Monk's Trail is one of the most fun and rewarding sections you'll encounter at the end of the Palisades Canyon Loop
. It's mostly downhill and you'll be challenged by rough and loose sections along with some solid rock sections where you'll be dodging two-foot tall boulders at times. A high suspension travel, all mountain rig is better for the downhill sections of this trail. Cross-country bikes will take a serious beating unless you take it slow.
Near the end, you'll encounter some fun, technical switchbacks and a few jumps with very narrow landings that require great precision. Luckily, you can ride over these and treat them more like a pump track section. After the jump section, put your bike in a high gear and pedal like mad to make it up the steep ramp to the Palisades Canyon Access Road
that most riders start their Palisades adventure on.