Hurricane Hills Trailhead: From Interstate 15 Exit 16, head east on State Route 9 to Hurricane City for 9.5 miles. Turn right on Main Street. Take the first left onto State Route 59 and at 0.75 miles turn left into the trailhead. (To reach Canal Trail, hike 1.8 miles on the Rim Trail before turning left onto the Canal Trail.)
Virgin Dam Trailhead:From Interstate 15 Exit 16, head east on State Route 9 to Hurricane City for 9.5 miles. Turn right on Main Street. Take the first left onto State Route 59 and at 3.1 miles turn left on the gravel road (marked by a very large gravel turnout on the shoulder of SR 59). Travel 1.9 miles and turn left. At 0.2 miles turn right. Continue for another 1.3 miles the trailhead.
CAMPING, WILDLIFE VIEWING
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.