Santa Clara River Reserve Trail System

Black Brush Trail

Recommended Users: Equestrians, Hikers
Type: Singletrack
Length: 3.4 miles
Management Area: Santa Clara River Reserve
Sub-Area: South Hills
Zone: 4
Managing Agency: BLM
Access: Cove Wash Trailhead – From St. George, travel north on Bluff Street. Turn left on Sunset Blvd. Continue on Sunset Blvd as it turns into Santa Clara Drive. Turn left on Gates Lane (just before reaching the Jacob Hamblin Home on the right). Cross the river and at 0.4 miles turn left (leaving the pavement). Note that the road from this point is steep and rocky, and can be eroded. At 0.7 miles turn right (at sign for Reserve). Pass the water tank, and at 1.3 miles turn right (at sign for reserve). Follow the road around to the left and park in the trailhead at 1.5 miles.
Description: Black Brush Trail offers a short outing through dry desert wash country. These are not your average sandy washes, but rocky, rattlesnake hiding in the brush kind of washes. The views of the Santa Clara River corridor from the mesa’s edge are outstanding.

Reserve Trails Map

Reserve Brochure

Black Brush Trail on Rim