Utah Mountain Biking Opportunities: Gooseberry Mesa and Hurricane Cliffs

Gooseberry Mesa and Hurricane Cliffs trails are located in southern Utah’s red rock country. Views from the mesa rims along these trails are spectacular. To the north are massive sandstone sentinels of Zion National Park. Spread out below the west rim is a panorama of colorful desert mesas and water carved canyons.

These trails are designed to provide technically challenging mountain bike opportunities. Single track and slickrock wind across the mesa top in a series of interconnected trails providing a unique setting that will provide a high quality experience to all types of mountain bikers.

One of the Bureau of Land Management's "Backyard to Backcountry" treasures, information on the Gooseberry Mesa Trail was developed between IMBA and the St. George, UT, BLM office to provide world-class riding experiences. IMBA's data on the trail includes elevations, ratings, current conditions, photos, and comments.

Need to Know

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Plan Your Visit

  • Season Dates: January 1 - December 31
  • Fee: Varies
  • Size: 31+ miles
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 2,000+ feet
  • Difficulty: Trails range from beginner to advanced


  • Hurricane Hills Trailhead: From Interstate 15 Exit 16, head east on State Route 9 to Hurricane City for 9.5 miles. Turn right on Main Street. Take the first left onto State Route 59 and at 0.75 miles turn left into the trailhead. (To reach Canal Trail, hike 1.8 miles on the Rim Trail before turning left onto the Canal Trail.)

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Contact Information

St. George Field Office
345 East Riverside Drive
St. George, Utah 84790

Connecting with Communities

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The BLM and MTB Project are Connecting with Communities through a National partnership to provide an interactive ride experience. MTB project hosts the next generation of mountain bike trail maps. Click the MTB Project icon to access all the information you'll need to plan your next ride.