Zen Trail

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5.7 Miles 9.1 Kilometers



973' 297 m


-974' -297 m


3,410' 1,039 m


2,722' 830 m



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

Richie Trent


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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First time out on this trail, usually spend all my time in Hurricane and Virgin but this has always been on the "to-do" list. We stayed at some condos that were 50 yards from the parking lot here so hit it as soon as we arrived. Nice fun loop with an easy climb to get your legs moving and then it gets techy up top before turning into some fun downhill. If you elect to take the left right before the end, that is 100% single track with some VERY techy features that 90% of the general public will want to walk/hike a bike. Super fun trail overall and I could see if I were a local, this would be a great lunch hour loop. Feb 7, 2015

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

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