Recommended Users: Mountain Bikers, Hikers
Length: 1.5 miles
Management Area: Gooseberry Mesa National Recreational Trail
Sub-Area: Gooseberry Mesa
Managing Agency: BLM and Private
Access: Windmill Trailhead – From City of St. George travel north on Interstate 15. Take exit 16 to Hurricane City. Turn right on Main Street. Take the first left onto State Route 59. Turn left on Smithsonian Butte National Backcountry Byway. At 2.8 miles from the SR 59, turn left and travel northwest 3.3 miles until reaching the Gooseberry Trailhead. Continue straight, traveling northwest for 1.2 miles to park at the Windmill Trailhead. Reach the trail by following the roads heading either north or west.
Description: The Windmill Trail follows the north rim of the mesa, hence its original moniker “Rim Job.” It isn’t a particularly difficult trail, but the exposure along the rim and some quick, tight turns means your full attention is required. The trail is multi-directional, but many riders travel west and connect to the Bowls and Ledges and the North Rim trails.