Here’s how to access the trails: You’ll find the turn off to the Gooseberry trails off of highway 59, about 15 minutes from Hurricane, Utah. You can’t miss the large sign saying “Gooseberry Mesa.” From there, follow the signs until you reach the White trail. The road is bumpy, but most cars shouldn’t have a problem unless it’s muddy. Get to know the Goose!
A MUST do if you love to bike! One of Utah’s famous biking trails, Gooseberry Mesa is nature’s bike park – not for the faint of heart! A tabletop mesa just west of Zion National Park, you’ll ride over slickrock on a winding single track and take-in views that will take your breath away. You’ll meet people from around the world, and you can customize the trail to your heart’s content, thanks to the many different ways to ride the Gooseberry network of trails. One of the best things about this trail is that it’s marked throughout with white paint dots on the slickrock and on signs at the the junctions.
One common loop is moderately technical and starts on the South Rim, turns onto Hidden Canyon, and ends on the Practice Trail.
A bit of fun history, you’ll be riding on white and red bands of the Moenkopi Formation from the Triassic Era. For a more recent history, the trail was created by the Harris brothers over 20 years ago and huge efforts of been put in to maintain it. Just recently (in 2006), the trail was granted National Recreation Trail status.
Bonus: camping is permitted, but know that there is no water here, so come prepared with your own.