Cherum Peak Trail

Kingman, Arizona

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An easy day hike up a desert peak. The trail begins at the end of the road and follows the ridge running southeast to Cherum Peak. This trip is a good introduction to the type of hiking that can be done in the desert ranges of northwestern Arizona. Be sure to carry plenty of water. Along the lower part of the road to the trailhead, you pass through a mixture of Great Basin and Mojave Desert plants. Joshua trees and creosote are two common species characteristic of the Mojave. Many of the smaller shrubs, such as saltbush, sagebrush, and snakeweed, are typical of the Great Basin Desert. The trail passes through pinyon pine woodland and chaparral. Look for manzanita, silk-tassel bush, and scrub oak. From the summit are grand vistas. To the northeast are the Hualapai Valley, the Red Lake Playa, and the Music Mountains. Detrital Valley and the Black Mountains are to the northwest. On a clear day, Mount Charleston near Las Vegas, Nevada, can be seen.

Cherum Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide

"An easy day hike up a desert peak. The trail begins at the end of the road and follows the ridge running southeast to Cherum Peak. This trip is a good introduction to the type of hiking that can be done in the desert ranges of northwestern Arizona. Be sure to carry plenty of water.

Along the lower part of the road to the trailhead, you pass through a mixture of Great Basin and Mojave Desert plants. Joshua trees and creosote are two common species characteristic of the Mojave. Many of the smaller shrubs, such as saltbush, sagebrush, and snakeweed, are typical of the Great Basin Desert. The trail passes through pinyon pine woodland and chaparral. Look for manzanita, silk-tassel bush, and scrub oak. From the summit are grand vistas. To the northeast are the Hualapai Valley, the Red Lake Playa, and the Music Mountains. Detrital Valley and the Black Mountains are to the northwest. On a clear day, Mount Charleston near Las Vegas, Nevada, can be seen."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Kingman
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 983 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best March to May, September to November
Trailhead Elevation: 6,000 feet
Top Elevation: 7,000 feet
Local Contacts: Kingman Resource Area Office BLM
Local Maps: USGS Chloride
Driving Directions: Directions to Cherum Peak Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/29/2008
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This is a great hike. It took us about 2 hours to get to the peak. The view is very kool. Over all it is any easy hike, howerver it clubs about 1100 feet in elevation. Would say that fall and spring is the best times to take this trail.



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