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Bearclaw Poppy and Snake Pit Trail

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Bloomington Park

Bearclaw Poppy and Snake Pit Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saint George, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 10.3 mi Elevation gain 669 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Views

Wild flowers

Scramble

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Bearclaw-Poppy is a single-track that can be ridden in either direction, but the trail is at its best when starting from the Gap Trailhead. This puts the rider in a downhill mode, taking full advantage of the rolling terrain. The trail can be ridden as an out and back or use the city streets to make a loop. We give this trail an Easy rating, but riders must exercise caution because of the occasional steep hill. Known as Acid Drops, Clavicle Hill, and the 3 Fingers of Death these hills should be given respect. Throughout the entire trail, easier routes are marked so bikers can ride around the more challenging sections.

St. George Field Office 345 East Riverside Drive St. George, Utah 84790 (435) 688-3200 (435) 688-3252 fax utsgmail@blm.gov Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bloomington Trailhead From Interstate 15 take Exit 6 into St. George. Turn north on Bluff Street. Turn left on Black Ridge Drive. Turn right on Hilton Drive. Turn left on Tonaquint Drive just on the other side of the river bridge. Turn right on Bloomington Drive. Turn right on Navajo Drive and to continue until it turns to a gravel road. Just past the cattleguard, park in the open area on the right. Gap Trailhead From Interstate 15 take Exit 6 into St. George. Turn north on Bluff Street. Turn left on Black Ridge Drive. Turn right on Hilton Drive and continue as it turns into Dixie Drive. Turn left on Canyon View Drive (just before the Green Valley Market) and continue until it turns into a gravel road. Turn right and head north .15 miles. Turn left to drop down off the mesa. Continue .3 miles to where the road crosses a wash. Continue uphill for .6 miles to the parking area on the right.

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Aj Arp
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Mountain biking

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Aj Arp
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Andrew Oliverson
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Mountain biking

Good ride in and out. Included Stucki Springs for longer climb on the way out. Did some backtracking on the way back because I missed the direct trail back. Good ride.

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Ben Towers
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Mountain bikingNo shadeRocky

I rode this traii as part of a longer ride today. The breeze was blowing and it was sunny about 85°F. I loved it! It’s been a long time since I went on a MTB trail and so I was still a bit hesitant on some parts. However, easier paths are usually clearly marked on the “Downhill” section and so I made it through with a smile on my face! Happy trails, folks.

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Matt Brinton
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Mountain biking

From the zen trail connector it’s an intermediate trail. (Don’t being beginner wife) Lots of fun on the flowy stuff.

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James Porter
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Mountain bikingNo shade

10 stars! I absolutely love this trail! Do the entire loop, not just the uphill/downhill portion.

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Lythie Samifua
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HikingNo shade

I went hiking there nice trail and it’s pretty cool to run down the tracks when on your way back. You just have to learn to share the trail with the bikers there are a lot there !!! Oh you can take your dogs on the trail too pretty cool

Wesley Bruce
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HikingNo shade

Fun trail. Even when the parking lot looks busy with mountain bikers it’s pretty quiet once you’re on the trail. Around 5.2 miles pay attention to signs since it’s easy to follow the wrong path.

Matt LeFevre
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Mountain biking

One of my absolute favorites! The up hill is long and gradual, with not too much sand, and down downhill through bear claw poppy is dramatic and exciting!

Jon Campbell
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fun ride with my son!

Elliot Miville-Deschênes
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much fun. we did it twice! Must-do for beginners or people who want a relaxed but fun ride.

Taylor Dilley
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Keston Davenport
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it fun

Mike Mortensen
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Mountain biking

Definitely a local favorite for a reason. Enjoyed the climb and down hill sections. Three fingers aren’t as scary as reviewed. Greatly enjoyed will be back soon.

Russell Watts
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Good variety !!

Lori Aquilina
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Walking

Pretty easy walking hike that’s great for just about every activity, dog friendly hike that has really cool huge boulders & some have been carved by the wind.

Scott Vanderpoel
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Hiking

Would be great MTB

Marty Moore
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Mountain biking

Great ride to introduce my 8yr old to desert mountain biking. Very gradual climb all the way to the top with a few steep sections but manageable for him. Down hill was great with harder lines for the more experienced and easier lines for the for those him. Great time. Will hit it again.

Michelle Hardebeck
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One of my favorite trails. If you are new to mountain biking take a deep breath. There are some intense spots but so worth it!

Dan Fisher
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Mountain biking

Great mountain biking trail. Not sure why this is listed at the "Green Valley Loop Trail" as its actual name is the "Bear Claw Poppy Trail." This has been maintained very well and is a great loop. My wife who is very new to mountain biking found the trail somewhat difficult in sections but for the avid mountain biker, this is a classic St. George trail that everyone should ride at least once.

Cameron White
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great ride.

Andy Erickson
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Mountain biking

Great trail. Got a bit lost. Trail marker is misleading at top. Says to go left when you need to go right. Map app got us back on track. Uphill was good steady not too steep. Downhill very fast in some areas.

Matt Gottfredson
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Mountain biking

I am on the local mountain bike team flying monkeys and this is my favorite trail EVER! We usually go up stucki springs and come back. The first two miles are called roller coaster and it is just rolling hills! Lots of jumps and lots of fun times. Although I have crashed a lot so don't go too fast that you can't control your speed.

Chris McKee
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Fun trail! A lot of options

Thom Pruitt
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Mountain biking

A great trail to spend an afternoon. Took my wife for her first taste of mountain biking, as well as her first ride on her new bike. Both of us kept it on two wheels, not bad for a couple of 40 something's! Planning on brining out 10 year down for his first trail experience this weekend. Good trail for anyone at any level.

Mike Aguiar
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Mountain biking

Nothing like this in California. (Where in from) so the trail head is actually at the end of Navajo Rd. Free parking drive into the dirt road entrance is on right. Your Welcome. Also stick to the left for Easy ride. Stick to the right for Difficult aka FUN PART. It is a loop trail in that it loops at the top, but you come back the same way to came. When you head back down. Easy/ super fast right side. Left side: Little tuff if your on the wrong gear DHers warning not 100% DH some great DH parts. Perfect for a great trail bike. Very technical but still fast LOTS OF BMX STYLE JUMPS on the bottom. But yes it's a Roller Coaster of fun LOTS of choices. GREAT RIDE. Will be coming back next time in in Utah.

Aleks Laturner
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Hiking

I have ridden this loop countless times and it remains a favorite of mine. Coming down from the semi-technical Fingers of Death to the not-to-rough Clavicle Hill, to the fun roller coaster at the bottom, this trail just flows well. It's great for all skill levels!

R H.
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Mountain biking

I agree with all the other reviews. This is a great trail with something for everyone. There are a few technical spots that are really fun but anyone that doesn't feel comfortable can easily walk their bike around there areas. The last part of the ride is my favorite, its a roller coaters of single track that with small jumps but can be handled by anyone. Highly Recommend this ride.

Chandler Harr
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Mountain biking

I live very very close to the bottom of the trail and ride all year. great trail for everyone.

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