The City's trail system is composed of both paved and natural surface trails, accommodating a wide range of users. While these trails currently exist for our recreational pleasure, the future system will also provide alternative transportation opportunities. Major population centers throughout the City will be linked by the trail system. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and skaters can all be safely accommodated when simple trail etiquette guidelines are followed. The purpose of this User's Guide is to familiarize trail users with the commonly accepted ways to use trails designed for multiple trail users. As the number of trail users and ...
...ion provides long-range planning and implementation of new parks, regional trails, other open-space recreational facilities, and major upgrades to existing parks and trails. Park Planning updates the City's Parks and Trails Master Plan and prepares long-term capital budgets.
The rapid growth in this community has fueled a tremendous demand for neighborhood and regional parks, trails and the landscaping of facilities and rights-of-way. The City Council has mandated that a neighborhood park be located within a half mile of every resident. The Park Planning division was created in 2004, and is currently staffed by 3 landscape architects and support staff. Since 2004, this division designed and built multiple parks, trails and sports complexes.
...yball court, restrooms, and the Tonaquint Nature Center, with loop walking trails that connect to the Santa Clara River Trail. Adjacent to the p...
...P efforts and works tirelessly to make sure that your public places-parks, trails, schools, shopping centers etc. remain free from crime and disorder....
...d turning. Common components may include a skills trail, pump tracks, flow trails, dirt jumps and more, built to create progressive skill development ...
...s pavilions, and a separate fire pit with an amphitheater. Numerous hiking trails provide access to a Boy Scout Cave, historical pioneer cabin locatio...
...t of the year, and extensive existing network of paved and natural surface trails have made walking and bicycling (or active transportation) popular f...
...nce. It was so fun to show them just a little bit about our parks and trails. It was also
enjoyable to see some who hadn’t ridden a bike in years come and experience it again and to have them ask for suggestions about how to create something like
what we have in their cities or towns.
While a few of our trails have been closed recently to make repairs and due to I- 15 bridge construction between exits 4 and 5, I hope during this beautiful time of
year many of us will spend time on our paved and unpaved trails.
May is Bike Month in St. George, and we plan to make a big deal of it!
- On May 8 th at 6:00 PM we’ll do another one of our “Bike with Pike” events at the Confluence Trailhead. It’ll be fun, good exercise, and we’ll have food
for the whole family as well!
- May 10 th is Bike to School Day. This year we’ll bike with Sunset Elementary School students and Principal Horrocks.
- May 12 th will be the Bike Film Festival where we’ll show bike film shorts and provide giveaways for those in attendance. Watch for details about location
and time on Facebook and at sgcity.org.
- May 15 th -19 th is Bike to Work Week. I plan to ride my bike to work every day that week and challenge others to do the same or as many days as they
Whether you can participate in any of these events or not, I hope everyone will do something to get out and enjoy our trails and the beautiful St. George spring
weather. Bring a family member or a friend and it’ll be even more fun! Have a wonderful spring!
About Mayor Pike
Jon Pike was raised in Salt Lake City and received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Utah and an MBA from Westminster College. Jon has worked in several positions with Intermountain Healthcare since 1990 – and since 1995 here in St. George.
One of the highlights of Jon’s career has been working as project manager for the planning and construction of Dixie Regional Medical Center at River Road, which opened in 2003. He currently works as the regional operations director for SelectHealth – the health insurance division of Intermountain Healthcare.
In 2007 Jon was elected to the St. George City Council and in 2013 he was elected as Mayor of St. George. He serves on the boards of Dixie State University, Dixie Applied Technology College, Washington County Water Conservancy District, St. George Area Economic Development, Utah League of Cities and Towns, and several other city and county-related boards.
Jon loves singing, playing the piano, organ, and guitar, as well as water and snow skiing, motorcycling, and walking or biking on St. George’s many trails. Jon and his wife Kristy have five children and one grandchild...
...n projects in the local area. The funds would be spent investing in roads, trails, bike paths and sidewalks and filling gaps in Suntran service.
City trails are open to a wide variety of non-motorized users including pedestrians, bicyclists, and skaters. Where trails are wide and level, conflicts with other users should be minimal. If trails are congested, narrow or steep, special care is required by all users. Conflicts can be avoided by traveling on the right side of trails. This will allow on-coming and over-taking trail users to pass conveniently and safely. Pets are allowed on the trail, but they must be leashed at all times and their waste removed. Following these general guidelines will ensure that you and other trail users will have an enjoyable experience.
No motorized traffic.
No fires, or firearms.
No alcoholic beverages.
Stay on trails; do not take short-cuts.
Littering is prohibited.
Pets must be leashed and their waste removed.
No soliciting or sales.
Speed limit is 20 m.p.h.
Obey all posted signs.
As a pedestrian, you have the right of way over bicycles, but you also have the responsibility to allow a bicyclist to pass safely. To avoid conflicts with other trail users, pedestrians should keep to the right. When you see or hear a bicyclist approaching from the front or rear, pass the word to everyone in the group so no one accidentally steps in front of a moving bicycle.
Bicyclists must yield to all other trail users. The speed limit is 20 m.p.h. on all trails unless otherwise posted. On paved multiple use trails, bicyclists must keep to the right unless passing. Caution is required whenever passing. Slow your speed to pass safely and dismount and walk your bike when necessary. The terrain, surfacing, and width of the trail will dictate your behavior. Additionally, do not ride past pedestrians unless they are aware of your presence. Let pedestrians know you are ready to pass by giving an audible warning.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association's Rules of the trail are universally accepted guidelines for bicycle etiquette. These trail rules guide cyclists in riding both safely and considerately:
Ride on open trails only.
Leave no trace.
Control your bicycle.
... to 2500 runners. In it's 36th year this spectacular race is on paved city trails that wind along the Virgin River and take you through the beautiful ...
...of the Virgin River Trail system to help residents and visitors know where trails lead and how long they can except to get to specific destinations. Mayor Pike together with members of the Southwest Utah Public Health Department who helped to fund the new signs, will give the public a preview of the signs and briefly explain the plan to use them on trails as well as along bike lanes on city streets.
This is a great opport...
... Zelda the Fortune Teller, participate in the family scavenger hunt on the trails around the nature center and make a Halloween theme craft ($1/craft)...
Put maximum fun into exhilarating single-track trails and challenging uphill climbs on a mountain bike! Our skilled bike instructors help make the challenge of mountain biking more fun than ever. Learn and practice shifting, braking, and body positioning that get you ready for roots, rocks, climbs, and descents. In the afternoon, progress your new skills on great nearby trails. No mountain biking experience necessary. 11-17. If you choose to bring your own bike it will be up to the Program leader if the bike is deemed safe to ride on the trails.Sign Up Today!Withdrawal / Transfer PolicyWithdrawal/Transfer more t...
...K runners will start at Snow Canyon High School and run on the surrounding trails that finish on the High School track. Move It! Kids events will take...
Put maximum fun into exhilarating single-track trails and challenging uphill climbs on a mountain bike! Our skilled bike instructors help make the challenge of mountain biking more fun than ever. Learn and practice shifting, braking, and body positioning that get you ready for roots, rocks, climbs, and descents. In the afternoon, progress your new skills on great nearby trails. No mountain biking experience necessary. 11-17yrs. If you choose to bring your own bike it will be up to the Program leader if the bike is deemed safe to ride on the trails.Sign Up Today!Withdrawal / Transfer PolicyWithdrawal/Transfer more t...