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Level: Advanced
Length: 3.2 mi (5.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Lariat
Elevation: +168/88 ft
Total: 30 riders
 

Mountain Biking Suicidal Tendencies

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#106 of 691 mountain bike trails in Utah
#5,038 in the world

Suicidal Tendencies is more advanced both technically and physically. It drops sharply about 500 feet off the mesa and makes the climb up onto the next mesa. Once you get to the loop portion, go left and you've got another 300 vertical feet of gradual climbing with a slightly steeper return to the intersection and then the plummet into the valley. Of course, you still have to make the more challenging climb back up to Sidewinder at this point to complete the route back to the start.

First added by John Fisch on Mar 29, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From St. George, follow Sunset Blvd west. Drive through Santa Clara. After passing through Santa Clara, look left for a bridge crossing the river just before the Jacob Hamblin Home. Cross the river and follow the road around a hard right. Shortly thereafter, turn left and follow the road up past a water tank to the parking area on the right.
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  • wchadwick
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    great ride, single track, tech, great views of St. George, Santa Clara. Fun to ride adding loop with Barrel Roll trail and downhill on way back to parking

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  • John Fisch
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    This is an excellent addition to the Santa Clara Preserve. Precipice and Sidewinder are suitable for intermediates and make a great way to extend mileage to a Barrel Roll ride which starts from the same trailhead. Suicidal Tendencies should be reserved for more advanced and adventurous riders. The climb is gradual throughout and goes by faster than you'd expect, but there are plenty of technical moves and some serious exposure. From the very top of Suicidal Tendencies, there are fantastic 360 degree views of the surrounding valleys, mesas and mountain ranges.

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