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3 Hikes Around Kingman

Monolith Garden Trail:

This 8.5 mile trail is located within the Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area trail system. Meandering through Mohave Desert, Monolith offers native vegetation and interesting volcanic rock formations. There is no water and little shade along this trail so be sure to pack plenty of water and schedule your hike at times that the sun isn’t at its harshest! If 8.5 miles is a bit much, feel free to cut your hike short by taking one of the connectors along the Monolith trail and head back to the trailhead.

White Cliffs Wagon Trail:

White Cliffs Wagon Trail is part of an old wagon route used in the late 1800s to bring ore from the Stockton Hill Mines to the railroad. The wagon tracks have been cut deep into the stone and there are depressions along both sides of the roadbed, which were used for stubbing posts and ropes to help get the heavy wagons up and down the grade. Here you have the opportunity to experience both the beauty and history of Kingman all in one place.

Recently, ACE (American Conservation Experience) collaborated with CRATA (Colorado River Area Trail Alliance) and the City of Kingman Parks Department to construct the upper loop trail, creating 1.5 more miles of trail, bringing the total mileage of the trail to 3.5. The total mileage of White Cliffs will be changing again in the future as more trail expansions come. This was partially funded by a $30,000 grant from the Arizona State Park and Trails Department.

Hualapai Peak:

Trail development of Hualapai Mountain Park began in 1936 due to Roosevelt’s New Deal and the Civilian Conservation Corps later completed it.

Go through four different levels of habitats on this ~5-mile hike coming from the West or come from the East for about the same length of trail! Along your trip up the mountain, as you pass through the various habitat zones (Chaparral-1, Pink/Oak-2, Mixed Conifer-3 and Fir/Aspen-4), you may even be lucky enough to see some of the wildlife that call the Hualapais home! Local deer, elk, fox, jackrabbit, coyote, lizards, snakes and many more wildlife call zones 1 and 2 their home. As you get further up the mountain watch for mountain lions, bears, bobcats and elk as this is the part of the mountain they reside in. At the top of Hualapai Peak, located within the Hualapai Mountain Park, you can see the Cerbat Mountain Range looking North, the Peacock, Music and Aquarius Mountains looking East/Southeast, looking West, you can see the Mohave Mountains and looking South, you can see more of the Hualapais (Mohave County Parks).

If this trail doesn’t suit your interests, Hualapai Mountain Park offers 10 miles of trails for hikes, mountain bikers and equestrians to explore!

Posted:
01/27/2021
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