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Toe Trail

The Toe Trail consists of 1.2 miles of flat wide trail on top of a flood-control dike, plus two separate short singletrack trails on the eastern end that connect it to the Tuacahn Parkway paved trail. This trail will be of little interest to out-of-towners. The Toe trail is used extensively by locals for morning exercise. The wide flat portion is suitable for very young children, which may be of interest to some. 

Looking to the west on the broad cindered portion of the trail. Photos and ride review by Bruce on October 4, 2021.

The Toe trailhead is at the northern end of 200 East in Ivins. There's room for around 10 cars total, and most mornings the trailhead will fill up. If there's no room here, you can try the Red Mountain trailhead at the northern end of 100 East. It's smaller but often empty.

You can also reach the two eastern singletrack connectors from the paved Tuacahn parkway trail -- but there is NO roadside parking along Tuacahn Blvd.

At the Toe trailhead, looking north to Red Mountain.

From the main trailhead, there's a short climb of around 100 feet up to the flood-control dike. It's easy to ride, but given the type of rider who takes their bike here, every rider I saw walked their bike both uphill and back down.

Looking up the connector from the trailhead parking to the top of the dike, where the main trail awaits.

From the Toe trailhead, the cindered path extends both east and west. To the west, there will be 700 feet of dike trail, then 60 feet of singletrack connector, then another flat cindered dike trail for 300 yards from the 100 East Red Mountain trailhead to 100 West. Here the trail disappears in a construction zone.

(Some riders have picked their way through the mess at the western end to the next flood-control dike. This extends the ride by around 1/3 mile. But it appears that the official maintained trail ends here at 100 West.)

View to the west near the far western end of the dike trail.

Near the 100 East trailhead, you'll notice the Red Mountain Trail heading up the slope to the north across the catch basin. The wilderness area starts just uphill. The Red Mountain singletrack trail is closed to bikes.

This short bit of dirt trail connects two flat wide dike trails at the Red Mountain trailhead.

To the east, the Toe trail is straight and flat cindered dike-top trail for 0.8 miles from the main trailhead. You may notice a second path in the bottom of the flood basin. Many hikers can be seen strolling here, so I presume it's OK to ride down there. But do NOT follow any other singletrack trails in this area.

Heading east.

Enjoy the views of the red cliffs. It's why the locals hike and ride here. Even on a weekday morning, there will be quite a few hikers and bike riders on the trail.

A small valley north of the trail leads to these sandstone cliffs.

At the eastern end end of the dike trail, a broad singletrack continues east between a couple of log fences. Then it splits into an eastbound (upper) singletrack and a southbound (lower) singletrack. Both of these routes go to the paved trail along Tuacahn Blvd.

Seen from the junction of the two singletrack routes, this broad path connects up to the cindered trail on top of the dike.

The upper singletrack extends 0.2 miles to a step-over gate at the paved trail. It's fairly flat, but with multiple little erosion washes crossing the trail. Kids with training wheels should not venture onto the singletrack. The trail is OK for older children and beginning adults.

Looking west on the upper singletrack.

The southern (lower) singletrack is 0.4 miles long and has about 80 vertical feet of climbing when riding from the paved trail up to the log fence at the flat cindered trail. This route has some loose riding in the bottom of a wash, and there are multiple erosion channels in the trail. I'd rate this trail for strong experienced beginners or intermediates.

Heading north toward the cliffs on the southern (lower) singletrack.

Both the upper and lower trails are easy to spot as you're pedaling the paved path alongside Tuacahn Blvd.

Entry from the paved trail to the lower singletrack portion of the Toe trail.

The paved Tuacahn trail currently ends at the Tuacahn property border, 0.5 miles north of the upper singletrack entry to the Toe trail. Southbound the paved trail extends to the bottom of the Snow Canyon road. At the roundabout on Center Street, it joins the Snow Canyon paved parkway trail (and the Ivins city paved trail).

Looking up the canyon on the paved Tuacahn trail.

Getting there:

Main (200 East) trailhead: At the roundabout where Center Street meets Red Mountain Blvd (200 East) in Ivins, head north toward the mountain on 200 East. Continue 1/2 mile to the gravel parking area at the end of the road.
Red Mountain (100 East) trailhead: Go west from the roundabout on Center Street for one block then turn right to go northbound on 100 east. The small parking area is at the end of the road.
Tuacahn paved trail: There's no public parking along Tuacahn Blvd. You'll need to pedal your way here from elsewhere. St George has many paved trails that connect to the Snow Canyon Parkway trail. At Center Street, the Tuacahn trail is across Snow Canyon Drive from the Snow Canyon trail.

No water or bathrooms at the trailheads.
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