5 miles
Distance
870 ft
Climb
-1,168 ft
Descent
01:01:37
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Zen Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Zen Details

  • Riding Area
    St. George
    St. George, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #374 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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
More Stats for Zen 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
    01:01:37
  • Avg reverse time
    01:34:31
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Status:
on Nov 23, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (41 votes)

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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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Nov 23, 2018 @ 6:35am
Nov 23, 2018
Great conditions after the little bit of rain on Thanksgiving. It had dried out but not too dry.
Oct 29, 2018 @ 12:36pm
Oct 29, 2018
Oct 19, 2018 @ 6:59am
Oct 19, 2018
Sep 10, 2018 @ 4:49pm
Sep 10, 2018
Very chunky and dry
May 28, 2018 @ 4:29pm
May 28, 2018
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Oct 29, 2018 @ 6:42pm
Oct 29, 2018
Zen, My City
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Feb 26, 2018 @ 7:54am
Feb 26, 2018
Zen, St. George
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Nov 4, 2017 @ 4:34pm
Nov 4, 2017
Zen, My City
312 |
Jan 27, 2015 @ 5:50pm
Jan 27, 2015
Zen, Lehi

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13 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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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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  • + 0
flag gavondo (Mar 5, 2018 at 11:37)
 So consistently fun. There are some pretty challenging, short, punchy climbs that keep things interesting on the way up. Heading down, fast and a little chunky-so much fun.
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  • + 0
flag Sloth69 (Apr 6, 2018 at 20:31)
 Really fun trail. Lots of fun rock sections. Always something to keep you engaged. Loads of fun.
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flag Bigfoot61 (Apr 12, 2018 at 19:23)
 I tried to find the trail with much anticipation of a great ride unfortunately along with 6 other out of town riders we could not put the trail together. We found bits and pieces of it but it never became the trail we had anticipated. I went to a bike shop to get some direction and he basically told me ride it with a local it changes all the time. Wow ok so this iconic Utah trail is for locals ok no big deal there’s lots of other well marked trails but got to admit it was disappointing.
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  • + 1
flag Bigfoot61 (May 13, 2018 at 20:04)
 Ok so the next day I tried again and got on it in a counter clock wise direction and it all came together, great trail, challenging with fantastic views.
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  • + 1
flag todd Mod Plus (May 14, 2018 at 6:28)
 If you mouse over the direction, it says that 89% ride it counter-clockwise. Maybe should be directional, but a few people like to ride it the other way.
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  • + 0
flag Flanman5 (May 21, 2018 at 19:36)
 It’s alright. Not worth the hype. The down is fun and scenic by the up is so so
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flag wildrover (Sep 25, 2018 at 11:17)
 Is it true Zen is closing ?
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  • + 1
flag timmyfitz1 (Oct 30, 2018 at 17:47)
 We had an absolute blast. Counter clockwise loop with tons of scenery, challenging bit of up, and a rippin downhill. Had a rental bike with tubes and pinch flatted both tires at different times, pump up the pressure if you got tubes (damn I hate those things now...tubeless is soooo much better in every respect)
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