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C-Trail

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 4.2 (12) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great, fast, downhill ride with many challenging switchbacks and unexpected rock gardens.


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.0

KM

95%

Singletrack

8,235' 2,510 m

High

6,057' 1,846 m

Low

13' 4 m

Up

2,191' 668 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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Overview

A classic fast and tight singletrack descent that can be part of a pedal or shuttled. Enjoy the ride, a number of trickier spots, and the views on this great trail!

Description

Over four miles of singletrack starts from the "C" parking lot located above the whitewashed C rocks on Cedar Mountain. The trail begins on the west side of the parking lot and quickly drops into a grove of aspens that supply a cool sensation, but also can make it hard to read the singletrack ahead.

Several switchbacks crop up at the start and keep showing up unexpectedly all the way to the bottom. There's plenty of opportunity to catch the scenery on some of the more relaxed sections of the trail, so keep an eye out for the great view of Cedar City!

There are two pedaling sections; one is a very steep, challenging climb that culminates with two tight switchbacks topped off with a tricky rock to maneuver up before reaching the top. Shortly after that, riders will be greeted with the opportunity to hang a left onto Highlands Trail, which would take you to the Greens Lake Trail for another very fun ride.

Continuing down the C-Trail shortly reaches a longer, much easier, pedaling section that's followed with more downhill fun! The trail continues down through more switchbacks and straightaways. At the bottom, the grade fades away at a doubletrack section that leads to the lower parking area.

Contacts

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Cedar City

Shared By:

Josh Brown

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 12 votes

#1

in Iron Hills

#1557

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#1

in Iron Hills

#64

in Utah

#1,557

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Photos

C-Trail downhill.
Jul 15, 2019 near Cedar City, UT
The C Trail overlooks Cedar City as it makes its way downhill.
Mar 25, 2017 near Cedar City, UT
It's smooth sailing heading south on the C Trail.
Mar 25, 2017 near Cedar City, UT
Every so often, look back up the C Trail to see just how far you've come!
Mar 25, 2017 near Cedar City, UT
Little Rock jump during the descent of the C-Trail
Aug 5, 2018 near Cedar City, UT
Two riders coming off of the 'C Trail' onto the north end of the 'Highlands Trail' for its grand opening July 8, 2017.
Jul 9, 2017 near Cedar City, UT

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Apr 19, 2020
Joshua Kortekaas
Jul 21, 2019
James Vest
First downhill ever for me....I loved it. I'm addicted. 4.2mi — 0h 34m
Jul 5, 2019
Hector Ortiz
4.4mi — 25h 00m
May 5, 2018
Tyson Clay
Great ride on my new bike!! 4.4mi
Dec 2, 2017
Tyson Clay
Today we were told that the c trail is all clear. There was 3 inches of snow for most of it!! Made for a fun ride and increased the difficulty further 2.2mi