City Creek Trail
Recommended Users: Hikers, Bikers
Type: Singletrack, Two-track
Length: 2.94 miles
Sub-Area: City Creek
Managing Agency: BLM and City of St. George
Access: Pioneer Hills Trailhead—From I-15 Exit 8, turn west on St. George Boulevard. Immediately turn right at the first traffic light onto 1000 East. Turn left onto Red Hills Parkway. Continue 1.8 miles on the parkway until reaching the trailhead on the right.
City Creek Trail gets in name from the large desert wash that the trail crosses near its mid-section. Going north from the Red Hills Connector Trail
, the trail twists its way downhill through rocky and sandy terrain heading for the City Creek wash. It winds its way back uphill to the Red Hills Parkway. Some sections of the trail are steep, slickrock, singletrack, or two-track, and along the wash there are some drop-offs, making for an varied, if not challenging experience.
Red Hills Golf Course is visible from the middle portion of this part of the trail and the sandstone bluffs of the Red Hills are an obvious and striking standout to the north.
Going south from the Red Hills Connector Trail, the trail largely follows an old two-track through classic red rock country.
Trip: For a 3.5 mile out and back trip, take the Red Hills Connector Trail from the trailhead. Turn left (south) on City Creek Trail, turn right (west) on Owen’s Loop Trail
and return back to the trailhead in reverse.
Loop 1: For a 4.0 mile loop, take the Red Hills Connector Trail, turn right (north) on City Creek Trail, turn right on the City Creek Connector, turn right onto the Red Hills Parkway multi-use (paved) trail and follow it south until reaching the pedestrian tunnel leading back to the trailhead.
Loop 2: For a 3.0 mile loop, take the Red Hills Connector Trail from the trailhead. Turn left on City Creek Trail and travel south for 0.44 miles until reaching the Owen’s Loop Trail. Turn left on Owen’s Loop and continue for 0.58 miles, then turn right and head downhill on Brook’s Nature Trail
for 0.23 miles. Enjoy the pond at Brook’s Nature Park before taking a short jaunt through city streets by turning left (south) onto Main Street, turning left (east) on 400 North (East Hope Street), and left again on 200 East. Return to the trail system at the top of 200 East by turning left onto the Red Hills Parkway multi-use (paved) trail. Follow it north until returning to the pedestrian tunnel under Red Hills Parkway that leads back to the trailhead.