficult climb, but the rewards are wonderful. The scenic rim is a perfect overlook for the city of Moab and the surrounding geology. Great for a morning or afternoon hike, or for a picnic in a very scenic area.