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Monolith Gardens

Intermediate
 4.3 (54) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A popular local ride and a hidden gem of western Arizona.


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Map Key

9.4

Miles

15.2

KM

95%

Singletrack

3,671' 1,119 m

High

3,415' 1,041 m

Low

748' 228 m

Up

747' 228 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Watch out for hikers, wildlife and livestock.

Overview

There are many different variations to riding this trail system. It also connects to Beale Loop by traveling under the highway. There are some fun flowy sections and this is considered to be our beginner trails.

It's rocky and can be challenging to beginners on the south end and especially if ridden clockwise.

Description

Monolith Gardens trail is an easy to intermediate loop system with some technical climbs and downhills. June 2011 Foothills Rim trail (a technical intermediate) was connected at 3 location to the Monolith trail adding an additional 10.35 miles to the trail system.

The most popular direction to ride the trail is counter-clockwise but is also fun and more challenging riding clockwise. The trail is fast and flowing with plenty of climbing and fast downhills, elevations are approx 3500 - 3900 ft.

Contacts

Shared By:

John Myers with improvements by Ryan Ackerman

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 54 votes

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  4.3 from 54 votes
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This loop is a must! The ridge-line trails are amazing.
Dec 15, 2014 near Kingman, AZ
Just another fantastic view from Monolith Gardens Trail
Dec 15, 2014 near Kingman, AZ
A rider enjoys the beauty of Monolith Gardens.
Jan 5, 2017 near Kingman, AZ
Mini Grand Canyon, with view of the 40 in distance.
Dec 15, 2014 near Kingman, AZ
The way the sun hits the cactus at this time of day was worthy of a shot.
Dec 15, 2014 near Kingman, AZ
One of the many Monoliths located here in this amazing park
Dec 15, 2014 near Kingman, AZ

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Apr 21, 2021
Kemper Brightman
A well built trail that would be a local classic most places. In late spring it was beautiful with cactus in bloom! 7mi — 1h 00m
Mar 21, 2021
Victor Valencia
as a beginner, trail was a bit challenging for me. Had to walk bike in a few spots. 7.3mi — 1h 23m
Feb 19, 2021
Kevin Carlson
Another great day in Monolith
Mar 28, 2020
Colin Denker
Great times 13mi
Sep 26, 2019
Jimmy G
Apr 17, 2019
Eric Horgan
Apr 16, 2019
Roger Smith
Feb 9, 2019
Tom Dirlam