5.6 miles
994 ft
-974 ft
Avg time

The Monkey Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Skinny
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Opened in April 2010, the Monkey Trail is an optional extension to Follow the Dog. Again it’s a red graded trail, but this time it’s a far more technically challenging and demanding trail. It includes bigger climbs, more technical descents and optional black graded lines. The trail is intended for experienced and technically competent riders.

The Monkey has wide fast flowing single track, as well as some very tight hand-built sections which are a lot of fun to ride. TTFs include rock gardens, step ups, step downs, jumps, drops, and more. The black graded lines include large and unavoidable rocks and rock gardens, as well as other obstacles. The Monkey includes over 1200 feet of climbing (which includes Follow the Dog), however it feels like a lot more compared to Follow the Dog – many of the climbs on The Monkey are a lot steeper than on Follow the Dog, and there’s definitely more than just one!

source: Chase Trails
Access Info

The Monkey is accessible from Follow the Dog - it starts half way around Follow the Dog as an optional extra trail. Alternatively, it's accessible from the A460/Marquis Drive.

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More Stats for The Monkey Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    20 ft
  • Altitude min
    453 ft
  • Altitude max
    746 ft
  • Altitude start
    453 ft
  • Altitude end
    473 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.8 miles
  • Distance down
    2.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.7 miles
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Avg: 4.2 (11 votes)

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