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.