Monolith Garden Loop - TRAIL

Monolith Garden Loop - Trail, Kingman, Arizona

Fast hard-packed trail with some ups and downs but no serious climbs. See the city’s website for map. The northern network of trails are the Cook Canyon Loop Trails and the large loop to the south is the Monolith Garden Loop. The Camp Beal Loop Trail connects by going under the highway. A variety of different loops are possible. Staying in the Cook Canyon Trail area loops of 1-3 miles are possible. If you add the Monolith Garden Loop it will total about 6 miles. The maze of towering rock formations in this area must have reminded someone of the heads on Easter Island which are also named Monolith Garden.

Two possible trailheads both off of highway 93 just west of I 40. Metwell Drive is a half-mile from the interstate on the south side of the road. A mile farther also on the south side is another trailhead visible from the highway.

User Reviews (4)

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Ryack   Weekend Warrior [Oct 04, 2017]

Fun beginner to intermediate trail with lots of scenic views. A good mix of terrain and trail style. It has a little of everything; flow, tech, rock gardens, smooth, climbing a few small drops and good lines.

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dedmann   Weekend Warrior [Mar 22, 2015]

Beginner to Intermediate skill level. Numerous loops, connecters, and options. Connects to Beale by riding "east" under highway 40. Two trail heads to park at Coyote pass and Metwell Dr. The Coyote Pass trail head has easier access to the inner loops. The Metwell Trail head will be a climb. The exterior legs of the trail is call Foothill Rim trail. Very scenic. Conditions vary depending on the monsoons. Watch for cows, equestrians, and hikers. Although the trail isnt usually crowed; it should be considered. Sunrise and Sunset rides are my personal favorites, due to the buttes and rock formations. Easily spend an entire day using the whole system. If you make it to the furthest north eastern corner take caution on the JK out and back. It is for the bravest and toughest riders. Exposed and technical.

Customer Service

for beginners: use Coyote Pass trail head. for more advance riders: use Metwell drive. Most locals ride it clockwise.

Similar Products Used: Badger, Beale, and Castle Rock
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weekender lhc   Weekend Warrior [Jun 20, 2011]

wow,what an awesome trail system. 20+ miles
rode with 9 other riders. these kgmn. guys did a fantastic job building the NEW ADDITION.
not too technical,some climbs and some great views to the west.
best singletrack i`ve ridden in years WAY FUN!

Customer Service

camp beale loop trail head.

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John Broecher   Weekend Warrior [Dec 03, 2006]

Fun and scenic ride, mostly singletrack. Not rocky like most of the rides in the area.

Customer Service

We did the Camp Beal Loop and then the Cook Canyon Loop Trails to the Monolith Garden Loop which we did Counterclockwise. Several fast smooth downhill sections on Monolith. It took about 2.75 hours. Camp Beal is a little rocky and has challenging climbs in comparison to the trail system on the south side of 93.

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2
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