298 ft
Distance
27 ft
Climb
-2 ft
Descent
00:49:57
Avg time

Lung Buster Details

  • Riding area
    Cannock Chase
    Rugeley
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1658
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lung Buster mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    26 ft
  • Altitude min
    445 ft
  • Altitude max
    471 ft
  • Altitude start
    445 ft
  • Altitude end
    471 ft
  • Grade
    8.567%
  • Grade max
    -0.643%
  • Grade min
    12.68%
  • Distance climb
    272 ft
  • Distance down
    25 ft
  • Avg time
    00:49:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:55
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Status:
on Aug 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (12 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Lung Buster Trail Reports

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Follow the Dog & The Monkey Trail (Full Loop) featured
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Cannock Chase
3:38 | 266 | May 6, 2015 , Rugeley
Adam Halling rides the Monkey Trail at Cannock...
2:52 | 605 | May 31, 2014 , Rugeley
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