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Cedar City Area
and Southern Plateau
Mountain Bike Trails
Click a trail name for details!  See below for area map.

Big Rock Candy Mountain (Candy Mountain Express). Easy 7-mile paved bike path on old railroad route up Sevier Canyon. Great family ride. Season May through October.
Blowhard Mountain. Steep advanced-technical downhill trail, starts near Cedar Breaks at high altitude. Nice views. One-way (7 miles downhill) with shuttle, or loop up to top with brutal 12-mile road climb. Season late June through mid-September.
Brian Head Park. Lift-served biking on multiple trails in the Giant Steps ski area. Intermediate technical. Season June through mid-September.
Bunker CreekA Must-Ride Classic! Downhill from Brian Head peak towards Panguitch Lake. Shuttle available. Intermediate technical. Views galore. Season June through mid-September.
C Trail. Twisty downhill on the mountain above Cedar City. Use shuttle or make loop by riding paved road or gravel hill-climb. Advanced-intermediate technical. If loop, significant climb. Season mid-April through October.
Cassidy-Losee Loop. Riding among fresh-water limestone hoodoos in Red Canyon area. Intermediate technical. Season May through October.
Casto Canyon. ATV-track trail through a red-rock wonderland. Light but steady climb, easier-intermediate technical. Option of loop or out-and-back. Season May through October.
Cedar City paved bike paths. Coal Creek paved trail runs from northern Cedar City up into the canyon along Highway 14; East Bench Trail runs from SR 14 skirting the southeastern side of the city to the south freeway exit. Season year-round, snow permitting.
Dark HollowA Must-Ride Classic! Downhill from Brian Head peak, towards Parowan. Shuttle available. Upper-intermediate technical. Forest riding after initial views. Season June through mid-September.
Eagle Point Trails.  High-altitude trails at ski resort in Beaver Canyon. Short loop (Monarch Mountain Trail) and downhill-preferred (Eagle Egress). Season July through September.
Flume Trail, Ephraim Canyon.  DH trail along edge of old flume path, then plunges steeply to valley. Top altitude 6900. 5 mile loop or 2.7 mile DH with shuttle. Expert. Season May through November.
Greens Lake Lichen It Extension. Trail from the junction of Lichen It with Lava Flow, extendding up to Greens Lake Drive. Part of Iron Hills trail system. Intermediate technical. Reached via Lichen It Trail from downhill, option to shuttle to top. Season May through October.
Hog Canyon (Kanab).  ATV trail system with substantial climbing and loose sand. Advanture ride for very strong experienced riders with fat-tire bikes. Season March through mid-December.
Kanab Singletrack Loops.  Short loops on the north edge of Kanab, with larger system planned but still under construction. Season March through December.
Lava Flow. Downhill bikes-only flow trail on south end of Cedar City, part of Iron Hills trail system. Advanced technical but do-able by intermediate riders. Reached via Lichen It Trail, or from uphill via Greens Lake. Season May through October.
Lichen It. Easier two-way trail on the south end of Cedar City, climbs lower part of C mountain. Part of Iron Hills system, connects to Lava Flow downhill flow trail. Season May through October.
Lowder Ponds. High-altitude loop starting on Brian Head Peak. Visits a few ponds, then climbs back up. Forest plus views. Significant uphill is brutal at this altitude. Season June through August.
Marathon Trail.  Route from Brian Head to Duck Creek and Navajo Lake. Some singletrack, lots of dirt forest road. Long ride (24 miles or more), shuttled versus very taxing out-and-back or long loop with road return. Season July through September.
Monarch Mountain.  High-altitude trails at ski resort in Beaver Canyon. Short loop (Monarch Mountain Trail) and downhill-preferred (Eagle Egress). Season July through September.
Mytoge Mountain. Singletrack runs around Fish Lake, climbs Mytoge Mountain to the south. Moderate climb, intermediate technical. Season June through September.
Navajo Lake Loop. Singletrack loop around Navajo Lake, links to the Virgin River Rim Trail. A little climbing, easy-intermediate technical. Season June through September.
Overflow Trail (Greens Lake Lichen It Extension). Trail from the junction of Lichen It with Lava Flow, extendding up to Greens Lake Drive. Part of Iron Hills trail system. Intermediate technical. Reached via Lichen It Trail from downhill, option to shuttle to top. Season May through October.
Paradise Canyon. Advanced-tech downhill turns off Dark Hollow trail to drop down Paradise Canyon. Exposed cruise on shoulder of Brian Head peak, then beautiful lush forested singletrack, then a few miles on dirt road. Season July  through September.
Pioneer Trail, Ephraim Canyon.  3-mile DH trail drops 1400 vertical from 8300 elevation. Loop or shuttle. Often combined with Flume Trail for longer DH. Expert. Season late July to October.
Red Canyon Paved Trail. Smooth paved trail up scenic Red Canyon, near Bryce Canyon. Mild climbing. Beautiful surroundings. Good family trail. Season late April through mid-November.
Red Hollow Cedar City. Trail connects Highway 14 to the top of Thor's Hideout in the northern riding area east of Cedar City. Intermediate technical, but a fairly stiff climb if done as an out-and-back. Season April through November.
Red Mountain Cedar City. Twisty technical singletrack in sawtooth terrain on the edge of Cedar City. Advanced technical, some rough climbs but not much altitude gain overall. Season April through November.
Scout Camp Loop. Loop ride from Brian Head resort connects to the Dark Hollow trail, then loops around to return to Brian Head resort area. Forested riding, intermediate technical. Season June through September.

Skyline Drive. This is a dirt road stretching 75 dirt miles at 10,000 feet. The Skyline Drive is the alpine equivalent of the White Rim Trail -- a multi-day bike ride on dirt road with incredible views. Perfect for a scout troop to ride their bikes to the next camping spot on a 3 or 4 day trip. It's possible to ride the whole thing in one day, but certainly not easy. You'll need a support vehicle, strong lungs, and iron legs.
Three Peaks Trail System. Series of connected loops located on granite mountains west of Cedar City. Three loops vary from 5 miles upper-beginner to 10 miles advanced. Rock in picnic-camping area open to riding for stunts, drops, tech challenges. Season April through early November.
Three Peaks Loop  -  Big Hole Loop.  Popular loop rides within the Three Peaks riding area. Season late March through November.
Three Peaks Twilight Zone and Petrified Whales.  This page covers newer areas of the Three Peaks riding area, including the Twilight Zone "Whale Trails." Season late March through November.
Thor's Hideout.  First trail of a planned system of trails north of Highway 14 in the mountains east of Cedar City. Upper-intermediate technical, moderate climb. Season April through November.
Thunder MountainA Must-Ride Classic! Red-rock singletrack near Bryce Canyon. Great views, interesting terrain. Intermediate technical with some areas of advanced. As a downhill with shuttle, occasional climbing. As an up-and-back, a significant climb. Season mid-April through October.
Twisted Forest.  Dirt and gravel road ride to foot path in Twisted Forest -- fascinating bristlecone pines in red-rock breaks, cliff view, views of Cedar Breaks. Option of continued ride to hilltop with 270 degrees of valley views! Easy technical. Short version or longer ride with climb. Season June through September.
Virgin River Rim. Epic ride along the breaks of the plateau south of Brian Head. Several shorter loop options, or a 33-mile with shuttle. Intermediate technical, major climbing. Season June through September.

[ Interactive Cedar-to-Bryce Trail Map ]