2,907 ft
Distance
-646 ft
Descent
00:05:15
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Monkey Spanker Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Westridge-Canyonback
    Santa Monica, California
  • AKA
    Samurai
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (6 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8889 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking

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Monkey Spanker is a highly rated 2,907 ft popular double black diamond singletrack trail located near Santa Monica California. This mountain bike only trail can be used downhill only and has a hard overall physical rating. On average it takes 5 minutes to complete this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Monkey Spanker mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -647 ft
  • Altitude min
    774 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,420 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,420 ft
  • Altitude end
    774 ft
  • Grade
    -22.3%
  • Grade max
    -62.8%
  • Grade min
    1.3%
  • Distance down
    2,769 ft
  • Distance flat
    52 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:24
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Status:
on May 15, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 4.6 (12 votes)
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  • Icy
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  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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      Monkey Spanker Trail Reports

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      May 15, 2022 @ 8:30am
      May 15, 2022
      Loose
      Mar 29, 2022 @ 9:04am
      Mar 29, 2022
      some new ruts from last nights rain. + a few low hanging, spiky branches.
      Mar 6, 2022 @ 7:25am
      Mar 6, 2022
      Fast, loose and fun
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 1:09pm
      Jan 4, 2022
      It's running really well. Thanks for the work. The very last drop at the bottom had some large rocks placed loosely to assist in rolling it. They...
      Dec 10, 2021 @ 1:01pm
      Dec 10, 2021
      Thanks for the work on 12/9/21 Running great.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 165 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,059 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      SM Enduro with Panic21 miles
      Santa Monica Enduro Loop13 miles

      12 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      jlhenterprises (Oct 7, 2015 at 10:20)
       Isn't this on called Monkey Spanker?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      seanharanmtb (Aug 29, 2018 at 21:00)
       Very cool trail. Rip it!!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      boogergreenglen (Jul 28, 2019 at 11:59)
       Great fun technical trail with steep switchbacks and loose rocky sections. Thank you to the trail builders for this treat!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      radhenry (Nov 5, 2019 at 17:45)
       Raw DH classic SM mountains line
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Naschcs (Aug 3, 2020 at 13:57)
       This shit is so loose right now it’s almost unrideable. Rode it yesterday and was pissed for wasting my time even trying. I am an advanced rider but this just sucked. Trail is in need of massive maintenance and water. So loose and dusty it’s unbelievable. Hit something else instead until its redone
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      dj4clones (Jan 14, 2021 at 23:21)
       Loose shale and tree ruts. Not rideable
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      HeavyFlow (May 12, 2021 at 18:28)
       People that say it is not rideable because it is loose and rutted don’t get it. This is a steep loose rutted trail and that makes it fun and a challenge. Just because you can’t ride it does not make it unridable. It was loose and rutted today and I loved every scary minute of it.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      sircrashalot29 (Oct 17, 2021 at 9:32)
       This trail is rideable if you know how to ride steep, loose, and fast. If not, you’re probably gonna be walking and commenting that it’s unrideable.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Danbrady3 (Oct 25, 2021 at 23:27)
       Rode it last night by headlamp. Fun trail and completely rideable. Must rip. If you slow down to think, you’ll be walking.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      thechrisfr (Nov 29, 2021 at 17:48)
       Well deserved double black rating. Very challenging because of steepness and looseness. Must do it several times to get comfortable on this trail.
      Unfortunately the ride back through Sullivan is long and boring, so it’s hard to get multiple laps on this one.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Cameronrowe998 (Jan 22, 2022 at 14:25)
       You need to ride this trail, it’s the best it’s ever been, Bermy, some steeps, and a ton of fast fun sections.They fixed all the bad ruts, including the 2 “chutes” on the trail. MUST RIDE!!!!!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Cmguidroz (Mar 29, 2022 at 23:44)
       Attempted it for the first time today and sadly I wasn’t able to make it down with out walking some sections. It may have had to do with the rains of late but man some sections were insanely steep and rutted. Not sure if I can make it down this one yet but for those who do. You’re a beast
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