Cherum Peak Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Cherum Peak Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kingman, Arizona and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1282 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

Nice hike with great views of Chloride, the Cerbat Mountains, the Black Mountains and beyond (weather permitting). Scrub oak trail, junipers in the higher elevations, rocky on top.

hiking
8 days ago

Great day trip from Kingman! Locals are nice town is cute. Small hike recommend and AWD vehicle or better. Roads gets washed out. Murals are amazing art!

off road driving
24 days ago

The road becomes impassable with 1.6 miles remaining, unless you have an OHV or maybe a Jeep? The road begins to climb, then washes out, and there are 3 foot boulders in the middle of the road making it too tight for a full sized vehicle regardless of 4×4 and clearance. We were in a Tacoma for reference and it wasn't happening. If you want to add another 3.2 miles to your hike and just walk the road to the trailhead, I suppose you could. Otherwise you'll have to settle for the consolation prize which is the murals.

hiking
3 months ago

off road driving
3 months ago

Cons: Road is not accessible for the last 1.5 miles of "road". We attempted the drive in an AWD sedan and couldn't even make it to the trailhead. There was nowhere to park & hike the last leg either, so the whole trip was a bust. No other trail heads nearby either, according to 2 locals we asked on the way back through town.

Pros: you can drive 3.3 miles into/past Chloride & off the main road to see the murals. Lots of signs. They're worth the trip, but a bummer to see no hike. You **could** hike 3.5 miles past the murals to the trailhead, however. That would just make this hike a far longer & different journey.

4 months ago

On the paved road that goes thru chloride keep going follow signs to murals road turns rough but worth the detour

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike and views .

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Magnificent view of Chloride, AZ, and the surrounding mountains and plateaus. Best part? No one seems to know about this place.

Road is pretty tame but does get bumpy from rainfall trenches in some places. Don't recommend passenger cars, you will want ground clearance.

Go straight for a ways on Big Wash Rd just north of Chloride to reach the trail. Road gets narrow in some places and goes along cliff edges, so drive carefully.

I tried coming in from the south, but the roads are abandoned once you get up to the foothills near Chloride. Only [non-sketchy] way in is from Big Wash Rd, as far as I know.