The Camp Beale Loop is a fun, fast, semi-strenuous singletrack mountain bike trail on the outskirts of Kingman, Arizona. The ride is well worth the time if you’re visiting, passing through, or just broken-down in K-town. The entire loop is approximately 3 miles long, and should take less than an hour to ride. The best way around the loop is to go clockwise. You’ll ride for about a quarter of a mile, and then you’ll get to a fork where a trail map is posted. This is where the trail meets up with the Monolith Garden (Cook Canyon) Trail, which continues on to the left. Stay to the right of the sign to continue on the CB-loop. The climbing now begins. You’ll climb for about a mile or more. There are some great spots to stop and enjoy the scenery while you catch you breath, and/or wait for your buddies. You’ll know you’re at the top when you get to another rest area with a posted trail map. You can continue up the big hill to the left which will eventually take you to Castle Rock. To complete the CB-loop, take the trail that forks to the right. The majority of the rest of the ride is downhill. Watch out for loose rocks and gravel. There are also a couple of sharp turns, so don’t go too fast.
From the west side of town, take Hwy 93 to Fort Beal Dr. Go right. Make a left on the road where you see a small sign that says Camp Beal Loop. The paved road will take you up to a small parking area where the trailhead is. The GPS coordinates for this turn are N 35.21245 W 114.07850.From Stockton Hill Rd. take Sycamore Ave west till it curves around to the left. Make a right on Anson Smith Rd. This turns into White Cliffs Rd, and then turns into Fort Beal Dr. You’ll see a paved road off to the right and a small sign that says Camp Beal Loop. The GPS coordinates for this turn are N 35.21245 W 114.07850.
Camp Beal Loop is a great ride. It has a fun semi-strenuous ride. The climb up is a good work out with a couple technical spots, nothing too tough. At the top you can continue up to Castle Rock, an amazing ride or come back down. The ride down is fast and fun. Stay alert because some of the turns can really catch you off guard. Fun to combine with Monolith Garden.
03/19/2008Turn here for Camp Beal trailhead
03/19/2008View of Kingman
03/19/2008Underpass to Cook Canyon Monolith Gardens
03/19/2008Climb up Camp Beal
03/19/2008About as technical as it gets
03/19/2008Camp Beal Topo Trail MapPrint Trail Map (.pdf)
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