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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +49,458/45 ft
Total: 18 riders
 

Mountain Biking Monolith Gardens

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#337 of 444 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#1636 in the world

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.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • No Restrooms
Getting there
From downtown Kingman or interstate 40 take US HYW 93 west towards Las Vegas.
Approx 3/4 mile west of I 40 turn left onto Mettwell Rd (just past the Cheveron gas station) then turn left onto the dirt road for 1/4 mile parking area is on the right. Look for the Monolith Garden BLM trail sign.
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Intermediate | 10 mi

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  • Ryan Ackerman
    *****

    Amazing views and photo ops! Challenging yet fun lots of technical spots accompanied by lots of fast flowy spots.

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  • Eric Foltz
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    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.

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  • RoadWarrior
    *****

    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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  • jayjaymyers
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    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

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