2.1 miles
Distance
-268 ft
Descent
00:12:07
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Bearclaw Poppy (Downhill) Trail
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    BLM
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
  • Riding Area
    Green Valley
    St. George, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (8 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #193 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #5209 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

Fast, smooth descent on hard-pack clay that’s a blast for all ages and ability levels. This is one of the most popular beginner trails in North America. The “main” trail is delineated by a series of wooden fences and trail markers installed to define the intended path of travel and protect Dwarf Bearclaw Poppy habitat.

The Bearclaw Poppy Trail resides in the BLM’s Red Bluff Area of Critical Environmental Concern, one of the most fragile ecosystems in the southwestern United States. It’s managed largely for the protection of the Dwarf Bearclaw Poppy. The only place on earth this plant grows is in gypsiferous clay soils in Washington County, Utah. Do your part to protect its habitat by obeying posted signage and traveling only on established trails.

Access to Bearclaw Poppy is a privilege, not a right. There’s potential for permanent closure of this trail due to the proliferation of new user-created routes, off-trail travel, and poor etiquette by the cycling community in general. Do your part to set a good example and help spread the word to riders that don’t understand the implications of poor trail etiquette.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Bearclaw Poppy (Downhill) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -269 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,590 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,861 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,858 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,589 ft
  • Grade
    -2.4%
  • Grade max
    -16.8%
  • Grade min
    3.8%
  • Distance climb
    144 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,631 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:56
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on May 25, 2024
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Avg: 4.2 (81 votes)
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      Bearclaw Poppy... Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 76 rides
      • 18.7 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,989 rides
      • 27.4 km avg distance
      All
      • 16,923 rides
      • Last: May 28, 2024

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      Sep 18, 2019 @ 3:03pm
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      May 8, 2017 @ 12:14pm
      May 8, 2017
      623 |
      Mar 3, 2017 @ 10:33pm
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