4.9 miles
Distance
1,145 ft
Climb
-464 ft
Descent
00:53:10
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Rattler Trail

  • BLM
    Land Manager
  • Arizona Conservation Corps
    since 2015
    Builder

  • EDWIN MANN

    since 2015
    Builder
  • Joey Pfyffey
    since 2015
    Builder
  • Allen Kuns
    since 2015
    Builder

  • Katz Tsubai

    since 2016
    Builder
  • Michael Hunter
    since 2016
    Builder

Rattler Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #4436
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager

This trail is a well laid-out five miles of benchcut singletrack. It was built in conjunction with several professional trail crews and local volunteer talent. It connects to Beale Loop andCastle Rock Trail.

On the trail, you'll find a mixed variety of climbs and flow. There are numerous switchbacks, rock pinches, "g"-outs/ins, and exposed areas.

It can be ridden in either direction: up or down. Riders will gain/lose 1200' +/- of elevation. Throughout the trail are several saddles and gorgeous vistas.

Take your time and bring plenty of water, regardless of which season it is. This trail takes an hour or better to climb and about half that to descend. You may encounter cows around the trail; a polite "excuse me" or bell ring gets them to move if they're in the way.

*Upon leaving Beale Loop, the trail tightens quite a bit. It grazes the hillside where you cross and uses a very small piece of aborted doubletrack. Off to the right will be a sweeping turn up into tight singletrack again. This is where the going gets good. Enjoy.

Access Info

Easiest assess and best way to ride is from Beale Loop. Park at Beale Loop parking lot and make a left and head towards highway 93, southwest.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rattler Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    681 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,615 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,296 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,615 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,296 ft
  • Grade
    2.611%
  • Grade max
    -30.367%
  • Grade min
    37.448%
  • Distance climb
    3.3 miles
  • Distance down
    1.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    818 ft
  • Avg time
    00:53:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:29
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Status:
on Apr 30, 2017
Dry
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Rattler Trail Trail Reports

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Apr 30, 2017 @ 4:04pm
Apr 30, 2017
In great shape
Apr 18, 2017 @ 5:38pm
Apr 18, 2017
Trail is kinny this tome of year with the spring bloom
Apr 18, 2017 @ 5:38pm
Apr 18, 2017
The spring flowers have made the trail skinny and scen Some rocks in trail from the cows moving to water
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Photos

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Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:08am
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Rattler Trail, Kingman
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Sep 23, 2016 @ 7:48am
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Rattler Trail, Kingman
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Sep 23, 2016 @ 7:47am
Sep 23, 2016
Rattler Trail, Kingman

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag dedmann (Jun 26, 2016 at 21:45)
 I'm already confused.
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  • + 3
flag azandy (Oct 8, 2016 at 16:14)
 I rode this trail last Wed. 10-5-2016.
If you drive past this trail to ride some ware else you loose! This is as pristine as it gets. The Colorado Area Trail Alliance deserves huge Kudos for the work they have done on this trail. I climbed the Beale Loop to the top of Rattler the view was amazing. Then started down Rattler. Single track the way it should be, fast and flowy, technical,some exposure and incredible vistas! I forgot my pump and had to pull into the local bike shop to borrow one. They were very helpful and know the area well. I rode here a long time ago Beale was the only loop...I will not ever drive past without riding again.
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  • + 2
flag KatzT (Dec 19, 2016 at 8:14)
 Thanks! We worked our butts off earlier this year to complete the trail. Glad you enjoyed it.
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