7.1 miles
Distance
476 ft
Climb
-468 ft
Descent
01:11:06
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Monolith Gardens Loop Trail
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    BLM
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Monolith Gardens
    Kingman, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #55383 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #90590 in Trail Running
    • #93451 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

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.

Access Info

Coyote Pass Trailhead - Located 2 miles north of downtown Kingman, AZ on U.S. Highway 93. The trailhead can only be accessed from the southbound lane of the highway. Look for a large parking area near the top of Coyote Pass, where a restroom facility can be seen. This trailhead is recommended for horse trailers and/or large numbers of vehicles.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Monolith Gardens Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    9 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,422 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,682 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,664 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,671 ft
  • Grade max
    -25.9%
  • Grade min
    14.8%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    01:11:06
  • Avg reverse time
    01:48:50
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Status:
on Mar 24, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.9 (10 votes)

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  • Icy
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  • Variable
  • Ideal
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      Monolith Gardens... Trail Reports

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      Mar 24, 2021 @ 2:57pm
      Mar 24, 2021
      Good riding. Some sections a little unsure of where the trail was buy majority was fine.
      Feb 5, 2021 @ 9:04pm
      Feb 5, 2021
      Jan 14, 2021 @ 11:05am
      Jan 14, 2021
      Rain ruts full of rocks. Flags indicate reroutes forthcoming
      Apr 18, 2020 @ 9:14am
      Apr 18, 2020
      Apr 18, 2020 @ 9:14am
      Apr 18, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 14 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 126 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Monolith Gardens Loop
      8 miles
      TWMC Kingman
      13 miles

      9 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      CBuck65 (Jan 13, 2019 at 10:07)
       This is not a beginner trail, took the wife, a beginner, now she wants to stick to road biking. The half of the trail behind the mountain is very rocky/bumpy and is not enjoyable to ride.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jibofo (Feb 25, 2019 at 22:43)
       Lol
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      • + 1
      DataLaForge (Jul 3, 2019 at 15:35)
       I love this trail. It's got so many beautiful sights. Rock formations galore. I'm new to mountain biking so I don't know how difficult this is, but it takes a lot of focus for me to do the whole thing on my single speed without getting off of the bike to push. 5 stars.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      twowheeledwanderer (Feb 7, 2020 at 10:56)
       This is such a great and underrated trail! It could be considered more of a blue, but there's not really any tech other than a few rock lunges. The views and landscape make it worth it, though! twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/kingman-arizona-monolith-gardens
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      robertellisw (Jan 20, 2021 at 18:26)
       This trail is so much fun! But be careful with that green rating. I say it's more of a blue. One of the best flow trails I've ridden in a while.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Dugthug (Feb 5, 2021 at 20:57)
       Road this trail today for the first time. More of an intermediate trail with awesome views. Worth the sweat.
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      • + 0
      Dnssnchz (Mar 24, 2021 at 14:58)
       Very nice trail with interesting landscape. Flowed nicely, if your passing by its definitely worth stopping by.
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      • + 0
      Tylergrogg (Oct 8, 2021 at 13:16)
       I actually recommend riding it clockwise instead of counter-clockwisr like it suggests. I personally found the trail much more fun and had a lot of really fun flow, there's a little bit of a climb added in this way but it's easy and I found my speed maintained and could rip through the flow(y) sections with ease. Felt like there was better flow throughout this way!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      rdethman (Dec 7, 2021 at 5:04)
       Beautiful trail but not a green trail - would recommend but not for beginners.
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