Green Valley Loop - TRAIL

Green Valley Loop - Trail, St. George/Green Valley, Utah

One short climb (half a mile?) and the rest is downhill. Very first downhill section is a sprawling motocross-style playground taken over by us bikers, you will love it! Play around on the hills to your heart's content and improve your descent tactics while you're at it. From there the trail follows a dry creek bed for a bit, then turns into miles of incredibly fun white rock singletrack. This is desert country, watch out for yourself and your tubes! The trail branches off in every which way, giving you miles of heaven, take advantage of it! Dips, climbs, overhangs, whoop-de-doos, you'll have to ride it to believe it. A trail even for those who haven't ridden a lot, but depending where you go, it could require expert riding. Force yourself to ride down the hills instead of walking your bike and you'll see how good your bike can let you be! CAUTION: Your cheeks will be very sore after your ride, due to the constant smiling!

User Reviews (27)

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Clemont   Downhiller [Nov 29, 2009]

great trail for starters, easy downhill and close to city for fast and fun ride

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boisebomber   Cross Country Rider [Oct 19, 2007]

ditto to adamwillis, this is the most fun 5 miles i know. plenty of hills, swopes, whoops, tight turns, challenging drops. as you coast down from green valley to Bear Claw Poppy trails there is only 2 hill drops that you should probably dismount to descend. otherwise you can always find a reasonable line. even 3 fingers of death has a 'easy' descent.

and on the return there is nothing too steep that you can't find a line to acend without dismount, excepet for those same 2 drops.

i think this is one of the funnest intermediate trails in the west. for advanced riders oppty's for air and great challenges at hi speed.

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5
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AdamWillis8   Weekend Warrior [Aug 18, 2007]

Now known as Bear Claw Poppy.

Loads of Fun! Anyone can have a great time of these trails from my beginner wife to someone more advanced. There's an easy way down and some also very technical drop-off's that can be a riot. The 3 fingers spooked me a bit, but you can re-ride them all day long and not hit the same drop-off's once. The wash after the 3 fingers isn't my favorite but the trail of rollers after that is awesome and well worth the wait!

Customer Service

Drive your trucks up to the water tower just west of Green Valley/Sports Village. Unload on the ridge and it's almost all down hill from there. There is a incline for a quarter of a mile on a dirt road then you hit "The 3 Fingers of Death". It's tons of routes down washer that can be played on for awhile. Next head down a short wash (which sucks for those out of shape) then THE FUN BEGINS! After you get out of the wash it is a bunch of great whoops and rollers with a few technical drops offs to practice on. It's mostly down hill from there and just a good time. We parked another car at the opposite at the far end of the trail on Navajo Road in Bloomington, loaded the bikes up and did it again.

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DoorsFreak   Cross Country Rider [Apr 17, 2005]

The Bear Claw Poppy part of the loop SUCKS! I live about 3 miles away from the bloomington trail head (Bear Claw Poppy). This is the part that all the local people that live by the loop do. Beware! Beginners galore. Families galore--including kids under 8. Bmx riders galore. People who live in Bloomington use this thing like its a freakin paved bike path. The trail is so overpopulated its a pain in the butt to ride. Besides the trail isnt fun anyways anymore. It used to be fun when it was an actual single track and it wasnt well-known and was actually smooth. Its as hard as pavement now and way bumpy. Whenever i ride the loop i avoid the Bear Claw Poppy part all together. It used to be fun forever ago, but now it has gone to crap!

Customer Service

Park by the road off of Navajo and head up the dirt road. Follow the road for a while and look out on your right, there will be a trail-head called the "Micro Loop". This route goes up a sweet wash and lets you avoid the crappy Bear Claw trail and leads you straight up to the acid drops. There is another alternate trail that is way fun which i take every time i go, but its not well-known, and i want to keep it that way, not only for the trails sake, but also for the sake of "real" riders that know the area.

Similar Products Used: Many.
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3
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Ash   [Nov 24, 1998]

Wonderful trail, loads of fun, definitely a must-do. Lots and lots of good hills, great singletrack, SOOOOOOOOO much fun you'll want to do it every day. Email me if you're in the area and wouldn't mind riding with a chick who's not LDS.

Customer Service

just ask red rock bike shop

Similar Products Used: Anywhere in St. George or the surrounding area is biking heaven, trust me!
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5
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Crash   [Dec 14, 1998]

This is a trail for everyone. There are many technical drop-offs, choice big air and fast tight single track that will challenge the advanced rider. There are also side trails that will detour the novice around the drop offs, giving them gradual desents, not forcing them to get off their bike and hike it. Trust me if you have a significant other that you are trying to get hooked on mnt. biking take them on this trail. It really gives them a taste for true tight fast single track at any speed they want to take it. Also if the do wipe-out the soil conditions are super soft and forgiving, just watch out for the occasional cactus.

Customer Service

See above. Good description

Similar Products Used: You must do Gooseberry! Warning leave the timid at the hotel. Not the novice just the timid.
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5
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J Larkin   [Feb 19, 1999]

When you ask any St. George local where they usually ride, they will almost always say, "Loop." If you think you are too cool to ride this trail because "everyone else" does, then just stay seated at your computer desk and continue surfing the web. We guarantee that if the proper routes are chosen and the loop is ridden in it's entirety, you will be tired and friggin pleased. Veritable singletrack "playground."

Customer Service

Instead of riding 5-6 miles of pavement from the end of the singletrack to your car, use pole-line road to your left at the top of the Bloomington climb. New connector trails have just been created there,(which we are quite proud of), and as an alternative to the long, rocky first climb. Inquire at Red Rock Bicycle Co.

Similar Products Used: Stucki Springs, Gem loop, Red Cliffs trail
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TK   [Apr 02, 1999]

An amazing singletrack delight. Full on moto style course with lots of whoops, turns, jumps. VERY enjoyable. I will be back someday............

Customer Service

Did the loop twice with the paved road return.

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5
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Emmanuel   [May 02, 1999]

-awesome-. It was my first time on it with very heavy head wind so it spoiled my pleasure a little bit BUT I will be back SOON. Imagine 4/5? miles of dual slalom type riding: tight FAST corners, drop-offs and big jumps (including doubles and stuff). I cannot wait I Have to come back. The ride on the road back to the lot was a real bitch with that killer wind and the weight of the JEM loop in my legs from the morning.

Customer Service

ride up the jeep trail (moderate climb -not as bad as it looks from the parking lot-). Once you pass the wire gate, lower your saddle for "dual slalom type riding" and let it roll

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James   [Nov 28, 1999]

Sweet ride. I'm an intermediate rider and had a blast. Not in the best shape of my life right now so I sucked a little wind on the ascent, but it was well worth it. Lot's of trails to choose from depending on your confidence level. Big whoops and jumps coupled with reasonably forgiving terrain encourages you to get airborne. At the end of the day, the sorest muscle in my body was my face from smiling so much. Liked it so much we did it twice. The road ride back wasn't too bad, but do yourself a favor--arrange a shuttle and go ride it again.

Customer Service

so many to choose from...

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