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Rattler Trail

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This bench-cut, flow trail mixes technical "g"-in/out chutes with a few tight, rock pinches.


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Map Key

5.1

Miles

8.3

KM

Singletrack

4,283' 1,305 m

High

3,642' 1,110 m

Low

852' 260 m

Up

211' 64 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

No motorized vehicles.

Description

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 and Castle 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. Although relatively short, the grades are as steep as 25% and will challenge even the most fit and capable riders.

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. The trail dances around an old telegraph line in spots but don't worry about the broken glass insulators just off the trail.

Take your time and bring plenty of water, regardless of which season it is. This trail takes an hour or better to climb and more than 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.

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Shared By:

Edwin Mann

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 10 votes

#7980

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  4.0 from 10 votes
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Trail Rankings

#190

in Arizona

#7,980

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Photos

Highest point on Rattler Trail.
Sep 19, 2017 near Kingman, AZ
Big corner.
Jun 23, 2016 near Kingman, AZ
Cow laying on Coyote Pass saddle. View of Tech Ridge area of Foothills Rim & Monolith Gardens Trail across the highway.
Jun 26, 2016 near Kingman, AZ
Intersection of Rattler and Sidewinder.
Oct 24, 2016 near Kingman, AZ
Rock carousel.
Jun 23, 2016 near Kingman, AZ
Bench at overlook along Rattler Trail
Mar 15, 2020 near Kingman, AZ

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Feb 8, 2020
J S
8mi — 2h 00m
Apr 16, 2019
Roger Smith
Apr 29, 2018
Ben Norman
Rad trail!
Jan 11, 2017
Mike Gibson
Jul 24, 2016
John Myers
Made a right onto Sidewinder to make a loop back to Badger 1.7mi
Jun 15, 2016
Edwin Mann
up & down 11.5mi — 1h 34m