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Zen Trail - St. George

Zen Trail - St. George

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Distance: 5.8 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Known for mountain biking, Zen Trail offers a scenic path.  The trail is a loop around the ridge and contains many unique rock formations.  Among these rock formations are the Hippopotamus Caves.  Here a series of rocks form caves in many different shapes.  The overall path is clear and somewhat easy to follow.  There are almost no signs but a used track can almost always be seen.  The map and pictures below follow the course that follows up to the right.  It is a pretty steady incline and can get rocky which is why this hike is moderate to strenuous.  A unique view of St. George and the surrounding area is seen from throughout the hike.  Bikers are usually found along the trail and hikers are asked to be ready to share the road.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

5.8 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.090317, -113.631729

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

St George City

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

5.7 miles (14 mins driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

No Restroom Available

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

Yes, on 6 ft leash

BIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

No

HIKE TYPE

Out & Back

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE

Great Year Round

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Morning, Afternoon

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

COST

No Cost

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

No Water Sources Available

CAMP SITES

Dispersed Camping Available

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Single Track, Dirt Double Track, Slick Rock, Sandy, Rocky

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead:  Follow S 700 E and S Main St to Bluff St.  Turn left onto S Main St.  Take Dixie Dr to W Canyon View Dr.  Drive to W Canyon View Dr.  Turn left onto W Canyon View Dr.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Plants: Typical plant life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
Animals: Typical animal life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.

TRAIL REPORT

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Spencer McMullin

Spencer McMullin is originally from Connecticut but has deep ties to the Southern Utah area.  His passion for adventure and photography has lead him to HikeStGeorge.

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  1. Bob D'Aniello
    Bob D'Aniello says:

    I have hiked the ZEN. The trail is poorly marked but the views are really enjoyable and it is a great workout. I did 7.5 miles with a couple of miscues which added to the adventure.

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