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Biking Trails

With 360 days of sunshine, the St. George area is ideal for biking. There are trails for every age level and experience.

For additional maps and information please contact our local bike shops:

Red Rock Bicycle Company
www.redrockbicycle.com 435-674-3185

Bicycles Unlimited 435-673-4492

Bureau of Land Management Information Center
345 E Riverside Drive 436-688-3246

Zion Canyon Field Institute
435-772-3264 or 800-635-3959.

 

Anasazi

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Trail complex within the Santa Clara River Preserve. Multiple riding options, from easy to technical. Petroglyphs, views of the river gorge. Out-and-back on main trail 6.6 miles. Some cliff-side riding. From Anasazi Valley TH, easy family ride to native American farm site and rock art. Season year-round.

 

Barrel Roll

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Popular Hit!  6-mile loop within the Santa Clara River Preserve. Moderate total climbing but gentle and steady. Views of area. Intermediate technical. Season year-round.

 

Barrel Trail

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Trail links top of Green Valley raceway DH course (or hill climb) to the Bearclaw Poppy trailhead, with multiple riding options. Some easily-accessed (but hard to do) off-trail stunt areas including gap jumps and drops. Season year-round.

 

Bearclaw Poppy

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A Must-Ride Classic! Single-track winds around the mesa from Green Valley to Bloomington. Famous Three Fingers of Death, acid drops with Clavicle Hill, and Roller Coaster. Easier technical with some short “walkable” sections of advanced technical. Light climb. Season year-round.

 

Black Brush

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Signed for horses and foot traffic, but ridden by cyclists. 4.2-mile lariat loop within the Santa Clara River Preserve. Moderate total climbing with a few stiff pitches. Upper-intermediate technical. Views of area and into Santa Clara River gorge. Season year-round.

 

Bloomington Micro-Loop

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Quick 6-mile ride in the desert west of Bloomington, 2/3 single-track, intermediate technical, very little climbing. Season year-round.

 

Bluff Street Cliffs

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Also called Owen’s Trail. Short single-track and slickrock ride on north edge of St. George, climbing along the cliffs. Intermediate technical, mild climb. Season year-round.

 

Broken Mesa Rim

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Awesome technical downhill single-track. For skilled riders, full suspension recommended. Moderate initial climb then long downhill. Loop or point-to-point with shuttle. Season year-round.

 

Church Rocks

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Loop west of I-15 between Washington and Quail Creek. Slickrock and some single-track. Mild climb, intermediate technical. Season year-round.

 

City Creek - Rusty Cliffs

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Popular ride from the red cliffs north of St. George to the northern border of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, along the road to Veyo. Mild climb, intermediate technical, alternate route has advanced-technical Slickrock. Season year-round.

 

Cove Wash

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Wash bottom ride in the Santa Clara Preserve area, shared with ATVs. 4 miles to a viewpoint over the Cottonwood Wash breaks. Connects to alternate ride options and to Stucki Spring. Season year-round.

 

Dino Cliffs Trail

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Open rock and desert single-track, as out-and-back, loop ride, or as a route to Church Rocks or Prospector. Eastern end suitable for beginners. Loop is just over 4 miles, minimal climbing. Season year-round.

 

Gooseberry Mesa

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A Must-Ride Classic! Fantastic riding area on a mesa southwest of Zion National Park. Single-track and slickrock, stunts, fun technical stuff. Advanced technical. Only brief sprint-type climbs. Season February through mid-December.

Gooseberry Mesa Northeast Rim

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Long uninterrupted single-track along the northeastern edge of Gooseberry Mesa, not officially sanctioned. Local advocates are working on BLM access and private land issues. Around 10 miles of single-track, 15-mile loop. Advanced technical. Great views. Season February through mid-December.

 

Gooseberry Mesa White Trail

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Good family ride. Easy technical, tiny bit of climbing on double-track (jeep road) that runs the length of Gooseberry Mesa. Around three miles, with options for longer rides, including combination with short sections of single-track trail. Great views. Season February through mid-December.

 

Gooseberry Harris Secret Trail

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The Harris Secret Trail is one of the toughest trails on Gooseberry. It’s narrow and highly technical. Reserve this trail for experienced riders who’ve done The Goose enough to be bored with the (awesome) “regular” trails. 13-mile loop. Season February through November.

Gooseberry Windmill

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Alternate loop on the north end of Gooseberry Mesa, shorter than the bigger loops to the south. Single-track runs along the northern cliff edge. Moderately-advanced technical, no big climbs. Season February through mid-December.

 

Gould's Rim Trail (Hurricane)

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Single-track running from the cliffs above Hurricane along Gould’s Wash. Links to top of J.E.M. trail for option of long loop using Hurricane Rim Trail. Light climbing. Some narrow twisting undulating single-track makes this upper-intermediate tech. Season February through mid-December, winter when dry between storms.

 

Grafton Mesa

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Double-track to viewpoint, then steep drop down old coach road (eroded into single-track) to the valley. Steep tricky descent. Loop 9.5 miles in length with 1100 elevation gain, top altitude 5000 feet. Located just outside Zion National Park. Season late March through late November.

 

Guacamole Trail (Highway 9)

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Single-track and open slickrock riding. Intermediate to advanced, with plenty of stunt opportunities. Around 8 miles in length, little elevation gain — a lot of quick ups and downs. Located just outside Zion National Park. Season February through mid-December, winter when dry between storms.

 

Hurricane Rim Trail

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Single-track running from the cliffs above Hurricane along the edge of the Virgin River Gorge. Links to lower end of J.E.M. trail. Out-and-back, one-way with shuttle from upper or lower JEM trailheads, or option of long loop using Gould’s Rim Trail. Moderate climbing. Rough rock makes this upper-intermediate tech. Season February through mid-December.

 

Icehouse Trail

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This is a six-mile downhill romp from the base of the Pine Valley Mountains down to Washington. Shuttle or 18-mile loop. Season March through early December.

 

J.E.M. Trail

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Classic!  Climb to the northern edge of Gooseberry Mesa near the town of Virgin, then descend to the Virgin River on single-track. Intermediate technical, modest climbing. Season February through mid-December, plus most winter days.

 

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Little Purgatory

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This is a six-mile loop with a highly technical descent over rough rock. Moderate climbing, via the Historic Babylon trail. Recommended for experts only. Season year-round as snow and rain allows.

 

Little Creek Mountain

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Fantastic new trail system east of Hurricane, south of Gooseberry Mesa. Includes three ride options: West Mesa 9 miles, The Point Loop 9 miles, Sandstone Loop 6 miles. Single-track through pinion forest plus broad areas of slickrock. Stunts and fun technical stuff. Advanced technical, little climbing. Season April through November.

 

Moenkopi Trail, plus La Verkin Creek

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Two rides: up-and-down out-and-back ATV-track, nice views, easier technical with occasional climbing. Around 7 miles in length. Connects to La Verkin Creek gorge ride, head up-creek. Located north of Hurricane, just east of La Verkin. Season March through mid-December. Not recommended during wet weather!

 

Nephi's Twist

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Nephi’s Twist is a short double-track ride up a colorful wash near La Verkin. The non-official version includes a highly technical ridge-line ride. But this single-track can only be found by those who know exactly where it is. Season March through early December.

 

Owens Trail

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Also called Bluff Street Cliffs Trail. Short single-track and slickrock ride on north edge of St. George, climbing along the cliffs. Intermediate technical, mild climb. Season year-round.

 

Paradise Canyon

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Short loop north of St. George. Features the easier Turtle Wall trail along the sandstone. Links to other trails in the Red Cliffs Desert Preserve. A little climbing, intermediate technical overall. Season year-round.

 

Pioneer Park and Pioneer Rim

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Slickrock area on top of the cliffs north of St. George. Two rides: quick and easy; longer and technical. Pioneer Rim has a little climbing, upper-intermediate to advanced technical. Season year-round.

 

Prospector Trail

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This intermediate-technical trail runs along cliffs from Leeds to Washington. Dirt single-track, little climbing. Connects to Church Rocks. Season year-round.

 

Quarry Trail

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This easy, short trail extends from the St. George airport to a basalt quarry site on Black Hill, where rock was quarried for the Mormon temple foundation. Trivial climbing, easy technical. Season year-round.

 

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Raceway at Green Valley

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This race loop starts in the valley between the Bearclaw Poppy trailhead and Green Valley, just southwest of St. George. Moderate climb, intermediate technical. Season year-round.

 

Red Mountain Trail

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This is a tough 2.7 mile ledge-and-rock-strewn climb from Diamond Valley to an overlook above Snow Canyon, northwest St. George. Moderate climb, advanced technical. Season March-December. (There is a “Red Mountain Trail” at Cedar City — please see Southern Plateau section.)

 

Rim Rock, Rim Runner, Rim Rambler, Rim Reaper Trails

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In the Santa Clara River Preserve, this system of trails offers various riding options, including easier or more difficult rides. Ride described is 6.7 miles with 600 feet of climbing. Season year-round.

 

Santa Clara River Preserve

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Single-track trails just southwest of Santa Clara. Links to trails within the preserve on this page. Season year-round.

 

Sidewinder Trail

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Single-track trail, 5 miles with options for longer rides using Barrel Roll. Intermediate-plus technical, a mile of moderate climbing. Season year-round.

 

Silver Reef Trail

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The scenery on this trail lends the best of both worlds, the bright vermillion peaks of Zion Park to the junipers and lush pines of Pine Valley. The trail begins in the brush of Silver Reef Ghost Town, east of Zion, and heads north and west via FR 031 over the south base of Pine Valley Mountain. The trail veers south on FR 033 and finishes at the east side of St George. Trailhead starts 27 miles north of St George via I-15, Leeds exit and follow the signs to Silver Reef. About 26 miles.

 

Snow West Canyon Trail

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Graded roadway climbs up West Canyon from the bottom of Snow Canyon, north of Ivins. Easy technical, light climb. Season year-round.

 

Snow Canyon Loop

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Paved bike trail that loops from the northwest corner of St. George, through Ivins, and Snow Canyon. (A short stretch in upper Snow Canyon requires use of the road.) Easy technical, but a moderate climb. Season year-round.

 

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St. George Paved Trails

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Photos and map of paved trails in West St. George: Lava Flow, Halfway Wash, Sand Hollow. Summary and links to Snow Canyon Loop and Virgin River Parkway. Easy technical. Season year-round.

 

Stucki Springs

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Single-track rocks and rolls through the desert south of Santa Clara, to join the Bearclaw Poppy trail at Clavicle Hill. Loop option using the Raceway. Some climbing. Intermediate technical. Season year-round.

 

Sunshine Loop

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Gravel road with single-track “main event” forms a loop right at the Arizona border southeast of St. George. Easier-intermediate technical, light climbing. Season year-round.

 

Toquerville Falls

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This is an old favorite ride for the local teens. It’s a dirt road to Toquerville Falls. It’s 12 miles round trip, and you have to climb over a mountain to get there.  Total climbing will be 2300. Season March through November.

 

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Virgin River Parkway

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Paved bike trail from Bloomington into St. George, following the Virgin River. Very easy technical, no climbing. Season year-round.

 

Warner Valley

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Two loops, 6 miles easier technical (Honeymoon Loop), 11 miles upper-intermediate (Warner Valley Loop), mostly single-track in the desert of Warner Valley. Little climbing, fairly high-speed ride. Located 15 miles east of St. George or 15 miles south of Hurricane. Season year-round.

 

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Warner Valley Cholla II Loop

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10.5-mile loop in northeastern Warner Valley (10 miles south of Hurricane, 15 miles east of St. George). Some slickrock, a couple of very short sandy sections, a couple of technical spots. Fairly high-speed, intermediate-tech ride. Season year-round. . 10.5-mile loop in northeastern Warner Valley (10 miles south of Hurricane, 15 miles east of St. George). Some slickrock, a couple of very short sandy sections, a couple of technical spots. Fairly high-speed, intermediate-tech ride. Season year-round.

 

Zen Trail

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6-mile loop in Green Valley on the southwest corner of St. George. Offers quite a bit of advanced-technical challenges, moderate climbing. Season year-round.

 

Zion Canyon and Pa'rus Trail

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Bike trail in lower Zion Canyon connects to road up Zion Canyon to the mouth of the narrows. Light but steady climb, easy technical. Cars can be a problem when the shuttle buses aren’t running. Season mid-February through mid-December.