Zen Trail

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  4.4 from 25 votes
black  Difficult from 17 votes
Rank: #1 in the Southwestern Utah area
#9 in UT, #53 Overall
Views: 11,299. Last 30 days: 210
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May 19 Green - Dry, Terrible signage
Featured Ride in the area near Saint George,
“All around great desert singletrack providing amazing flow, technical sections, slickrock, and views”
Richie Trent on May 14, 2013
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5.79.1 milesKilometers 973’297 m Ascent 3,410’1,039 m High 6% Avg Grade (4°)
95% Singletrack -974’-297 m Descent 2,722’830 m Low 21% Max Grade (12°)
2:02 average time for 6.9 miles. Details

This trail provides all aspects of mountain biking. Amazing flow, techy sections, slickrock, drops, you-name-it!
Head up W Canyon View Dr. on the west side of St. George until it ends and becomes BLM land. You'll drop down from the mesa into the desert where you'll see trails going off in every direction.

As you look West from this point, there is a large gap in the land that rises before you. If you stay to the left side of this gap and follow the fire road up, staying along the north side of the ridge, the fire road eventually turns into trail in about 1/4-mile.

At this point you simply follow the Zen trail to the top, where you'll crest the mesa and get stunning views of the desert landscape. From this point, following the Zen trail in the counter-clockwise direction, it is mostly downhill with a few short sections of climbing. There is one spot where the trail splits and you want to stay LEFT. If you want to go right it will take you down to a fire road where you can head north back to where the loop starts.
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4.3 (15)
Purpose built mountain bike singletrack with great views.
near Santa Clara, UT
4.0 (8)
A fun loop on trails built just for mountain bikes.
near Santa Clara, UT

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PHOTOS of Zen Trail
  5.0 from 7 votes
Here's a video that will help you find the right Zen state. (Santa Clara, UT)
  4.7 from 7 votes
View at top of Zen (Santa Clara, UT)
  4.3 from 3 votes
Railing up the Zen Trail with a nice little view behind... (Santa Clara, UT)
  4.3 from 3 votes
The Zen Trail in Santa Clara, UT is a must-ride. Great downhills and fun... (Santa Clara, UT)
  4.3 from 3 votes
The Zen Trail in Santa Clara, UT... a must ride! (Santa Clara, UT)
  4.0 from 3 votes
One of several "cooling" spots for a hot days ride on Zen (Santa Clara, UT)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Outstanding ride up the Zen trail (Santa Clara, UT)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Hmmmm... to roll or to huck? One of several great small drops (Saint George, UT)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Awesome views from the ZEN Trail. (Santa Clara, UT)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Teena climbing to the top. (Santa Clara, UT)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Views from the top of Zen before the technical descent. (Santa Clara, UT)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Top of Zen Trail (Santa Clara, UT)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Tight section on the way up. (Santa Clara, UT)