Biking
Mountain Biking Trails in St. George
Mountain Biking Trails

While visiting St. George, there are a number of mountain biking trails that are available. Here's a list of some of the trails you may wish to consider:

ATV FunGooseberry Mesa Mountain Biking Trail: Slick rock, single track, and one of the more popular trails in Southwest Utah. Goosebury has several trails, most of which are more advanced but there are a few beginner trails to warm up on. Head east on St. George Blvd towards onramp North I-15 and continue until exit US-9. Get off at US-9 and go through Hurricane towards Zion National Park. As you head east on highway 9 turn right onto highway 59. Turn left on Smithsonian Butte National Backcountry Byway. Follow for 2.8 miles and turn left. Travel Northwest 3.3 miles until reaching Goosebury Trailhead. N 37° 08.498' W 113° 10.304' - Google Maps.

J.E.M. Mountain Biking Trail: Named after trailblazers John, Ellen, and Mike, the JEM mountain biking trail is located just west of the town of Virgin near Zion National Park. Most riders do the classic loop which is about 12.9 miles in length or shuttle from top to bottom. First half of the loop is an uphill double track but the last 6.2 miles is downhill single-track. Head east on St. George Blvd towards onramp North I-15 and continue until exit US-9. Get off at US-9 and go through Hurricane towards Zion National Park. At the junction of US-9 with UT-17, turn east towards Zion. Continue for about 4.8 miles and then turn right (south) on a gravel road signed "Sheep Bridge Rd." You will later cross over the Virgin River. Just uphill is the doubletrack on your right after the bridge. Take the doubletrack a quarter mile to a turn-around overlooking the Virgin River. The singletrack is at the end of the turn-around. For the classic (old) JEM loop ride, head back on the dirt road. N 37 12.029 W 113 13.089 - Google Maps.

The Next Four Trails are Interconnected:

1-Barrel Roll Mountain Biking Trail:
A popular 6 mile loop that can be ridden in either direction. You will get spectacular views of the Red mountains, Pine Valley Mountains, and Santa Clara River corridor along this trail. Take a right onto St. George Blvd heading west. Take a right at Bluff Street and continue to follow until you reach Sunset Blvd, Take a left at Sunset Blvd and follow for about 3.5 miles. Turn left at gates lane. From there follow the paved road across the bridge and through a right turn, go 200 yards and follow the dirt road up the hill approximately .25 miles. At the fork in the road turn right down through the wash and up the hill to the green water tower. Go past the water tower and take your firt right toward the trail head. N37 07.253 W113 40.508 - Google Maps.

2-Sidewinder Mountain Biking Trail:
This trail is a short intermediate trail that forks off the Barrel Roll. Sidewinder is slightly more technical than the Barrel Roll but only about 4.8 miles out and back in length. Take a right onto St. George Blvd heading west. Take a right at Bluff Street and continue to follow until you reach Sunset Blvd, Take a left at Sunset Blvd and follow for about 3.5 miles. Turn left at gates lane. From there follow the paved road across the bridge and through a right turn, go 200 yards and follow the dirt road up the hill approximately .25 miles. At the fork in the road turn right down through the wash and up the hill to the green water tower. Go past the water tower and take your firt right toward the trail head. 1.5, N37 07.253 W113 40.508. - Google Maps.

Jeeps3-Suicidal Tendencies Trail: Must use sidewinder trail to get into. Suggested for advanced riders with tight switchbacks and cliff exposure, but Intermediate levels can walk their bikes in many places. Take a right onto St. George Blvd heading west. Take a right at Bluff Street and continue to follow until you reach Sunset Blvd, Take a left at Sunset Blvd and follow for about 3.5 miles. Turn left at gates lane. The Suicidal Tendencies trail descends from the south side of the loop at the top of Sidewinder. From there follow the paved road across the bridge and through a right turn, go 200 yards and follow the dirt road up the hill approximately .25 miles. At the fork in the road turn right down through the wash and up the hill to the green water tower. Go past the water tower and take your firt right toward the trail head. 1.5, N37 07.253 W113 40.508. - Google Maps.

4-Rim Rocks Mountain Biking Trail: Part of the Santa Clara River Preserve this trail is has four parts to it. Rim Reaper, Rim Runner, Rim Rambler, and Rim Rocks. All of them together is a little under 7 miles but you can skip sections for a shorter ride. Take a right onto St. George Blvd heading west. Take a right at Bluff Street and continue to follow until you reach Sunset Blvd, Take a left at Sunset Blvd and follow for about 3.5 miles. Turn left at gates lane. From there follow the paved road across the bridge and through a right turn, go 200 yards and follow the dirt road up the hill approximately .25 miles. At the fork in the road turn right down through the wash and up the hill to the green water tower. Go past the water tower and take your firt right toward the trail head. N37 07.247 W113 40.481 - Google Maps.

Church Rocks Mountain Biking Trail: This trail is just Northeast of St. George located in the Washington area. It's about a 6.5 mile loop with some maintained dirt and slick rock. It's a great trail for your first time on slick rock, which is similar to the trails of Moab. Head East on St. George Blvd to get on I-15 North. Take exit 10 towards Washington City and merge onto green springs drive. Take a left onto Telegraph St. and travel about 3.3 miles. At the top of the hill there will be a gravel road on your left. N 37 08.316 W 113 28.140 - Google Maps.

Paradise Canyon Mountain Biking Trail: This is a short single-track loop located on the northern outskirts of St. George about 4 miles from downtown. It is part of the Red Desert Preserve and connects the paved trail Snow Canyon Loop, with dirt trails like Turtle Wall, and Paradise Rim. Only a 7 mile loop with many different options of routes, this is great trail for a quick ride and beginners to learn on. Take a right onto St. George Blvd heading west. Turn right on Bluff St. and continue until you reach the traffic light at Snow Canyon Parkway. Go straight through the light, and on your left there will be a log fence. Look for the Chuckwalla Trail sign and turn into the parking lot. Paradise trailhead will be on the north end. N 37 08.280' W 113 36.660'. - Google Maps.

Barrel Mountain Biking Trail: This trail is named after the many Barrel Cacti you'll find along the route. This trail is popular because of the free ride potential, with its access to many extreme tech stunt sections. Take a right onto St. George Blvd heading west. Turn left onto Bluff Street, continue about 2 miles until I-15 ramp towards Las Vegas, stay right at the fork and merge onto Dixie Dr. Stay on Dixie Dr. for about 3.5 miles and turn left onto Canyon View Dr. Follow until road ends at a dirt road. Follow dirt road down to a large parking area. You will see three trails that split off, take the far right trail towards Barrel Trailhead. N37 05.340 W113 38.457 - Google Maps.

Bearclaw Poppy Trail - Mountain Biking Trail: The historic Green Valley Trail. This trail is a classic must of St. George and the most popular. It is an 11.5 mile loop that is fun for the whole family. The trails consists of some not to difficult climbs, and a series of short drop offs that are great for the entry level mountain biker. The trail consists of four popular sections: three fingers of death, Acid Drops, Clavicle Hill, and the roller coaster. Take a right onto St. George Blvd heading west. Turn left onto Bluff Street, continue about 2 miles until I-15 ramp towards Las Vegas, stay right at the fork and merge onto Dixie Dr. Stay on Dixie Dr. for about 3.5 miles and turn left onto Canyon View Dr. Follow until road ends at a dirt road. Follow the dirt road down to a large parking area. You will see three trails that split off, Take the middle trail up to the Bearclaw Trailhead. (you may drive your vehicle up the hill to another parking area before the trailhead.) N37 05.338 W113 38.432 - Google Maps.

Zen Trail - Mountain Biking Trail: The Zen trail is a popular highly technical single track. Recommended for advanced riders, this trail has just about everything from drops, climbs, high speed flow section, and technical rock obstacles. Don't forget to take a few breaks and take in the breathtaking views of the expansive vistas. Take a right onto St. George Blvd heading west. Turn left onto Bluff Street, continue about 2 miles until I-15 ramp towards Las Vegas, stay right at the fork and merge onto Dixie Dr. Stay on Dixie Dr. for about 3.5 miles and turn left onto Canyon View Dr. Follow until road ends at a dirt road. Follow dirt road down to a large parking area. You will see three trails that split off, take the left trail towards the Zen Trailhead. N37 05.412 W113 37.898 - Google Maps.