This partially shaded, looping trail system connects the Santa Clara River Trail with Tonaquint Park, Tonaquint Cemetery, the Tonaquint Nature Center, and the Washington County Water Conservancy District’s demonstration garden. Portions of the trail are shaded. Views include the Santa Clara River, Tonaquint Pond, and the Southgate golf course. The trail is accessible from any parking area in Tonaquint Park.
The 11 acre park is named in honor of the Mathis Family who donated farm land to the City of St. George. Although the fishing pond and park property were lost in the 2005 flood the park was re-built in 2008 with a number of added features and upgrades. The park amenities include a covered pavilion with picnic tables and barbecues, restroom facilities, loop walking trail, three separate grass areas, and a shaded children’s playground. Future improvements include another covered pavilion, additional playground equipment, and a splash pad. 120 trees from our tree farm have recently been planted in the grass areas and along the trail.
The “Hell Hole Trail” is one of our favorite hikes as it ties into two other great trails along the Virgin River. Located where Exit 13 (Washington Parkway) ‘T’s into Telegraph, is an open dirt lot. The trail head is right there. A short dirt trail gives way to a paved trail in about 20 yards with a steep grade. This trail is a gateway to other connected trails. Opening up to the Virgin River trail and the Cottonwood Trail. There are cool rock out cropping, a wooden bridge, weeping rocks and lots of birds. This is a steep trail. I suggest walking the bikes down then ride the bikes on more level ground. Walking or ridding this trail will get your heart rate up. http://cloud.washingtoncity.org/recreation/trails
Hurricane Cliffs Trail System Unlike the other trail systems in St. George Field Office area, the Hurricane Cliffs Trail System wasn’t developed because of its awesome slick rock or incredible views, and it isn’t inside a protected area such as a Reserve or Area of Critical Environmental Concern. This trail system developed because it’s an area that is just plain fun to mountain bike. While not the legendary riding of the Gooseberry Mesa National Recreation Trail (under whose shadow this trail system sits), the Hurricane Cliffs Trail System has its own rewards. From smooth, rolling terrain to rough, rocky slabs, there are over 36 miles of great riding single-track in the system. Be sure to check each trail you plan to visit as there are user group restrictions. For example, the Canal Trail is only open to hikers, and equestrians are restricted to existing roads and the Chinatown Wash Trail. Source:
Man O’ War, Confluence, or Riverside Trailheads. This paved trail covers about 8.2 miles along the north bank of the Virgin River while providing scenic views of the river and its surrounding flora and fauna. It can be accessed by the Man of War, Confluence, and Riverside trailheads and is handicap accessible. Getting there: Bloomington. Take the Bluff Street I-15 exit in St. George and turn west. Immediately turn south (right) and drive on Tonaquint Drive until it forks onto Bloomington Drive after the hill. Spot the parking area on your left just before the river bridge. (Or, take the Bloomington exit and drive west through town. As you cross the Virgin River, you’ll see a parking area on your right.) St. George. Take the Dixie Drive I-15 exit and turn east. Immediately to the east of I-15, pull into the parking area south of the Dixie Center. The trail is on the south side of the road. Cross the bridge to find the southbound Virgin River trail. (Westbound under the freeway is the Santa Clara River trail.) Under the freeway then north takes you to the city center. Eastbound (along the road you took as you exited the freeweay) is the eastbound Virgin River trail. ADA Accessible -Paved – City Park -Parking -Shaded -Information Kiosk -Trailhead – Water -Restroom -Picnic Area –
St James Trail – Distance 0.7 Miles Covering about .75 miles, this paved trail connects the end of St. James Lane and Larkspur Park at Ft. Pierce North. A highlight of this trail is a pedestrian bridge that spans the Ft. Pearce Wash, and it also showcases Southern Utah flora and fauna. It is handicap accessible and provides access to Larkspur Park. Trail Amenities ADA Accessible – Paved – City Park – Parking – Shaded – Information Kiosk – View – Trailhead – Dirt – Water – Restroom – Picnic Area –
The Virgin River Trails is three amazing trails combined – Man O’ War, Confluence, or Riverside Trailheads. This paved trail covers about 8.2 miles along the north bank of the Virgin River while providing scenic views of the river and its surrounding flora and fauna. It can be accessed by the Man of War, Confluence, and Riverside trailheads and is handicap accessible. Trail Amenities ADA Accessible – Paved – City Park – Parking – Shaded – Information Kiosk – View – Trailhead – Dirt – Water – Restroom – Picnic Area –
Red Cliffs Desert Reserve | (435) 634-5759
Beautiful and family friendly hike! Shade along the way and if the weather permits there will be water in the canyon floor as well. There are plenty of rocks for the kids to climb on and a waterfall at the end of the hike. Hike the popular Red Reef trail along Quail Creek into the Cottonwood Canyon wilderness area or hike/ride along 14 different trails in the Recreation Area below the spectacular red cliffs for which the area is named. Red rock canyons, dinosaur tracks, Anasazi pit houses, and historic homesteads are all accessible from this trail head. Water, Waterfall, picnic areas, and restrooms are available in the campground as are 11 camp sites for overnight visitors (separate fee). Day use patrons may also choose to park their vehicles at the more expansive White Reef trailhead located just west of the I-15 underpasses to access many of the trails served by both trail heads. Source:http://www.redcliffsdesertreserve.com/red-cliffs-trailhead
White Rock Trail Head | 435-628-2255
White Rocks Trail in Snow Canyon| There is a beautiful white sandstone amphitheater comprising the last section of the half-mile long stretch of trail that offer some spectacular views of the surrounding area, and provide hours of climbing fun! It’s length makes it a great experience for children! If you’re more adventurous, follow the longer section of Whiterocks trail to where it joins the Lava Flow Trail. (Note: there is a $6 per vehicle per day fee to enter Snow Canyon State Park. Even if you access this trail without entering Snow Canyon State Park, this fee still applies.) Source: http://www.trails360.com/hikes/view/whiterocks_trail_snow_canyon_state_park
Santa Clara River – Distance 1.1 Miles Trail Amenities ADA Accessible – Paved – City Park – Parking – Shaded – Information Kiosk – View – Trailhead – Dirt – Water – Restroom – Picnic Area –