4.9 miles
Distance
677 ft
Climb
-975 ft
Descent
01:03:10
Avg time
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Zen Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    St. George
    , Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #266 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2864 in Trail Running
    • #4471 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

The Zen Trail is easily the best trail in Green Valley. The trail starts with a short grind up an old ATV track to give you some altitude, and then you quickly start climbing up a combination of sandstone, packed dirt and smooth black rock sections. The trail drops you down stone steps and provides a few different riding options at various places. Once you reach the top edge of Bloomington Hill, the trail continues to thrill and challenge while providing an astounding view of Barlet Wash and another local favorite the Bearclaw Poppi Trail.

There are other great places to ride in Saint George, but the Zen trail is fun, challenging, with really unique rock ledges, drops and transitions. Being close to town makes it an easy choice when in town to ride. Typically great riding conditions all year round, make this the go to trail during the winter as well.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Zen mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -298 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,717 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,412 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,026 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,726 ft
  • Grade
    -1.1%
  • Grade max
    -29.7%
  • Grade min
    50.9%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,585 ft
  • Avg time
    01:03:10
  • Avg reverse time
    01:14:48
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Status:
on Jan 30, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.35 (118 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Zen Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 36 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 854 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 9,124 rides
      • Last: Feb 26, 2024

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      Feb 19, 2024 @ 9:48am
      Feb 19, 2024
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      Feb 26, 2018 @ 7:54am
      Feb 26, 2018
      1,008 |
      Nov 4, 2017 @ 4:34pm
      Nov 4, 2017
      1,274 |
      Jan 27, 2015 @ 5:50pm
      Jan 27, 2015

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