4 miles
Distance
278 ft
Climb
-288 ft
Descent
00:47:01
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Monolith Gardens Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Monolith Gardens Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Monolith Gardens
    Kingman, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #21603 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 85 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 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -10 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,422 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,659 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,502 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,491 ft
  • Grade max
    -25.9%
  • Grade min
    14.8%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,664 ft
  • Avg time
    00:47:01
  • Avg reverse time
    01:04:53
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Status:
on Feb 5, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Monolith Gardens Trail Reports

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      Feb 5, 2021 @ 9:04pm
      Feb 5, 2021
      Apr 18, 2020 @ 9:14am
      Apr 18, 2020
      Nov 24, 2019 @ 5:10pm
      Nov 24, 2019
      Great trail but definitely not a green. It’s a blue. Sure there are easy parts but there are also some more difficult rock sections. I really...
      Nov 24, 2018 @ 3:49pm
      Nov 24, 2018
      Dry loose sand in creek beds, other than that a bomber trail
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:29am
      Jul 15, 2018
      Major Water drainage issue, few segments of the trail were completely washed away by a series of storms this past week. The trail is still open,...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 126 rides
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      Mar 2, 2021 @ 6:05pm
      8 hours
      21 |
      Oct 29, 2020 @ 6:45am
      Oct 29, 2020
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      Oct 29, 2020 @ 6:45am
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      Oct 29, 2020 @ 6:45am
      Oct 29, 2020

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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      CBuck65 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (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
      [Reply]
      • + 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 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (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
      robertellisart (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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