Barrel Ride - TRAIL

Barrel Ride - Trail, Saint George, Utah

This is a technical trail that weaves up and down cliffs through the desert. It is the funnest way to do ride the race course. At the bottom of the trail, you can go left and connect to the race course, or go right and connect next to the water tower that starts the green valley loop. If you want a really tech section, when you turn right, go down the hill andturn left down a wash. That part is a blast. All three ways can take you to where you parked.

User Reviews (4)

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Sweet William   Weekend Warrior [Dec 14, 2005]

There is some obvious confusion with the last review. This is not the Bear Poppy trail. This trail is not easy to follow and is not for beginners. As mentioned in the directions it's probably a good idea to stop at one of the local bike shops for a map and or a guide. After a pretty tough 2-3 mile climb the fun starts. You are now at the top (or very near) of the mesa and will ride along a roller coaster of single-track dirt and slick rock. There are some great places to stop and enjoy the views over the western desert valley. There are many rocky drops and descents to keep you on your toes, and one wicked rocky down hill section that I've seen many choose to walk rather than ride. About 1.5 miles from the bottom there is a hard to find trail that shoots off to the right that will take you over towards the water tank. This is a fun section if you can spot it otherwise you'll just finish a little sooner. If you want a decent work out and some good semi-technical fun you'll enjoy this ride.

Customer Service

As described. Stop in to one of the bike shops for a map.

Similar Products Used: Gooseberry, little creek, Jem.
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5
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4
Pain Freak   Cross Country Rider [Aug 21, 2005]

I believe the real name for this trail is Bear Claw Poppy and there are other options off this trail to do a few others.But it isn't known as Barrel to anybody I know of and the books all call it Bear Claw Poppy.Hope this helps.BTW, It is a very fun ride,but quite short unless you hook it up with other trails branching off. It's very well signed so you won't have any problem finding the options.I'd rate it almost a beginner trail though,not much in the way of technical riding,but there are a few drops and a few jumps, so you can have fun.No real steep climbs either.Still if you're in the area check it out.

Similar Products Used: Green Valley Loop and Stucki Spring
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3
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2
Weyvoless   Downhiller [Feb 08, 2005]

This is one of the funnest trails in the St. George area. After riding this trail, I rarely ride the Bear Claw Poppy trail. This trail consists of tight technical single track that will really keep you on your toes. It is very doable on a hardtail, or even a 6 inch trail bike. I would only recommend this trail to intermediate, and advanced riders.

Customer Service

Up the race course to the top of the Mesa. Pick up the single track there. Stay right, and take all the way to the water tower, and on down the fingers of death, and over to Clavical hill. Turn around, back to the water tower, and finish up on the lower Barrel, which happens to be the most technical stretch of the trail.

Similar Products Used: Little Creek Mesa. Grafton Mesa. Gosseberry Mesa.
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5
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3
Ryan   [Jan 11, 2003]

Even though you are coming off the race course, this is not a race trail. It is very technical, with boulder drops and steep descents and ledged climbs. The wash kicks ass. Kudos Bryce.

Customer Service

Up the race course, up the first wash, past the pit, then up next wash you hit, which'll connect you to the dirt road at the top. Take it to the trail head.

Similar Products Used: Broken Mesa, Gooseberry, Hurricane Rim & JEM.
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5
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