While visiting St. George, there are a number of hiking trails that are available. Here's a list of some of the trails you may wish to consider:
Butterfly Hiking Trail: Snow Canyon State Park - Butterfly Trail Junction - GPS: 37.215712, -113.643845. The Butterfly Trail connects Snow Canyon Drive and the Petrified Dunes Trail to the Lava Flow Overlook Trail. Crossing the western side of the Petrified Dunes allowing you to reach the lava tubes and with the large number of trail intersections on or close to its path, offers all hikers a variety of length and skill options for their hiking trip. The Butterfly Trail actually starts 200 feet to the west of the Petrified Dunes Trail head.Head west on St. George Boulevard. Turn Right onto N. Bluff St and Head North Continuing onto Highway 18 Until You Reach the Snow Canyon State Park Turn off. Google Map.
Cinder Cone Hiking Trail: Diamond Valley - Cinder Cone Trail head- GPS: 37.246535, -113.628056. The Cinder Cone Trail takes you up the Larger of the two cinder cones in the St George valley. These two cinder cones are responsible for the lava flow you can see all over the St George area, including Snow Canyon State Park. The round trip is only 1.5 miles however the elevation gain is 500 feet and consists of a lot of bare lava rock. Wear pants and good shoes to protect yourself from the rocks and elements. The trail headis on the right (east) side of the road as visitors drive up the canyon, one mile north of the Snow Canyon Drive junction with State Route 18. West on St George Blvd until Bluff St. Drive 10.5 miles north. If you reach DiamondValley Dr. you have gone to far. Google Map.
Red Cliffs Hiking Trail: Red Cliffs Recreation Area Trail head - GPS: 37.225, -113.405. Spring and fall are the best times of year to hike here. For most the year the stream in the center of the trail is dried up. However After a good rain storm a waterfall will block the trail a little more than half way down. This trail is worth exploring whether or not the water is flowing. If the water is high enough you can even take a swim or jump off the rocks into the pool of water below the waterfall. Drive East on St George Blvd from The Inn at St George. Take Interstate 15 North from St. George to Exit 22. The turn onto Old Highway 91 will be immediatelyafter the off ramp. The Trail head located in the Red Cliffs Camping Area. Google Map.
Owens Loop Hiking Trail: Brooks Nature Park - Trail head - GPS - N 37° 06.995' W 113° 34.972' - Owens Loop gives you a great view of St George. This ScenicTrail vary'son difficultywhether you are biking, Running, or just walking. This three mile loop takes you over the plateau ridge over looking the entire area. This trail is great for families with any age children. There are snakes and other animals that live near the trail so keep on the trail for your own and the animals safety.To access the trail go up 100 N. from the back parking lot of the hotel. Continue up Diagonal street until you reach the Brooks Nature Park. The Brooks Nature Park Trail connectsto the Owens loop Trail. Google Map.
Dino Tracks Hiking Trail: Washington City - Trail head - GPS - N37 09.333 W113 30.193 - This Trail takes up into a rocky area filled with lizards, plants, and lots of other wild life some alive and some not. What we mean by this is the dinosaur tracks that the trail gets its name from. Along the trail there are multiple spots where you can see these tracks for yourself. Don’t touch them though, so that they are here for others to see for a long time to come. Head north on I-15 and get off on exit 10. Turn left onto Green Springs drive and then a right on Buena Vista Blvd. Follow until you get to Main Street, turn left (north) on Main follow until it turns to dirt. You will continue up the dirt road for 1 mile passing a four way intersection and a triangle intersection. Turn right on to the next dirt road. after another 1/4 mile there will be a water tower where the parking is. Google Map.
Pioneer Park Hiking Trail: Skyline Drive - St. George - Trail head - GPS - N 37° 06.950' W 113° 34.545' - Access The Red Cliff Desert Preserve from this access trail and take a nice easy and scenic walk through the red rock desert. If you are lucky you will get to see an endangered Desert Tortoise. This hike is great for families and children. Be sure to bring lots of water. From the in at St George head East on St George Blvd. Turn Left on 200 East and continue onto Skyline Dr. for and then turn right onto Red Hills Pkwy at the light. The Parking for Pioneer Park will be on the Left side of Red Hills Parkway after the painted Dixie Rock. Google Map.
Arch Hiking Trail: Leads, Utah - Trail head - GPS - 37.209892,-113.333047 - The Arch Trail leads to the Babylon Arch (.5 miles) and the Virgin River (l mile). The majority of the trail can be fairly sandy depending on the weather conditions. If it has rained recently the sand may be packed more than other times. On this trail you will get to see more than just the Babylon Arch. You will see plenty of sandstone Hoodoos and Pinnacle formations that southern Utah is famous for. Go North on I-15 until you reach exit 22. Head North on Main Street until you reach 900 N Rd. Turn Left and travel just under 3 miles until you reach The Triangle Intersection. You will pass a fork in the road about a mile down keep left on this fork. This road may require high clearance and four wheel drive depending on weather condition. Google Map.