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A mix of challenging ascents, thrilling descents, and technical features.


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5.9

Miles

9.5

KM

95%

Singletrack

6,788' 2,069 m

High

6,007' 1,831 m

Low

798' 243 m

Up

798' 243 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps · Views

One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Overview

This route winds through some of the best trails Cedar City has to offer. It begins with a moderate ascent along well-constructed switchbacks, leading to some of the most exciting downhill trails in the area. Featuring a distinctive rock garden winding through a labyrinth of basalt formations, this trail promises an unforgettable experience for your mountain biking adventures. Additionally, you can anticipate doubles, drops, and jumps, all of which offer optional ride-arounds

Need to Know

Boulder Dash and Lava Flow are downhill trails only.

Description

Start this trail by parking at the Southview Trailhead. Hop onto the obvious paved path leading out of the parking lot for a few hundred meters before turning right onto Lichen It.

Follow Lichen It for 2.8 miles, navigating easy switchbacks and a gentle grade, until reaching the top of Lichen It where you'll encounter an intersection of four trails. Take a left onto the Green Hollow Trail. Immediately, climb through a short rock garden and into slightly steeper terrain.

Be cautious while pedaling up Green Hollow, as mountain bikers also ride down this section of trail. Follow it for 0.7 miles until reaching an obvious sign and trail marker for Boulder Dash. Turn right here and navigate an awkward traverse to the top of the trail.

Once on Boulder Dash, the excitement begins. Begin with a basalt rock garden that guides you through a tight corner and into the two gnarliest chutes of the trail. Continue along the narrow trail into another tight corner before encountering a beautifully constructed basalt staircase, leading you through a labyrinth of rock. After exiting this section, continue through a few more tight corners and drops until reaching another intersection

At this intersection, take a right onto Lava Flow. The trail starts with a well-built singletrack and eases up considerably compared to the rough terrain of Boulder Dash.

Lava Flow is a mix of flow and technical riding, featuring high-speed singletrack sections and rock-filled segments that offer more challenge. A few optional wall rides are available along the trail, as well as optional doubles and jumps.

Contacts

Local Club: Iron Trailcraft

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Cedar City

Shared By:

Marley Nelson

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Photos

Riding the rocks on Lava Flow.
Aug 29, 2020 near Cedar City, UT
One of the several rock gardens throughout Lava Flow.
Aug 29, 2020 near Cedar City, UT
Entering a rock wall ride while descending Lava Flow.
Jul 3, 2018 near Cedar City, UT
Exiting a wall ride on the way down Lava Flow.
Jul 3, 2018 near Cedar City, UT
Cactus cushion
Sep 22, 2022 near Cedar City, UT
Riding along one of the flat spots on Lichen It.
Aug 29, 2020 near Cedar City, UT

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