21.7 miles
Distance
2,782 ft
Climb
-2,790 ft
Descent
4,544 ft
High Point

First, start by Climbing the north side of Beale Loop and get ready to hate life because this is a rocky mess of a trail with short steep burst with loose rock. I learned a few new ways to describe this terrain with a extensive use of words that start with F. Then hit Castle Rock Trail which gives you a break from obnoxious rocks and continuos climbing. A nice bit of up then down but still mad from the initial climb and you might be hoping you die rather than finish this loop because you keep climbing. At the end of the end of the trail, turn around, and head down Badger Trail and get ready to shred Wait nope you got one more hill you have to climb before anything pays off. Finally, you get to downhill stop put your shocks in pleasure mode and get ready to shred enjoy whipping down the side of the mountain that just keeps going. I was honestly, impressed how long I got to go downhill coming from Breckenridge last week. It definitely could use some jumps and banked corners.

Did you enjoy the downhill? Because now you are going to keep climbing until you reach the top of Sidewinder Trail which you expect to be nice and groomed like the pictures show. Nope, this is a washed out mess of a trail that will make you hate gravity. But you are nearly there head up to the main junction and head north on Rattler Trail if you want an extra climb and loop around Castle Rock Trail one more time to enjoy a long downhill on Rattler Trail. Rattler Trail is a fun mess of rocks that you can't get going that fast on due to their positioning. But enjoy it for what it is and ride it all the way back to the parking lot. Don't forget to give Beale Loop the finger in your passing.

Detailed Description
Beal Banger is a 22 mile popular intermediate route located near Kingman Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 2,782 ft with a max elevation of 4,544 ft then descends -2,790 ft.
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat, Uni
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Beal Banger mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 23 min
  • Altitude min
    3,461 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,625 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,619 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -40.4%
  • Grade min
    47.9%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,528 ft
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Chollo gap
Chollo gap
trail: Rattler
125 | comments: 4 | favs:
Feb 22, 2021
Optional stepdown gap over a cholla cactus. 12 feet to the back side, with room to go deeper. Rider: Edwin the owner of LBS, The SpokesMann
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trail: Rattler
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Nov 30, 2020
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Camp Beale Loop
Oct 24, 2023 @ 10:54am
Oct 24, 2023
Top of Divider trail intersectingv with West Loop trail
Castle Rock
Apr 13, 2023 @ 10:02am
Apr 13, 2023
Badger
Apr 13, 2023 @ 3:02am
Apr 13, 2023
Rattler
Jan 19, 2023 @ 10:20am
Jan 19, 2023
Sidewinder
Nov 2, 2021 @ 7:54pm
Nov 2, 2021
2 rock projects have been completed on this trail. Catclaw needs trimmed. Trail crew will be on the project finishing another couple rock projects and widening turns in late November 2021.
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  • By camelkicker & contributors
  • #8391 - 1,024 views