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
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
You can also reach the two eastern singletrack connectors from the
paved Tuacahn parkway trail -- but there is NO roadside parking along
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
||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.
||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
|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
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
||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.
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
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
No water or bathrooms at the trailheads.
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