Monolith Gardens

4.33 out of 5
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↑ 162,300 ft
↓ 147,700 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
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. BLM will soon update the trail maps located at the trail heads.

The trails are a popular local ride and a hidden gem of western Arizona that can be great to ride in the summer when lower desert temps push 120. Kingman's summer temps range from mid 90's to low 100's.

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.

The trail is open year round. Winter daytime temps 45 - 65 degress, Summer mid 90's to low 100's.

Take time to observe the different rock formations along the trail they will provide photo ops.

Watch out for hikers, wildlife and livestock.
added by sodonnelBunny Hop
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (12 total check-ins)
  RoadWarrior   on Apr 14, 2019
  rpmarheine   on Jun 4, 2018
  rpmarheine   on Mar 26, 2018
  OldspokeMTB   on Oct 29, 2016
  freeskier46   on Dec 20, 2015
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Reviews (6)

Granny Gear

October 24, 2017
Review: Amazing views and photo ops! Challenging yet fun lots of technical spots accompanied by lots of fast flowy spots.

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February 17, 2014
Eric Foltz Doubletrack  
Review: Fun trail system.
I rode the Monolith Gardens Loops and had a blast. The lower loops are pretty smooth ST with some rocks thrown in for fun.
The higher up you go, the rockier it gets. I think this will smooth out as the area gets more traffic.
Kudos to the trail builders for putting together some well thought out trails.

Similar Trail: Bootleg XC Trails, Sara Park

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November 15, 2011
Review: One of my favorite trails when I'm in the area. With the addition of the new trails it would take 3 hours to ride every thing this side of Rt 93. Multiple loop options. Also connects to the trails on the other side of Rt 93 via a trail underpass. Also of note; there are cattle here, be sure to close all gates.

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August 23, 2011
luv2mtb Trailblazer  

* Review edited 8/24/2011

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August 1, 2011
Review: Very nice easy ride with unique rock formations. Connect with Desert Foothill trail system to add distance and technical singletrack.

* Review edited 8/1/2011

Similar Trail: Camp Beale, Desert Classic and Foothills Rim.

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Bunny Hop

July 31, 2011
sodonnel Bunny Hop  
Review: Fast single and double track loop system

Similar Trail: Foothills Rim trail, Kingman Beale Loop, Kingman Badger, Kingman

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Monolith Gardens MTB Trail 4.33 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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