Hell’s Half Acre
Recommended Trail Users: Equestrians, Hikers
Type: Undeveloped Route
Length: 0.8 miles
Property Management: BLM
Access: Historic Babylon Trailhead – From I-15 north take Exit 22 and continue straight on Main Street through downtown Leeds and travel 2.2 miles to Babylon Road (900 N). From 1-15 south take Exit 23 and turn left on Silver Reef Road and then immediately turn left on Main Street and continue .7 miles to Babylon Road.
Turn right onto Babylon Road (900 N). This road requires a high clearance vehicle and may require 4x4 wheel drive past the Toquerville Mine Trailhead (depending on sand and mud conditions). Continue 2 miles to the Toquerville Mine Trailhead (horse trailers should park here). Continue another 2 miles to the Historic Babylon Trailhead. The trailhead has two parking spaces. If full, do not park on the side of the narrow road, but return to the Sand Cove Trailhead (1 mile back) and hike/bike/ride in.
Hell’s Half Acre Trail begins and ends on Little Purgatory Trail
and serves as an alternative route. For a 5.7 mile loop, head out .2 miles on the Historic Babylon Trail
until it intersects with the East Reef Trail. Turn right and continue on the Historic Babylon Trail for another 2.6 miles. The Historic Babylon Trail intersects (actually turns into) the Little Purgatory Trail. Follow the Little Purgatory Trail up the mountain for little over .5 miles and turn left onto Hell’s Half Acre Trail. Continue .8 miles until reaching the intersection with Little Purgatory Trail. Continue descending on Little Purgatory Trail for another 1.4 miles until it again intersects with the Historic Babylon Trail. Turn right on the Historic Babylon Trail and travel a little over .1 miles to return to the original intersection of East Reef Trail and Historic Babylon Trail. Return on the Historic Babylon Trail for .2 miles to the Historic Babylon Trailhead.
Hell’s Half Acre is an undeveloped route. It is brushy and not well laid out, making it unappealing to bikers.