10.6 miles
666 ft
-674 ft
3,119 ft
High Point

If you only have an hour, this is a great route.

Detailed Description
Bearclaw Loop is a 11 mile popular intermediate route located near St. George Utah. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 666 ft with a max elevation of 3,119 ft then descends -674 ft.
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24 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
aroe83 (Apr 23, 2022 at 21:45)
The whole area needs cleaned up. Designate one trail and close and rehab the rest. Also there are trails that almost if not run over the namesake (and threatened) bear claw poppy.
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S3thH1ll (Apr 10, 2022 at 15:10)
This was a very fun ride it is now one of my favorites. I would definitely recommend it.
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mtnrunner19 (Mar 18, 2022 at 11:37)
Another unpopular opinion here, this trail is not good. It's kind of a jump line trail, but its just a connection of lines over natural terrain... there's no flow. There's not really jumps, just some natural hips and berms, no landings. Landscape covered in children, and bewildered parents on ebikes. Best avoided, along with the rest of the Green Valley trails.
  • + 0
adamwild (Mar 9, 2022 at 14:38)
Definitely a green trail, great place for someone new to hop around, but definitely not worth the stop in my opinion
  • + 1
Vashusan84 (Feb 6, 2022 at 18:43)
Super fun, can be as sendy as you want or roll the drops if you're not feelin' it.
  • + 1
fly-navy (Apr 10, 2021 at 6:01)
Has to be the most braided train I have ever ridden. Fun, but i can't imagine how long the area will last before any vegetation is left.
  • + 0
robertellisw (Mar 30, 2021 at 14:50)
Wow. Shocked at the negative comments. This is a suuuuuper fun downhill with several steep drops and jumps. Fun for all levels. You will see kids at the bottom near the trailhead, but I did not see any kids bombing down this trail. Great flow. Had an absolute blast! A nice change from the chunky riding in Sedona and Hurricane.
  • + 0
rsudbury (Mar 17, 2021 at 15:43)
Fun trail as an end to Stucki loop. Great for kids. Lots of fun, nothing overly technical.
  • - 2
Keeganpi3Q72 (Jan 31, 2021 at 15:10)
Just because it’s downhill only does not mean it’s gonna be a fun one. Good for beginners.
  • + 1
SuperX805 (Oct 29, 2020 at 5:15)
Came across the option on a short gravel bike loop. Good fun for drop bar bike. Lots of options. Well maintained and lots of markers keeping me on the easy route and away from big drops. Would be fun to actually learn the trail.
  • + 3
OliberBlack (Apr 14, 2020 at 19:03)
There are a lot of negative comments on this trail and I'm surprised, this trail is an absolute blast to go to with any level of experience. There are a ton of insane drops and many little features that have been built into the trail to make it a ton of fun to ride. There are not many times in the trail where there is not some sort of feature to have fun with. In my top 3 trails in the Southern Utah area.
  • + 1
mattwaggon (Mar 25, 2020 at 10:47)
Trail Rattlesnake
Jay works at Bicycles Unlimited. Stop by sometime and enjoy a story or two. He originally built this trail and is still the dude that maintains it ????
  • + 1
kzkelley (Oct 24, 2019 at 13:53)
Trail Rattlesnake
As pointed out by Scorcho-unlimited. This trail has lots of blind corners. It should be designated as a one way route, preferably downhill.
  • + 2
asher-beeson (Oct 18, 2019 at 20:28)
Acid drops are the best parts of the entire trail. Super fun if you like em big and loose
  • + 2
asher-beeson (Oct 18, 2019 at 20:26)
Pretty horrible trail. People riding wherever they want ruin the trail. Big gap on one which is blind and unclearable. But the drops are fun, if you like ‘em big and loose
  • + 0
Daste (Sep 18, 2019 at 15:03)
Much easier trail than anticipated. There are a few intermediate trails but most are easy. Great for riders of varying levels.
  • + 0
Leron (Dec 28, 2018 at 13:59)
Trail Rattlesnake
This is the easiest blue trail I have ever done. Great for taking your kiddos on a ride. Consistent low angle and no rear technical features makes for a good uphill climb.
  • + 0
Flanman5 (May 21, 2018 at 18:10)
This would have been great if ass hole people would preserve the trails. As it is there’s 10 different options every 20 feet or so. Half of them are jokes and ruin the flow. Thanks for ruining the trails
  • - 1
Leron (Mar 10, 2018 at 11:02)
Fun but not full value black. Easy enough to just roll off.
  • + 0
GHOST48 (Nov 24, 2017 at 21:10)
Supper fun a lot of jumps really flowy down hill great for people that love drops but if you’re not a fan of them there are bypass in all I think it’s just a great trail
  • + 1
mattwaggon (Jun 9, 2017 at 23:00)
Trail Rattlesnake
It is called Jay's Wash by locals in honor of Jay Bartlett who has been riding it for 25 years and continues to ride and help maintain it. Kind of like how we call the adjacent trail the Green Valley Loop Smile
  • + 1
Scorcho-unlimited (Jul 25, 2017 at 6:15)
Trail Rattlesnake
I'm a local, I don't know Jay, and I've never heard it called "jays wash" by anyone at anytime. And if he told you he had been riding that trail for 25 years he would be stretching the truth by about 10 years.
  • + 1
Scorcho-unlimited (Apr 10, 2017 at 13:05)
Trail Rattlesnake
I don't know who declared this to be "Jay's wash". It was dubbed Rattlesnake when we built it, and that's still the real name as far as I'm concerned.
Great connector trail or alternative to Stucki, watch the two way traffic when it's busy. there are lot's of fast, blind corners.
  • + 2
nomit (Apr 30, 2016 at 22:11)
Whole areas destroyed by people riding whereever the hell they feel like. Land to the SW is even worse with trash, bottles, pallets and shotgun shells everywhere. Kinda have a shitty feeling riding here. Good free camping though, I guess.

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More Stats for Bearclaw Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -9 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,578 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,587 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,579 ft
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)
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