6.0 miles
Distance
1,921 ft
Climb
-1,933 ft
Descent
1,518 ft
High Point

Rigs and Zen is a super hard trail. Please DO NOT ride this trail if you are going to skid down it... this trail is generally only ridden by very experienced riders who know how to get down it without skidding.

This is a fantastic ride for expert level riders.

Park near the firehall on Tantalus Rd and head into Coho Park and start a fun but fairly technical climb. You will make your way up to Alice Lake Park (you can go for a quick dip here if you feel like cooling down). From here you begin a brutally steep climb up a service road to the best trail of this ride.... Rigs and Zen. Make sure you soak in the view from the top located just behind the radio tower and looking to the West.

"Rigs" is one of the very best technical trails in Squamish. Expect super hard terrain and be prepared to walk a few sections even if you are an incredibly talented rider. Once you figure the lines out on this gem you start feeling the true flow that can be attained in a classic Squamish trail. Ride out on Crouching Squirrel Hidden Monkey and Kiki and finally down Brackentrail. Spin down Tantalus road back to your car.

**A harder option is to ride down Dirty Jane instead of Crouching Squirrel.

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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Rigs in Zen - Expert Loop - 1.5 - 2.5+ hours - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -12 ft
  • Altitude min
    67 ft
  • Altitude start
    79 ft
  • Altitude end
    67 ft
  • Grade
    -0.039%
  • Grade max
    -55.451%
  • Grade min
    50.883%
  • Distance climb
    3.4 miles
  • Distance down
    2.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,133 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Coho Park Trail
Nov 16, 2016 @ 8:33pm
Nov 16, 2016
Park is closed thanks to an angry Mother black bear with two cubs attacking a hiker at the park entry a week or so ago. Bear is still active in the area, having stand-offs with local dogs at the park entry this week.
Crouching Squirrel Hidden Monkey
Nov 16, 2016 @ 11:58am
Nov 16, 2016
Crazy wet fun. Lots of slippy roots
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Sep 17, 2016 @ 7:08am
Sep 17, 2016
All clear. Nice ride
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Aug 13, 2016 @ 4:07pm
Aug 13, 2016
Several blown-out sections with loose powdery dust.
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Aug 12, 2016 @ 12:01am
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