7.7 miles
149 ft
-2,347 ft
2 miles
High Point

You ready for a great downhill ride? Here you go, some of the best trails Iron Hills has to offer You start off at the top of the C and follow a quick singletrack down the mountain side. Hop onto Highland Trail for great views. There is little climbing as you descend, mostly flow with technical mixed in. Green Hollow. Continue on and you find some flowy well built berms throughout Lava Flow with other various features!

Directions to the "C"
East on UT-14 for 4.9 miles.
Right turn on Right Hand Canyon then proceed for 4.6 miles.
C-Trail parking lot on the right hand side.

Detailed Description
C-Trail to Southview Shuttle is a 8 mile popular expert route located near Cedar City Utah. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 149 ft with a max elevation of 8,230 ft then descends -2,347 ft.
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24 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
Flanman5 (Oct 14, 2022 at 18:21)
Trail Lava Flow
Fun but not as fun as some of the others. Even iron giant is better.
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Flanman5 (Oct 14, 2022 at 18:17)
Trail The C Trail
This trail sucks. Iron hills has tons of fun trails but this is not one. 3-4 feet wide at all times, boring straight loose rock then switchback. Imagine that about 20 times and you know what this trail is like. Don’t waste your time like we did
  • + 1
Canyonh (May 11, 2021 at 15:49)
Trail Lava Flow
Glorious riding. Short, sweet, flowy but the right amount of tech and optional features to keep it challenging.
  • + 1
Holdenwagstaff (Apr 9, 2021 at 18:50)
Trail Green Hollow
Loved it! Amazing ride.
  • + 1
atcrosby (Oct 17, 2020 at 20:09)
Trail Green Hollow
Fun and flowy, great trail for most riders.
  • + 1
atcrosby (Oct 17, 2020 at 18:58)
Trail Highlands
Fun and flowy with some great burms and small jumps, if you choose to take them. Fun for all ages. The trail from the C to here is quite technical.
  • + 0
atcrosby (Oct 17, 2020 at 18:55)
Trail The C Trail
I rode from the "C" to the highlands trail turnoff. This upper section of the trail was more rideable and less rocky than the lower portion. The top section has a few sharp turns and some chucky stuff. This portion is advanced intermediate. Highlands trail is really fun, fast, and flowy.
  • + 1
Skippy57 (Oct 10, 2020 at 9:33)
Trail Highlands
Fantastic trail, nice jumps
  • + 0
fpecan (Jul 30, 2020 at 12:55)
Trail The C Trail
Some fun sections but most of it was very techy and steep. Pretty much was always on the brakes the entire way down. Hard to get flow going due to the frequency of turns, the majority of which lack proper berms.
  • + 0
CoachAscanio (May 24, 2020 at 20:00)
Trail The C Trail
Some fun and pretty secrions but not the quality of some of the other trails.
  • + 1
CoachAscanio (May 24, 2020 at 19:59)
Trail Green Hollow
Loved it
  • + 0
CoachAscanio (May 24, 2020 at 19:57)
Trail Lava Flow
So sick!!!
  • + 0
bradgretz (Oct 27, 2019 at 16:16)
Trail Lava Flow
Been riding in Bryce and Hurricane for a week and gave Cedar city a whirl. Glad we did! Great fun flowy trails up and down! Just pure mountain biking fun! Hats off to the biking community here! This area has so much potential to become a big destination!
Left some cash in the donation box.
“If you build it they will come”
  • + 0
SLMJJ (Oct 6, 2019 at 17:34)
Trail Lava Flow
Very fun but short. Good twists and terrain changes. Pinyon forest.
  • + 0
Solorider69 (Jul 28, 2019 at 15:01)
Trail Lava Flow
A really well down trail. The first trail I felt strongly enough to comment on, since Alsea Falls Trail in Oregon
  • + 2
Nicholiwheeless (Oct 13, 2018 at 19:20)
Trail Lava Flow
Sweet trail. Nice mix of smooth berms, rollers, and a little bit of tech rocks. All of which are short. High fives to the people that made this trail. Five stars all the way.
  • + 1
Wyoexplorer (Jun 10, 2018 at 21:05)
Trail Highlands
Flowy trail with cool views, nice banked turns, numerous kickers and a few nice jumps.
  • + 0
Wyoexplorer (Apr 14, 2018 at 16:45)
Trail The C Trail
I like this trail but as noted above it was chattery and had lots of loose rock. I also encountered 4 groups of people hiking up the trail. I had fun for sure but was wary of my speed due to the above factors.
  • + 0
olebuddy (Apr 3, 2018 at 17:57)
Trail Lava Flow
  • - 1
tysonclay (Dec 2, 2017 at 22:22)
Trail The C Trail
A guy at the bike shop said the trail was all clear. The trail is NOT all clear! Lots of snow for the first half increase difficulty. Probably just skip it until spring.
  • + 2
Notverygneiss (May 31, 2017 at 4:24)
Trail Lava Flow
Well done cedar city, nicely built new trail that's right off the freeway making it an ideal place to pull off and stretch your legs
  • + 0
Justinross (May 28, 2017 at 9:38)
Trail The C Trail
Definitely a decent but a very rocky one. A good way to beat up your bike (and you). Its too rocky and has too many turns to just fly down.
  • + 1
SladeTheBlade (Oct 15, 2016 at 17:16)
Trail Lava Flow
This trail is in Cedar City Utah
  • + 5
dvbwn (May 18, 2016 at 21:03)
Trail Lava Flow
What an amazing trail. I rode it today and wished I had more time to lap it repeatedly. It is the perfect mix of rock and groomed flow. This is a must ride trail in Utah as far as I'm concerned.

Trails in Route

The C Trail2 miles
Highlands1 mile
Green Hollow2 miles
Lava Flow2 miles


More Stats for C-Trail to Southview Shuttle mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,198 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,032 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,230 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,033 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5,049 ft
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,982 ft
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Lava Flow
Nov 26, 2022 @ 11:23am
Nov 26, 2022
Many patches of snow on the trail, very muddy, but still rideable and fun.
Green Hollow
Nov 2, 2022 @ 7:30am
Nov 2, 2022
Little snow patch
May 30, 2022 @ 10:35am
May 30, 2022
The C Trail
Dec 6, 2021 @ 12:13pm
Dec 6, 2021
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