How to access the Cub Scout trail: Take the Hurricane exit 9 Eastbound off of I-15 for about 2.5 miles until you reach the Quail Creek. Turn left at the light onto State Road 318 for another .4 miles until you see the chain link fence at the water treatment facility. Turn eastward following the fence and look for signs for the Scout camp. As you reach the fence corner, turn left (North) and at the next corner, turn east near the dam. Follow the road to the parking lot.
Get your power moves ready, the Scout Trails will challenge your body and mind as you roll over bumpy rocks and maneuver technical twists and climbs coming out of tight switchbacks. Not really a lot of flow, this is more of a “slow-tech” ride. Take these on only if you’re at an upper intermediate or expert biking level!
The Cub Scout loop is the first trail of the series (the closest one to the parking lot), or the first of four loops or “teeth” and it happens to be the second hardest “tooth” of lot. For a quick 3 mile ride, you can do Cub Scout alone, or you can combine it in any number of ways with the rest of Scout trails. On the Cub Scout “tooth,” you’ll notice a ridge section, a wash section, and a lower anticline section, and you can ride it in either direction. When riding the loop counterclockwise, if you want to avoid walking through the wash, there is a new single track as of 2017 that forks left uphill immediately before the wash and then rejoins the wash halfway uphill.
Why the Scout names? In January, 2015, four loops, or fingers, of a trail system on the east escarpment of the Virgin River Anticline (southeast of Quail Reservoir) were officially modified from hiking trails to biking trails thanks to a scout project and have since become “The Scout Trails.”