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Gooseberry Mesa Trail

Location Hurricane Utah, At BLM’s Gooseberry Mesa between Hurricane and Zion National Park.
State(s) Utah
Counties Washington
Type Backcountry
Mountain Bike Trail
Length 13.50 Miles / 21.73 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No

 

 

Description

photo: Bureau of Land Management's first official mountain bike trail in Washington County, Utah
Bureau of Land Management's first official mountain bike trail in Washington County, Utah

On Saturday, October 16, 1999 BLM dedicated Gooseberry Mesa as the agency's first official mountain bike trail in Washington County. This was a partnership effort between BLM and several mountain bike groups. The Gooseberry Mesa trail is a unique technical riding trail that combines slickrock obstacles with single track trail to create a series of interconnecting loops that are bisected by a rugged jeep road. The layout allows the rider to customize the length and technical difficulty of the ride. The trail was originally designed as a clockwise loop; however, each component of the trail can be ridden in any direction. Because of the angle and slope of the mesa, riding away from the "point" is considerably less difficult than going toward it. This design format allows the rider the opportunity to combine loops, customizing a trail to suit interest or ability. Gooseberry Mesa trail, featured in numerous trade publications and sport videos, is now rated as one of the Utah States supreme riding opportunities, and may be one of the best trails in the nation with both a national and international following. The "Point" and other viewing stops offer a 360 degree view featuring such spectacular landmarks as Zion National Park, Smithsonian Butte, The Virgin Terraces, Pine Valley Mountains, Little Creek Mountain, and the St George Basin. These views are greatly enhanced during sunsets in the fall. Total milage of this trail system is 18.3 miles. However, common rides total around 13.5 (Continued...)

 

Visitor Information


Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Open 24 Hours

Directions

Not Available

 

Additional Information

Width: 24 inches.

Primary Surface: Soil

Secondary Surface: None

Average Grade: 3%

Elevation Low Point: Not Available

Elevation High Point: Not Available

Year Designated: 2006

Date Last Updated: 05/08/2013

 

Contact Information

Trail Management:
Donna Ferns Rowley
BLM - SGFO
345 East Riverside Drive
St. George , UT 84770
(435) 688-3216
downa_ferns@blm.gov
http://www.blm.gov

 

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