5 miles
1,145 ft
-464 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Rattler Trail
  • BLM
    Land Manager
  • Arizona Conservation Corps
    since 2015


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

  • Katz Tsubai

    since 2016
  • Michael Hunter
    since 2016

Rattler Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Monolith Gardens
    Kingman, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    818 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Apr 20, 2018
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to rattler-trail trailhead (35.206382, -114.089171)
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Rattler Trail Trail Reports

Apr 20, 2018 @ 1:45pm
Apr 20, 2018
Some sections have obviously been cut in recently and are very good. Keep going with the rest!
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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Jul 24, 2018 @ 3:58pm
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Rattler Trail, Colorado Springs
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Rattler Trail, Colorado Springs
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Jul 24, 2018 @ 3:58pm
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Rattler Trail, Colorado Springs
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Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:08am
Dec 17, 2016
Rattler Trail, Kingman

Routes with this trail

Beal Banger
22 miles

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag dedmann (Jun 26, 2016 at 21:45)
 I'm already confused.
  • + 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.
  • + 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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