Let's hit the trails!

Between Cedar City and Brian Head there are miles and miles of trails to discover! Check out the nationally designated Iron Hills Trail System or the Brian Head Resort Mountain Bike Park or find your stride on longer trails in Thunderbird Gardens and Parowan. Use the list included below to find the right fit for your next adventure. 
 

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Cedar City Trail Systems

Iron Hills Trail System

National Recreation Trail Designation

Steep grade down the face of Cedar Mountain. Beautiful views of the Cedar City valley. Fall is the best due to the fabulous fall colors. Can be hiked, but primarily used as downhill mountain bike trail. The trailhead is located up Right Hand Canyon Road off Hwy 14 east of Cedar…

Lava Flow is a hike and bike downhill-only trail. This downhill single track includes tabletop jumps and high berms for fast riding. Restrooms are located at the trailhead. This is a dog-friendly trail, a leash is required.

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Easy trail that meanders its way up the hill. Turn around once you have reached the Upper Lava Flow trail. Please be aware this is a popular trail among mountain bikers; use caution around corners.

A hillside trail on the south end of Cedar City. The trail has both minor climbs and descents passing through the foothills. Portions of the trail are exposed to the sun later in the morning and throughout the day.

Thunderbird Gardens Trail System

Some steep climbs and switchbacks through fabulous red-rock country to a stunning view of Cedar City and unique rock outcroppings. This trail is dog friendly and also popular with mountain bikers. The trailhead is located in Thunderbird Gardens on 900 N (behind Cedar Ridge Golf…

Three Peaks Recreation Area Trail System

The Big Hole Loop is a unique, intermediate ride that takes you by the old iron ore mines. The route has about 500 feet of climbing and gives the rider a bit of a thrill riding on the edge of an iron mine pit. It is worth a ride to at least check out the old iron mines.

Download a map with all three trail systems (and more trails) included using the link included here.

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Brian Head Town & Resort

This paved trail follows Hwy 143 through the forest and wildflower meadows of Brian Head. There are several access points in Town, but the trailheads exist at the intersection of Aspen Drive and 143 as well as Bear Flat Road. This trail is also popular with bikers, so be aware as…

Our easiest single-track option. This mellow trail takes the scenic route down the mountain, with beginner flow sections and beginner-level single track. All jumps are rollable and easily bypassed. Use to find the Peak Access backcountry exit point to Bunker Creek and the Vista…

Ascending to the rim of the Markagunt Plateau, you are treated with some bumpy, heart-pounding descents that will bring you to a double-track road. From here you will cross over the road, picking the single track back up in a forested meadow. You will see signs for the Left Fork…

This blue line contains berms, jumps, tables, and beginner step-up. All features are rollable with no mandatory jumps or drops. Use this trail to find the trailhead for Wildflower and connect with LilÕ Gritty, Z-Line Connector, Lower Glitter, TankÕs Track…

Dixie National Forest

The trail follows power-line and ridge spine through a mixed conifer stand, then drops sharply, eventually entering a stand of Bristlecone pine and red ridge looking into Cedar Breaks National Monument and Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area. View includes a spectacular look at the red…

A moderate 8.6 mile loop around the beautiful Navajo Lake near Duck Creek Village. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and mountain biking. There are two official trailheads, one located at the east end of the lake the other on the west. Completing the entire loop is…

The trail can be accessed at several points (Deer Haven, Navajo Lake, Cascade Falls, and Strawberry Point) to customize the distance. Hikers can hike a mile or all 32 miles. This hike offers beautiful views of the Virgin River Rim and the northern terrace of Zion National Park…

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