14.1 miles
1,168 ft
-1,163 ft
656 ft
High Point

This is how I prefer to ride Bluffview and Zombie, starting from the Bluffview trail-head.

Detailed Description
Bluffview and Zombie the right way is a 14 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Wildwood Missouri. This mountain bike primary route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 1,168 ft with a max elevation of 656 ft then descends -1,163 ft.
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4 Reviews & Comments

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justweiss (4 hours ago)
Trail Zombie East
Zombie is not a flow trail. It is a typical "Ozark" XC trail with some rocks and tight switchbacks. I would not call it "extremely rocky". However, a few spots are challenging (FUN!) even for experienced riders. This loop does require climbing. "Extra Credit" is rocky but I'd call it a Blue as well since it is short and flat. I was not expecting to find single track of this caliber in St. Louis. Many thanks to the Gateway Off-Road Cyclists for maintaining this super fun and scenic trail system. I will be back the next time I find myself in the STL metro area!
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Davidlawson4477 (Sep 27, 2022 at 15:31)
Trail Zombie East
Came here from YouTube hearing it was one of the best trails in Missouri, left disappointed as the trail is mainly climbing, tight and extremely rocky. Some speed but you're working pretty hard for it.
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Jeremy-hopke (Jul 11, 2020 at 10:50)
Trail Zombie East
First ride ever really and zombie is not for new ppl imo. Track goes both ways. Which doesn’t make sense considering how tiny the trail is and almost every turn is up a hill with 1700 rocks in the way. Yeah I’m new but my lord.
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Lild731 (Jan 28, 2018 at 9:23)
Trail Zombie East
One of the best trails in stl metro area i have rode. Good job for everybody involved in creating zombie east and west


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More Stats for Bluffview and Zombie the right way mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    433 ft
  • Altitude start
    648 ft
  • Altitude end
    653 ft
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  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Zombie West Cave
Zombie West Cave
5 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 21, 2022
Zombie West was a treat to ride. Its really well built single track. It has long sections of winding cross country trails. Nice corners to climb...
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Oct 21, 2022

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Zombie West
Sep 3, 2022 @ 10:56am
Sep 3, 2022
Pretty slick today. Any flat rock was slick as ice. The Dirt was ok buy by the end of the ride tires were caked.
Rock Hollow Connector
Sep 3, 2022 @ 10:56am
Sep 3, 2022
Slick rocks and damp trail. Still rideable.
Zombie East
Sep 1, 2022 @ 1:29pm
Sep 1, 2022
Zombie West Connector
Jul 12, 2022 @ 12:25pm
Jul 12, 2022
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