||St. George Bike Park
The St. George Bike Park is located along Sand Hollow Wash on the
western side of St. George. The park includes around 60 acres, with three
separate riding zones as of October 2018. Beginners can enjoy the paved
bike paths, while the stunt areas start at intermediate and work up to
Drone view of the pump track area in the south zone.
Photos and review by Bruce on October 15,
|There are a couple of paved loops you can ride. One circles
the southwest riding area, and the other circles just south of the
northwest stunt area. A paved path crosses Sand Hollow Wash to reach the
eastern riding area.
The paved Sand Hollow Wash trail itself is about one mile long, running
north-south parallel to the wash. At this time it doesn't connect to other
paved paths, but the Lava Flow trail is 1/4 mile west near the
intersection of Sunset and Lava Flow, and the Halfway Wash paved trail
crosses under Sunset about 1/2 mile east. (Halfway Wash connects to the
paved Snow Canyon loop trail.)
Crossing Sand Hollow Wash eastbound on paved trail.
||My quick summary of the three riding zones would be:
East (by Tuweap Drive parking) - Mountain bike skills with
bermed turns, rollers, some boardwalk stunts and drops that can be done by
good intermediate riders.
South (along Lava Flow Drive) - Extensive pump track on the end
closest to parking, 3 parallel jump lines bigger left to right, and a nice
intermediate ride around the outside of it all.
North (out of sight past the pavilion) - Big air and wall hits.
There's a loop around the outside that can be managed by
upper-intermediates, but the inside lines require advanced aerial skill.
Putting finishing touches on the drinking fountain at
the bathroom facility.
|And for those of us who are either nervous, or just getting
started: Each of the three riding zones has an outside riding line
that circles around the stunt area. This loop is significantly less hairy
than what's inside. And that's where you should start. For experts, it
lets you scope out the options. And for intermediates, it may be all
you're good enough to do.
South (Lava Flow Drive) Zone
||The south riding zone will be immediately obvious as you
drive up Lava Flow Drive. From the parking area, it's immediately to your
right, accessed off the paved bike path.
The northern half (closest to parking) is the pump track area. An
experienced intermediate can navigate the pump track safely.
View of the entry into the huge pump track area.
|The southern half of this zone is a jump line. The jumps
here are more difficult than anything in the east zone, but much easier
than the big stuff in the north zone. After four jumps, the outer track
takes you clockwise back to the launching pad at the far southern end.
Looking south at the downhill (landing) side of the
||The jump line has three lines. The required skill gets
greater from left to right.
Side view of the jump ramps, taken from the trail
that circles the south zone.
|The entire south zone is circled by an intermediate-level
trail. It has challenges including rockpiles and wood features. Expect
twisters, up-and-overs, and rollers.
There are several entry points to this trail from the paved trail along
Lava Flow Drive, as well as the main entry at the parking strip.
Riding south on the trail circling the south zone.
||The east zone is reached via paved trail. From the Lava Flow
trailhead, descend on the paved trail heading directly east toward the
wash. After climbing up the other side, there's an entry point just before
you reach parking. But I strongly suggest you continue into the parking
lot, turn right, and enter the trail at the south end of the parking
strip. This will start you in the right direction.
Looking southeast toward Black Hill as the drone
flies over the east zone.
|The trail flows clockwise from the top. This is probably the
easiest of the three areas for a mountain biker to enjoy. There will be
some optional -- and non-threatening -- wooden features between the fun
This turn and rollover are suitable for
early-intermediates and youngsters.