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Green Valley Loop

Average Rating:    (4.63 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 27

One short climb (half a mile?) and the rest is downhill. Very first downhill section is a sprawling motocross-style playground taken over by us bikers, you will love it! Play around on the hills to your heart's content and improve your descent tactics while you're at it. From there the trail follows a dry creek bed for a bit, then turns into miles of incredibly fun white rock singletrack. This is desert country, watch out for yourself and your tubes! The trail branches off in every which way, giving you miles of heaven, take advantage of it! Dips, climbs, overhangs, whoop-de-doos, you'll have to ride it to believe it. A trail even for those who haven't ridden a lot, but depending where you go, it could require expert riding. Force yourself to ride down the hills instead of walking your bike and you'll see how good your bike can let you be! CAUTION: Your cheeks will be very sore after your ride, due to the constant smiling!
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Latitude
37.09845527726728
Longitude
-113.6202621459961
Trail Directions
The trail starts near a health spa/resort out in Green Valley. Go to the Red Rock Bike Shop in St. George and they will hook you up with a trail book. Trail starts at the end of Canyon View Drive in Green Valley and ends at Ute Drive in Bloomington. My recommendation is to park a shuttle vehicle here because the pavement miles back to where you started from can be a real bitch after a couple of hours on demanding singletrack. Or you could just call 628-1360 and we'll take you up.
Trail Length
3-4 miles with shuttle
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
St. George/Green Valley
   


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Review Date
October 19, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: boisebomber ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
ditto to adamwillis, this is the most fun 5 miles i know. plenty of hills, swopes, whoops, tight turns, challenging drops. as you coast down from green valley to Bear Claw Poppy trails there is only 2 hill drops that you should probably dismount to descend. otherwise you can always find a reasonable line. even 3 fingers of death has a 'easy' descent.

and on the return there is nothing too steep that you can't find a line to acend without dismount, excepet for those same 2 drops.

i think this is one of the funnest intermediate trails in the west. for advanced riders oppty's for air and great challenges at hi speed.



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Review Date
August 18, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: AdamWillis8 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Now known as Bear Claw Poppy.

Loads of Fun! Anyone can have a great time of these trails from my beginner wife to someone more advanced. There's an easy way down and some also very technical drop-off's that can be a riot. The 3 fingers spooked me a bit, but you can re-ride them all day long and not hit the same drop-off's once. The wash after the 3 fingers isn't my favorite but the trail of rollers after that is awesome and well worth the wait!

Recommended Route:
Drive your trucks up to the water tower just west of Green Valley/Sports Village. Unload on the ridge and it's almost all down hill from there. There is a incline for a quarter of a mile on a dirt road then you hit "The 3 Fingers of Death". It's tons of routes down washer that can be played on for awhile. Next head down a short wash (which sucks for those out of shape) then THE FUN BEGINS! After you get out of the wash it is a bunch of great whoops and rollers with a few technical drops offs to practice on. It's mostly down hill from there and just a good time. We parked another car at the opposite at the far end of the trail on Navajo Road in Bloomington, loaded the bikes up and did it again.



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Review Date
April 17, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.25 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: DoorsFreak ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The Bear Claw Poppy part of the loop SUCKS! I live about 3 miles away from the bloomington trail head (Bear Claw Poppy). This is the part that all the local people that live by the loop do. Beware! Beginners galore. Families galore--including kids under 8. Bmx riders galore. People who live in Bloomington use this thing like its a freakin paved bike path. The trail is so overpopulated its a pain in the butt to ride. Besides the trail isnt fun anyways anymore. It used to be fun when it was an actual single track and it wasnt well-known and was actually smooth. Its as hard as pavement now and way bumpy. Whenever i ride the loop i avoid the Bear Claw Poppy part all together. It used to be fun forever ago, but now it has gone to crap!

Recommended Route:
Park by the road off of Navajo and head up the dirt road. Follow the road for a while and look out on your right, there will be a trail-head called the "Micro Loop". This route goes up a sweet wash and lets you avoid the crappy Bear Claw trail and leads you straight up to the acid drops. There is another alternate trail that is way fun which i take every time i go, but its not well-known, and i want to keep it that way, not only for the trails sake, but also for the sake of "real" riders that know the area.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Many.



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Review Date
May 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Lots of concerned riders , from Southern Utah

Summary:
This is just a warning for all those who have not visited the "loop" which is now called the Bear Claw Poppy trail lately. One of the bike patrol members has taken it upon himself to tighten the single track. This is a good thing because I remember riding the loop when the single track was alot tighter...but then again the trail was made by motorcycles so the area has been scarred pretty badly. Close some of the uneeded sections and keep it tight we are all for this...but,this certain patroler spends each Saturday putting rocks in strategic places so that if you do go off the trail you are sure to break something. If a person has crashed off the trail once, this guy will put 30 flat rocks dug into the ground and standing up to comemerate the fall. Who is really scarring the trail? This patroler appears to want everyone to ride as slow as he does, even though many of us have riden the trail for longer and know it so well that we may ride a little faster than others. We want everyone to know that this trail is not what it once was as in these reviews. Ride it and judge for yourself...this is only our opinion. The fireroad climb has been replaced by a "highway" and now little gravestones litter the sides of the trail.



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Review Date
July 23, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Spence , from American Fork

Summary:
Great fun. The climb is really short, a little disapointing, but the descent is a roller coaster(literally). I giggled like a little girl the whole way down. I rode it last when I was ten( Im only 14)
so I don't remember every detail, but I wasn't a very good rider than and I still didn't have troubles. So I'd recommend it to anyone thats been a dirt head at least one riding season.

Recommended Route:
No recomendations really. I always do the shuttle ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gooseberry Mesa.



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