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

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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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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
Oct 22, 2016
RJ Taylor
Thank you JESUS! 9.4mi
May 8, 2016
Rod Perry
6.5mi
Apr 24, 2016
Matt Hage
Fun ride through spectacular rock formations. — 0h 45m
Apr 17, 2016
Richard Moss
Great ride. Need good cactus protection, we used sealant inside our inner tubes after stopping at local bike shop, worked great.
Mar 12, 2016
John Myers
Sep 29, 2015
John Myers
6mi — 0h 45m

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  4.7 from 13 votes

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All Clear 5 days ago
Dry - The most amazing trail I've ever ridden. Everyone should try to get out to see this. The scenery is spectacular. The trail is fun with som...
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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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