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Zen Trail

 56 votes

5.7 Miles 9.1 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

973' 297 m

Ascent

-974' -297 m

Descent

3,410' 1,039 m

High

2,722' 830 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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All around great desert singletrack providing amazing flow, technical sections, slickrock, and views

Richie Trent

Overview

This trail provides all aspects of mountain biking. Amazing flow, techy sections, slickrock, drops, you-name-it!

Description

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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Nov 27, 2017
Brianne Bernal
Nov 25, 2017
Ellie Avant
Description says go counter-clockwise and it’s mostly downhill. That’s wrong! Clockwise is mostly downhill,take short doubletrack left after big di… 6.3mi
Nov 24, 2017
Conner Egbert
Rough ride the day after thanksgiving. 5.6mi
Nov 24, 2017
Brian Smith
Such a fun loop! St. George’s answer to Moab’s Cap’t Ahab. Only gripe is that it isn’t twice as long!! 5.6mi
Nov 24, 2017
Andy Cindrich
Harder than I tho guy it would be. Had to walk probably 20 different spots. Still way fun tho and beautiful! 5.9mi
Nov 23, 2017
Ron Shevock
Nov 4, 2017
Aaron McArthur
hard start, first half up hill, good if u like your legs burning to start, last half is downhill technical. fun...matt loved it. jadon did fine.
Oct 8, 2017
Aris Santos

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  4.3 from 56 votes

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  4.3 from 56 votes
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#11

in Utah

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If there was a level lower than beginner, I would be placed there. With that said, this trail was my first and boy was it a wicked way to break myself in. There were a few sections that I had to hike my bike but what a cruise! The views were spectacular. I found a few areas with shade because the sun was starting to go down. I started at 14:20 and finished at 16:40, I suggest not going in the dead of summer, it got up to about 113 F and made me sweat a heck of a lot. Take water and shred the gnar! Jun 29, 2015
A great ride that deserves multiple laps once you've figured out a few little spots where route finding isn't intuitive. There are a few challenging steps up and steep roll overs with some flow in between. A great combo of fast and slow, up and down. Route finding is the only drawback. Feb 7, 2016
Abe Gold
Tucson, AZ
Abe Gold   Tucson, AZ
Overall I find this trail more difficult technically than Gooseberry overall but shorter. Similar but steeper. The climb up to the ridge is tough for my old legs. Wouldn't bring a beginner here unless young and tough, it's a work out. Great views and challenge best not ridden in summer. Jul 5, 2017

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