The Navajo Lake Big Loop incorporates some dirt road, part of the Navajo Lake Loop and the Virgin River Rim Trail to create an almost 17 mile loop with just under 1500 feet of elevation gain.
The trail isn't terribly technical but the climbs can feel really steep due to the high elevation. That elevation also means this is a great trail to ride in the summer.
From St. George, head north on I-15.
Take Exit 57 for Main Street in Cedar City.
Turn right on Center Street/SR 14.
Turn right on Navajo Lake Road (there is a sign).
Turn left on Cascade Falls/North Fork Road.
Turn right toward Cascade Falls.
Park at the Cascade Falls Trailhead.
Riding the trail...
To begin the loop, head back the way you came on the drit road make your way to Navajo Lake Road. Then follow the road to the Navajo Lake Loop (which is signed). Follow the lake loop around to the trailhead and then continue on the dirt road to the Virgin River Rim Trail. Follow the VRRT up and over the rim toward Cascade Falls.
Step by Step
1.65 miles stay left on dirt road.
3.4 miles go right onto Navajo Lake Loop.
7.35 miles stay right on double track.
7.85 miles go left.
9.9 miles go straight past Lodge Trail on your left.
13.5 miles continue straight past Spruce Trail on your left.