Monolith Gardens

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Trail

9.4 Miles 15.2 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

748' 228 m

Ascent

-747' -228 m

Descent

3,671' 1,119 m

High

3,415' 1,041 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

All Clear

37 days agoUpdate

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

John Myers

Overview

Watch out for hikers, wildlife and livestock.
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.

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Apr 21, 2017
Jose Perez
Apr 2, 2017
Jeffrey Taylor
all clear; fun ride; unsure of mileage and duration because I started from the Best Western 10mi — 2h 00m
Mar 20, 2017
Will Pringle
Beautiful ride just off the highway but felt like you were out in the middle of nowhere as you never see the road, good for beginners/intermediates. 8.7mi — 1h 00m
Mar 7, 2017
Cris Bein
Feb 4, 2017
Matt Hage
Outer Loop of Foothill Rim and Monolith Garden 11.5mi
Jan 11, 2017
mike gibson
mellow and fun
Dec 2, 2016
Jason Schern
Beautiful Desert ride
Nov 6, 2016
high key
The scenery of this ride is absolutely stunning. When you think it cannot get any better you get around a corner and are even more mind blown. 8mi

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  4.4 from 23 votes

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All Clear 37 days ago
Dry: Nice foliage at the moment, trail is dry with some loose gravel and sand sections as expected.
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Are there any areas worth getting drone footage of I live in Kingman but never hit the trails although I do ride alot. I want to take the drone out there and get some shots which points are the best Feb 27, 2016


There are a few drone footage clips out there. I think it is well worth checking out. I'm not familiar enough with the trail to give you locations, but the local bike shops could likely help. I think one even has drone footage on their facebook page. Feb 27, 2016


So I just tackled this trail Clockwise that was no joke but I made it! Mar 28, 2016


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