5.0 miles
Distance
1,229 ft
Climb
-934 ft
Descent
00:00:40
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Zen Trail

  • BLM
    Maintainer

Zen Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #3012

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
    295 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,713 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,413 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,729 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,024 ft
  • Grade
    1.114%
  • Grade max
    -52.119%
  • Grade min
    148.317%
  • Distance climb
    2.5 miles
  • Distance down
    2.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,609 ft
  • Avg time
    00:00:40
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Status:
on Jan 6, 2017
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Avg: 4.45 (26 votes)

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Zen Trail Reports

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Jan 6, 2017 @ 6:29pm
Jan 6, 2017
Some mud in the usual spots, made worse by people trying to ride around it, but overall in good shape
Dec 29, 2016 @ 8:53pm
Dec 29, 2016
Nov 26, 2016 @ 12:36pm
Nov 26, 2016
I rode this for the first time today. I had to refer to the app numerous times because the trail is so poorly marked. I rode this clock-wise...
Aug 16, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Aug 16, 2016
The trail itself is in good condition, but route finding becomes more difficult each time I ride it, which is the opposite of what I'd expect. I...
Jun 10, 2016 @ 5:31pm
Jun 10, 2016
All good with no trail issues at this time.
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Dec 29, 2016 @ 8:55pm
Dec 29, 2016
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Nov 26, 2016 @ 12:38pm
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Zen, My City
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Nov 26, 2016 @ 12:38pm
Nov 26, 2016
Zen, My City
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Nov 26, 2016 @ 12:38pm
Nov 26, 2016
Zen, My City

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