Recommended Users: Mountain Bikers, Hikers
Length: 7.8 miles
Sub-Area: Red Bluff
Managing Agency: BLM and SITLA
Access: Bloomington Trailhead – From Interstate 15 take Exit 6 into St. George. Turn north on Bluff Street. Turn left on Black Ridge Drive. Turn right on Hilton Drive. Turn left on Tonaquint Drive just on the other side of the river bridge. Turn right on Bloomington Drive. Turn right on Navajo Drive and to continue until it turns to a gravel road. Just past the cattleguard, park in the open area on the right.
Gap Trailhead – From Interstate 15 take Exit 6 into St. George. Turn north on Bluff Street. Turn left on Black Ridge Drive. Turn right on Hilton Drive and continue as it turns into Dixie Drive. Turn left on Canyon View Drive (just before the Green Valley Market) and continue until it turns into a gravel road. Turn right and head north .15 miles. Turn left to drop down off the mesa. Continue .3 miles to where the road crosses a wash. Continue uphill for .6 miles to the parking area on the right.
Description: Bearclaw-Poppy is a single-track that can be ridden in either direction, but the trail is at its best when starting from the Gap Trailhead. This puts the rider in a downhill mode, taking full advantage of the rolling terrain. The trail can be ridden as an out and back or use the city streets to make a loop.
We give this trail an Easy rating, but riders must exercise caution because of the occasional steep hill. Known as Acid Drops, Clavicle Hill, and the 3 Fingers of Death these hills should be given respect. Throughout the entire trail, easier routes are marked so bikers can ride around the more challenging sections.