5 miles
Distance
870 ft
Climb
-1,168 ft
Descent
01:01:27
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Zen Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Maintainer

Zen Details

  • Riding area
    St. George
    St. George, Utah
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #398

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
More Stats for Zen mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -298 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,707 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,381 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,020 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,722 ft
  • Grade
    -1.126%
  • Grade max
    -34.473%
  • Grade min
    24.488%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,561 ft
  • Avg time
    01:01:27
  • Avg reverse time
    01:34:31
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Status:
on Jan 21, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (33 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to zen-9166 trailhead (37.083940, -113.641940)
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Zen Trail Reports

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Jan 14, 2018 @ 11:21am
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Nov 4, 2017 @ 4:34pm
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Zen, My City
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Jan 27, 2015 @ 5:50pm
Jan 27, 2015
Zen, Lehi

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5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag brianszimmer (Nov 11, 2017 at 17:22)
 Zen counterclockwise was great
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  • + 1
flag dirtjr (Dec 23, 2017 at 16:23)
 Also did Zen counterclockwise. Fun trail. Drops and challenges all over. Had a blast
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  • + 0
flag slakka (Dec 31, 2017 at 19:10)
 Would ride this counter clockwise. Take zen out up.
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  • + 0
flag slakka (Dec 31, 2017 at 19:11)
 Would ride this counter clockwise. Take zen out up.
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  • + 0
flag Wyoexplorer (Jan 21, 2018 at 21:34)
 Fun trail. I was unable to ride the entire thing without a few hike a bike sections. I feel like either direction there will be some of these sections. Really fun and technical. Great views! Neat section where it feels like you are riding through a cave.
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