Karate Monkey has a similar feel to Ninja Cougar
, but there are more straightaways and fewer tight turns on the hard-packed singletrack. This is a trail that gets harder the further in you get and there's also a feeling of exposure at times as it travels near the edge and along a narrow bridge.
Near the bottom, Karate Monkey a makes a sharp turn down a rocky chute that just brushes against a bridge on Upper A-Line
. The chute is the hardest part of the trail, and while it can be slippery when wet, it rolls well if you get a good entrance into it. The rest of the trail throws in a little more tech and hard-pack as it parallels the stream.
Located in the Fitzsimmons Zone, Karate Monkey starts below Ninja Cougar
and ends at the trail hub near Samurai Pizza Cat
, World Cup Singletrack
, and Lower A-Line