Zen Trail

HARD 28 reviews

Zen Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near St George, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
980 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

blowdown

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

More popular for mountain bikers to do the loop. Initial assent to the wall offers great views. I recommend hiking in and back (about half the total distance). Would rate hike as moderate - not hard.

1 month ago

Great run from the edge of town. You’re on classic desert single track within minutes. Nice climb to a killer view.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Rocky and challenging ! Gorgeous views and rock caves!

hiking
6 months ago

Immaculate views on the bluffs!

mountain biking
11 months ago

Went mid April. All the cacti were in bloom! The rock formations were amazing, the higher up you got. Loved biking. A bit over my skill level, had to hike up a good portion, but perfect for my avid mountain biking husband. Not to crowded at all!

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Great hike! Great 360 views!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It was a little bit tricky staying on the trail, other than that it was an amazing hike.

mountain biking
Friday, June 10, 2016

Lots of technical uphill and downhill. Had to walk in a few spots. Awesome view at top. Map got a little off in a spot but it helped in others when we took We took turn.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

One of the best "advanced" trails in the area for mountain biking! Great ascent up the left side of the Green Valley "Gap", with great views right from the start. 3/4 of the way up the climb, the trail jogs through a fun and less technical rock section before your last small climb to the crest. The top rewards you with amazing views to the south. Below is a very fun and flowing beginner trail called Bear Claw Poppy. There are usually individuals riding it on mountain bikes as it is one of the busiest trails in Southern Utah. Zen trail shines on the descents, with fast, vertical, often rocked-out ledges, steep slick rock, and boulders of all sizes. The bottom section is fun as it travels slick-rock style riding across the large boulders at the bottom but be careful to pay attention as the trail is very easy to lose. I am a local to the area and Zen trail is one of my favorite trails in the Southern Utah area!

Monday, April 04, 2016

Good for running. I recommend counter clockwise route after a little warmup. The trail looks very boring from the parking area but gets nice and technical wrapping around boulders near the top. After an amazing view there's a long fast descent back to the road. There's also a really cool trail in the valley used for biking. It would be great for a long flowing easy run.

mountain biking
Monday, April 04, 2016

It will make your legs burn. Love that feeling.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Nice hike with very little shade throughout the hike. I did the hike on Memorial Day early am where it was cool and actually lightly rained which was nice. Trail is a little hard to find, a couple mountain bikers led the way to the trailhead. Reached the top and the views are incredible! Best part of the hike is through the boulders and that is about 2/3 of the way to the top. Not many people on the hike, surprising on a busy weekend. Take note of the trail you take on the hike up, I got lost on the descent for a few minutes because I didn't pay attention to stay on the trail. Overall, a good hike, I would recommend this hike on a cool day. There are a few different trails that all converge at the boulders. According to the friendly bikers, the entire loop is about 7 miles, the up and back is 5 miles.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

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