Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:24km/15 miles MTB only – one way(Distance includes Follow the Dog) miles
Trail is currently open
Level Crossing Works
Work is currently taking place on the construction of the Moors Gorse footbridge. During the works access across the level crossing will be maintained. Completion of the Bridge is planned for June 2013.
The Monkey Trail was built and designed in partnership with Chase Trails and features technical rock gardens, boardwalks, jumps and drops. The trail finishes with the awesome ‘Lower Cliff’ descent. More physically and technically demanding than Follow the Dog, this red graded singletrack mountain bike trail contains technical trail features and several black graded options.
The Monkey Trail start is reached by riding the first half of Follow the Dog.
Are these trails for you? Read more out our trail grading system.
Are you ready for this? Mountain biking is inherently risky, so the best way to stay safe is by being realistic about your own ability and aware of what's going on around you. Read our short safety guide.
Be courteous and show respect to others. Give way to other users at junctions and on shared sections. Let slower riders know you are behind them without intimidating them. Pull over to let faster riders pass. Keep noise to a minimum and moderate your language around residential areas.
Volunteer mountain bike trail builders Chase Trails were founded by local riders in 2003 with the aim of building and maintaining high quality, sustainable mountain bike trails on Cannock Chase. Working in partnership with the Forestry Commission they have built 15 miles of trails which they are continually working to maintain and improve. Read the Story of Chase Trail on their blog
Swinnerton Cycles Bike Shop
Possibly the best bike shop in Staffordshire, offering everything from bikes and clothing to sports drinks andto trail maps, plus great advice and local forest knowledge
Swinnerton Cycles Bike Shop have a range of mountain bikes available to hire. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
9am to 5pm (except Wednesdays)
Tel: 01889 575170